In the opening match of the World Cup at the Oval on Thursday, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to field against England.
England batted firstly and played their sport, which generated them to score 311 runs in 50 overs losing 8 wickets.
And then, South Africa in the second innings were hard pressed to produce a notable chasing. The World Cup 2019 opener was anticipated to be tuff match nevertheless it really wasn’t. England defended against South Africa by grabbing fast wickets and shrinked the team’s score to 207 runs which delivered England a cake-walk triumph. The match finished up in 39.5 overs.
Stokes capped a man-of-the-match manifest in England’s victory with probably the greatest catches in World Cup history.
Diving backwards to phase out Andile Phehlukwayo with a one-handed take on the boundary off Adil Rashid, Stokes’ fabulous effort was straight away labelled “the catch of the century” by ex-England spinner Phil Tufnell on the BBC.
The catch was obtained in the 35th over of the South Africa chasing when Andile Phehlukwayo in his seek to wallop Adil Rashid but then did not actually quite acquire the elevation. Primarily, the ball appeared to be going over Stokes’ head, who was standing in the strong square-leg boundary but the England all-rounder leapt and bent and flung his right hand to grab a miraculous catch.
It was the culmination of an astounding day for Stokes, who also top-scored for England with 89 in 79 balls as well as had the last 2 wickets in successive balls to wrap up the South Africans.
England captain Eoin Morgan asserted at the presentation that he was incredibly fascinated with Ben Stokes.
“Extremely impressed . He (Stokes) had a field day and especially that catch he took was absolutely outstanding. To have a match-winner like that in the side, he is someone who lifts absolutely everybody and I thought the bowling unit really did get off to a great start and continued to learn from the first innings and then put into place in second innings,” asserted Morgan.Share this to your,