Ashes 2021-22: In the first innings of England on the third day of the ongoing Ashes series in Sydney, a funny incident was seen at that time. When English all-rounder Ben Stokes got life in a strange way. Cricket is called a game of charisma anyway. We often get to see some charisma inside the field. Something similar was also seen on the third day of the Sydney Test. The sight was such, seeing which the Australian player sighed. At the same time, the English players also held their heads.
Ben Stokes gets life
On the third day of the fourth match of the Ashes series between Australia and England in Sydney, the English team was completely in trouble after losing 4 wickets for 36 runs in their first innings. On the pitch, all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow were trying to get the team out of this difficulty. During this, such an incident happened in the 31st over of the innings. Which surprised everyone.
Actually, the ball was in the hands of Australian all-rounder Cameron Green in that over. Green bowled the first ball of the over, and that astonishing incident happened. It happened that Stokes left that ball, after which there was a big appeal on him and Stokes was also given out. The English all-rounder immediately demanded a review against this decision of the umpire, then the truth that was seen surprised everyone.
Ben Stokes was not out even after the ball on the wicket
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 7, 2022
After taking the review of Stokes, it was clearly visible in the replays that the ball has touched the off-stump. But even after this, Bales did not act, and Stokes got a charismatic lifeline. Stokes was seen holding his head after seeing what happened. At the same time, Australian players were also seen in awe. At the time when this incident happened, Stokes was playing 16 runs off 37 balls.
Stokes took full advantage of this vitality and together with Jonny Bairstow made a brilliant partnership of 128 runs to get the English team out of trouble. He played a brilliant innings of 66 runs with the help of 9 fours and 1 six before Nathan Lyon was dismissed lbw.