Earlier than going through remaining ball from Trent Boult, Ben Stokes remembered Mushfiqur Rahim


Stokes was awarded Man of the Match within the remaining for his contribution in England’s win.

Ben Stokes. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Ben Stokes. (Picture by Steve Bardens/Getty Photos)

There was some India connection in England all-rounder Ben Stokes’ thought course of when he was batting towards New Zealand within the thrilling finale of the 2019 World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday. England have been left to attain three runs off two balls after the fortunate deflection after which after Adil Rashid received run out within the penultimate ball whereas making an attempt to take two, the ace all-rounder was left to attain two on the ultimate ball.

At that second, Stokes was eager about a Bangladeshi cricketer and it was Mushfiqur Rahim. Three years in the past, the diminutive wicketkeeper-batsman was in an identical state of affairs in a sport towards India within the World T20 in Bengaluru. The Tigers have been in an advantageous place and required a couple of runs to recover from the road.

Rahim was on strike and he selected to go for the glory shot solely to search out himself caught on the deep mid-wicket and Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s India had gone by means of to the semi-final. Rahim had already began celebrating their win considering the job was executed however as destiny would have it Bangladesh ended up dropping the sport by a solitary run.

For Stokes, that match remained a tough lesson to be taught. “Simply earlier than the final ball, all I used to be considering of was Bangladesh within the T20 World Cup sport (towards India in 2016),” Stokes, who was the person of the match within the remaining mentioned.

‘Don’t attempt to be a hero’

Throughout the celebrations after England bagged their maiden World Cup, Stokes mentioned: “Don’t attempt to be a hero and take a look at hit it for six. Attempt to get one run and take it to the Tremendous Over. That was my course of. Feelings have been working excessive on time.”

The 28-year-old who resurrected the England innings and remained unbeaten in 84, had his share of luck as effectively. Within the penultimate over of the match bowled by James Neesham, Stokes had a detailed shave after he tried an enormous shot. It was a catch however Trent Boult misjudged the boundary ropes and landed over it whereas making an attempt to regain stability after taking the catch. After which, there was that rarest of the uncommon deflection off Stokes’ bat that earned the Three Lions 4 further runs to make life a lot simpler.

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Stokes may handle to take one run on the ultimate supply off Boult as his companion Mark Wooden received run out on the different finish whereas making an attempt to take two and the match led to a tie (each side scored 241 runs). The Tremendous Over that adopted additionally led to a tie with Stokes making eight very important runs. In the long run, England gained the cup by the advantage of scoring extra boundaries than New Zealand.