Ben Stokes saved a six in the air with acrobatics and contributed to England’s 8-run win over Australia
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England defeated Australia by 8 runs in the second T20 match and captured the T20 series a match earlier. Batting first in the second T20 match played on Wednesday, England gave a target of 179 runs to Australia, in response the hosts could only score 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. David Malan and Sam Curran contributed as much with bat and ball to England’s victory. Ben Stokes He also gave with his amazing fielding.
David Malan scored 82 runs in 49 balls. While Curran took 3 wickets for 25 runs. Ben Stokes got a breakthrough on 10 runs, but his fielding is more discussed in this match. He played a big role in England’s victory by saving a six. Everyone is surprised to see his acrobatics in the air. Its video is also becoming quite viral on social media.
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In fact, in the 12th over, Australia’s explosive batsman Mitchell Marsh played a big shot on the ball of Sam Curran. Everyone could see the ball going across the boundary. Then Stokes jumped in the air and, doing wonders with one hand, stopped the ball from crossing the boundary. Stokes himself threw the ball inside before falling across the boundary. Although he could not catch the catch here, but his effort saved an important 6 runs.
Stokes did not bat
Talking about the match, England had scored 178 runs for 7 wickets. Malan batted explosively and scored 82 runs in 49 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from him, Moeen Ali scored 44 runs in 27 balls. Ben Stokes, however, could not show his best with the bat and could only score 7 runs.
No Australian except Marsh
Australia K Marcus Stoinis took 3 wickets for 34 runs. Marsh scored the highest 45 runs for the Australian team chasing the target. He hit 3 fours and 2 sixes in 29 balls. At the same time, Tim David scored 40 runs in 23 balls.