Ben Stokes amazes the cricketing world with one of the finest attempts on the boundary to stop the ball from going over the fence. Stokes almost helped his side Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) get another wicket against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RPS). It was the 18th over of RCB’s innings. RCB were under pressure, Binny was the only hope as he hit a few around the park after Shane Watson and Kedar Jadhav.
Binny tried to take on Shardul Thakur and hit a monstrous hit towards deep mid-wicket boundary between fielders Stokes and Daniel Christian. Stokes had his eyes glued to the bowl and managed to got both hands under the ball. He took the catch but in doing so got off-balance. Stokes was tripping over the rope, as soon as he knew that he was going to cross the boundary, he tried to flick the ball towards Christian who was on his left.
Stokes in an attempt to throw the ball to Christian got his right hand tangled between his legs. He was supposed to throw the ball to Christian instead he threw it away from him. Christian tried to get to the ball but it was too far for him to catch hold of.
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Stokes’ attempt helped his team save 5 runs as Binny could only take a single as Christian threw it back to the wicketkeeper in one quick motion. That turned the moment in RPS’ favour once again as they won the match by a big margin of 27 runs.
Stokes was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his performance with ball and in the field despite getting out for a score of 2. Stokes took crucial wickets and ended his spell with 3 for 18 in 4 overs. He took the priced wicket of RCB skipper Virat Kohli and got RPS back in the game despite posting a total of 161 which turned out to be too good for the home team.