2019 World Cup remaining | Ben Stokes requested umpires to not add 4 overthrows to whole, says James Anderson


England World Cup hero Ben Stokes had requested the umpires to remove the 4 overthrows that proved decisive throughout their summit conflict win over New Zealand on Sunday, in line with his Check team-mate James Anderson.

Within the remaining over of England’s chase, a throw from New Zealand fielder Martin Guptill deflected off Stokes’ bat whereas he was diving to succeed in his crease to finish the second run and the ball ran off to the boundary within the dying levels of the chase.

Having taken under consideration the 2 accomplished runs and the resultant boundary from the overthrow, Stokes was awarded six runs, although some consultants have opined that he ought to solely have gotten 5, which might have left England a run in need of New Zealand’s whole of 241 for eight.


If Stokes had his means, the match might need by no means reached a tie and gone to a Tremendous Over, the place each groups scored 15 runs and England finally received the World Cup on boundary rely.

Anderson, who might be Stokes’ Check team-mate for the upcoming Ashes collection in opposition to Australia, mentioned that the England all-rounder, who apologised the second the incident occurred by elevating his arms, had appealed to the umpires to overturn their determination.

“The etiquette in cricket is that if the ball is thrown on the stumps and it hits you and goes into a spot within the subject you don’t run. But when it goes to the boundary, within the guidelines it’s 4 and you may’t do something about it,” Anderson informed the BBC’s Tailenders podcast.

“I feel, speaking to Michael Vaughan who noticed him (Stokes) after the sport, Ben Stokes truly went to the umpires and mentioned, ‘Can you’re taking that 4 runs off? We don’t need it’. But it surely’s within the guidelines and that’s the way in which it’s,” added Anderson.

“It’s been talked about for some time among the many gamers, doubtlessly that being a useless ball if it does hit the batsman and veer off someplace.”

Christchurch-born Stokes mentioned after the summit conflict that he might need to ask for forgiveness “for the remainder of my life” for the additional runs which he labelled a “fluke”.