Watch: Stokes left amused by his own, effortless six
England all-rounder Ben stokes is often regarded as aggressive Stokes that we all know of and admire. Interestingly, the all-rounder made sure to leave everyone in awe of his batting when he did so effortless on-drive that he, himself, was amused by the hit which was regarded as six runs.
Stokes walked in to bat having to hold the English innings together, not for the first time in the last 18 months or so. But the English vice-captain as has been the case for the past year seemed unphased when he came to bat. Although, the slow starts at the Ageas Bowl, the all rounder came back strongly in the second test. After a long time stay on the pitch for almost a day and a half, Stokes brought up his 10th Test ton.
However, despite having scored a century, he didn’t showed up his usual appearance until the 265th ball he faced. On his 265th ball of the innings, that was bowled by Alzarri Joseph, scored a six by the reminder to everyone why he’s one of the best entertainers and gifted talents in cricket.
While Stokes was batting on 115* and having been relatively defensive up until that point, Alzarri Joseph landed a full, in swinger towards the pads of Stokes, in an attempt to either trap the southpaw in front of the stumps or dismiss him ‘bowled’ On the 2nd ball of the 115th over. Although, with these delivery that Joseph had bowled multiple times to Stokes throughout the innings, but this time around, the Englishman gave a perfect shot to remember.
Stokes, with almost no feet movement and follow through with the full delivery swinging towards leg-stump, gave the ball a gentle punch, but what followed next left everyone speechless. Stokes’ connection that through pure timing, a shot which looked like a simple on-drive way over the long-on boundary for a six.
That is ridiculous @benstokes38! 😱