Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/@cricketcomau)

England squared off towards Australia for the ultimate T20I of the collection on the Manuka Oval on Friday,14th of October. Whereas the collection has witnessed some high-quality cricket from either side, England red-ball skipper Ben Stokes produced a second proper out of grade cricket on the ultimate supply of England’s innings.

The guests’ batting innings was halted twice by rain, which finally noticed the sport diminished to 12 overs per aspect. With the requirement of fast runs within the rain-marred affair, Ben Stokes flexed his muscle tissues earlier than producing a chaotic second on the ultimate supply of the primary innings. The southpaw lofted Glenn Maxwell’s supply straight over his head and began strolling off pondering it was too good to be reduce off by the fielders.

However the mercurial all-rounder had not timed it in addition to he had thought and needed to rush to the opposite finish to steal a single. He slipped whereas finishing the primary run and was turned again by his skipper for the second run, solely to outlive a comical run-out. He walked off with a sheepish smile on his face after the drama of the ultimate supply.

Moeen Ali backs Ben Stokes for the T20 World Cup

Stokes’s quickfire 17 off simply ten deliveries together with Jos Buttler’s 65 off 41 ensured that England completed with 112 runs of their 12 overs. Earlier, there have been some rumors of Stokes getting changed by the recuperating Liam Livingstone for the upcoming T20 World Cup owing to the previous’s sluggish kind in white-ball cricket. However his compatriot and fellow all-rounder Moeen Ali rubbished these talks by highlighting the Take a look at skipper’s worth to the squad. 

“I do not care if Ben would not rating any runs within the subsequent couple of video games as a result of as soon as the World Cup comes I am positive he’ll be high quality. Even when he would not rating runs he is an excellent participant to have in your workforce. I believe when the large video games come he’ll rating runs and that is what you need out of your gun gamers,” Moeen Ali stated on Thursday.