Overthrow Controversy: Did Ben Stokes really ask the umpire to cancel the extra runs?

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The final match of world cup 2019 between England &New Zealand had been one of the interesting match audience have ever witnessed. However, after the end of the World Cup 2019 with England talking the trophy, an issue still going on and circulating.

In the last finale of World cup 2019, the man of the match was given to Ben Stokes. The player now have spoken and revealed that he had not asked umpire Kumar Dharmasena to cancel out the extra four runs given after the ball bounced off his bat from a throw by Martin Guptill.

Stokes now have contradicted James Anderson saying. The England player Anderson earlier had said that Ben Stokes had asked the umpire to cancel the extra runs off the overthrow as soon as it was awarded. However, the all-rounder has now contradicted the claims made by Anderson and has revealed that he just went up to wicketkeeper Tom Latham and told sorry to him following which he tendered the same sorry to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson.

“I saw all of that. I was thinking to myself, did I say that? But hand on heart, I did not go up to the umpires and say something like that to the umpires. I went straight to Tom Latham and said ‘Mate, I am so sorry’, looked over to Kane (Williamson) and said ‘I’m sorry’,” he said in the latest episode of BBC podcast Tuffers and Vaughan.

This is all happened during the third last ball of the inning of England when they were required nine runs to win in three balls. Stokes while shot the ball aimed for two runs and when he dived into the crease, the ba ended up hitting his bat and head off to the boundary for four. After which the umpire signalled that it is a four and in total it is six runs. With this, England had a tied score with New Zealand and then the final match decision went on to a super over.

Published by Mamatha Reddy on 31 Jul 2019

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