Video Clip: Cricket views a rare of episode of getting out
Cricket has just watched another incident of rare departure of a batsman from the crease. English all rounder Ben Stokes has been adjudged out for ‘Obstructing the Field’ in the second match against Australia.
He is the sixth batsman in the history of one day cricket to be considered of getting out in this unusual occurrence. The incident took place at the 26th over of the English innings while they were chasing a huge target of 307 runs made by Aussies after batting first.
Ben Stokes drove straight against a delivery of Mitchell Starc; Starc fielded the in his follow through and threw the ball towards the stumps aiming to run out the batsman as Stokes was standing outside the crease.
The English middle order batsman dived hard to save his life and obstructed the ball with his hand to stop it from reaching the stumps. The on field umpires left the responsibility of taking decision to the third umpire Joel Wilson who signaled red at the end although field umpires gave a soft signal of ‘Not out’ earlier.
The very first incident of ‘Obstructing the field’ took place back in 1987 when Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja was caught while hindering the field in his personal score of 99 runs.
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