“The crowd’s reaction behind me was pretty awesome and I just tried to take it in as much as I possibly could. The Cricket World Cup will run through July 14, so now’s as good a time as any to brush up on the rules and learn why you should further appreciate Stokes’s catch. Ben Stokes soaked up a phenomenal feeling after his one-handed wonder catch got England’s World Cup campaign under way with a crushing victory and a sprinkling of stardust. Ben Stokes pulls off spectacular catch in Cricket World Cup opener. Prince Harry officially opened the tournament with a speech on the outfield and England were expecting a tough examination from South Africa’s potent seam attack. Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Website - live matches, scores, news, highlights, commentary, standings, videos and fixtures from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 "But it [my hand] gets the nickname The Claw so luckily it stuck. Zing bails are great fun and add to the TV spectacle but manufacturers must find a way of making sure they fall off when the stumps are struck. Ben Stokes broke New Zealand hearts with the stunning and controversial finish to the World Cup, handing England their first triumph. "I was [a bit surprised]. That could be crucial if run-rate is a factor at the end of the round robin stage. Ben Stokes' catch in the 2019 World Cup So when Andile Phehlukwayo hijacked Adil Rashid towards mid-wicket, eyes pointed not in the direction of the outfield, but at the image of the batsman. Despite … But South Africa’s physio ruled he should return to the dressing-room to be assessed further for concussion. De Kock went on to score 68. They managed it on just 34 occasions in their previous 45 years of one-day cricket. Salute Ben Stokes!”, Another fan commented: “Catch of the tournament....Ben Stokes might turn out to be both—The Catch and the one who’s taken the beat catch.”, With a fifth adding: “Ben Stokes - Unbelievable catch! Felix White and Greg James of BBC Radio 5 Live's Tailenders podcast react to Ben Stokes' incredible catch against Pakistan. It all added up to England beginning their World Cup campaign with a crushing victory by 104 runs over South Africa. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Ben Stokes took a wonder catch in England's World Cup win over South Africa Eoin Morgan believes that moment can help cricket grow its audience England are … Trent Boult soars to catch Ben Stokes in the second to last over, only to step onto the boundary and have it ruled a six. Cricket World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes' catch against South Africa considered the 'greatest ever' Roy and Root re-built strongly with a century stand for the second wicket before departing in the space of four balls. Ben Stokes stars with bat, ball and a catch for the ages as England beats South Africa. The England man was also instrumental in snuffing out any hopes of a comeback, as he hit the last two balls to secure England's first World Cup victory of the tournament. I was supposed to be ten yards further in. England cricketing star Ben Stokes had hidden a family secret for many years but now a British newspaper The Sun has revealed the tragedy to the world. He performed as though he was loving every minute of the attention and hype. Cricket World Cup TV channel: What channel is the World Cup on. England's Ben Stokes (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the catch to dismiss South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo for 24 during the World Cup match between England and South Africa at The Oval. Captain Morgan said: “Jofra bowled fast and accurately on a slow pitch. Trent Boult soars to catch Ben Stokes in the second to last over, only to step onto the boundary and have it ruled a six. Almost instantly, he found the edge of Bairstow’s bat and Tahir embarked on one of his trademark 60-yard celebratory sprints. Prince Harry steps out for Cricket World Cup, Cricket World Cup table LIVE: Latest standings and results, Ben Stokes catch: England star hailed over catch of the World Cup in South Africa clash. Everyone exploded when my name was announced. England’s Ben Stokes celebrates the catch of South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo during the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and South Africa at … The Proteas opener edged an attempted reverse sweep against Adil Rashid’s wrist-spin and the ball struck the off stump, which illuminated the zing bails and stumps. When Amla was late on an attempted pull shot against Archer and the ball crashed into his grille, it initially looked as though he would be able to carry on batting. Stokes had earlier top-scored for England with 89 before starring in the field. Archer’s impact had been immediate and match-defining. On the opening day of the Cricket World Cup no less, we got exactly that in the form of this miracle take from England all-rounder Ben Stokes against South Africa. A game into the World Cup and England’s Ben Stokes already seems to have catch of the tournament wrapped up. (AP) English cricket gets a lot of bad press. But, in the tournament’s first piece of funkiness, captain Faf du Plessis opened the bowling with 40-year-old leggie Imran Tahir. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. There is surely no way it will be beaten as Catch of the Tournament. McGregor vs Poirier just hours away as Rodriguez gets UFC 257 rocking vs Ribas, Conor McGregor brutally trolled by WWE champ Drew McIntyre ahead of UFC 257, John Kavanagh laughs off idea McGregor has to 'impress' Khabib with Poirier win, UFC 257 prelims live stream FREE: How to watch fights from McGregor card, Newcastle ready to send Ritchie back to Bournemouth in swap deal for Billing, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. As a team, England were not fazed by their status as favourites and produced a professional, disciplined and hugely impressive display. Stokes' influence wasn't limited just to the catch, as he scored 89 runs as England set South Africa an opening total score of 311. He was outstanding for a young guy starting his international career. Will take some beating to go beyond that effort in this tournament.”, And another astonished fan wrote: “That was Freakingly Awesome!!! 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. The 2019 Cricket World Cup might already have its best catch of the tournament. Jofra Archer put the Proteas in early trouble before Quinton de Kock settled things. Ben Stokes pulled off an incredible catch in England's World Cup opener against South Africa at the Oval.. Stokes took the absolute worldie of a catch during the Three Lions' first game of the tournament at the Oval today, picking off batsman Andile Phehlukwayo with a stunning display of athleticism and hand-eye coordination. Ben Stokes catch: England star hailed over catch of the World Cup in South Africa clash BEN STOKES has been credited with already pulling off the catch of the World Cup … Ben Stokes took an incredible catch in the opening game of the Cricket World Cup to dismiss South African all rounder Andile Phehlukwayo and put England on track for a win. World Cup: A game into the World Cup and Ben Stokes might already have catch of the tournament wrapped up. View our online Press Pack. BBC TMS commentator Charles Dagnall added: “What a jaw dropping moment that was from Ben Stokes. By Cam Tyeson. Ben Stokes has said his incredible catch in England's Cricket World Cup win over South Africa only came about as he was in the wrong position. England all-rounder Ben Stokes reacted on the stunning one-handed catch he took to dismiss Andile Phehlukwayo in the ICC World Cup 2019 opener against South Africa on Thursday. My bouncer is a wicket-taking ball and also a dot ball so I’d be stupid not to use it.”. Ben Stokes has said his incredible catch in England's Cricket World Cup win over South Africa only came about as he was in the wrong position. Ben Stokes taking an absolute opener in World Cup 2019 opener (Source: Twitter) Ben Stokes produced arguably one of the best World Cup catches that one can ever see. ... That catch was the highlight of a superb all-round performance by Stokes. Benjamin Andrew Stokes OBE (born 4 June 1991) is an English international cricketer and current vice-captain of the England cricket team in Test cricket.Stokes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.In July 2020, Stokes captained the England team for the first time, for the first Test match against the West Indies. Asked about his wonder-catch, the all-rounder added: "I had a little bit of a panic on to be honest. World Cup Central: KP and Kallis back West Indies for semi-finals ... You cannot do that! If I had been it would probably have been a regulation catch but it was just one of those that sticks or it doesn’t,” said Stokes. Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes' 'full day out' lights up England victory over South Africa. Stokes’ incredible grab came from a big hit by Andile Phehlukwayo and, even though Amla was judged fit enough to resume his innings, South Africa had 10.2 overs unused when they were all out. Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures: Match dates and latest team news, Prince Harry makes HILARIOUS JIBE at Australian cricket captain, Cricket World Cup schedule: Full list of fixtures for the World Cup. Then he returned and took a third wicket in his second spell and finished with the eye-catching figures of 7-1-27-3. Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Stokes all made half-centuries as England, realising the two-paced pitch was tricky, used their nous and accumulated 311-8. Sport Ben Stokes wonder catch gets commentators and fans asking if … order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Ben Stokes took a stunning catch to help England beat South Africa in the World Cup opener Credit: Getty - Contributor 7 The all-rounder delivered with the … “I don’t practice being in the wrong position but we do train hard and try to practice those five per centers that do come along and that makes it a little bit easier when they do. Ben Stokes… Ben Stokes: "I was actually in the wrong position. By Matthew Taylor. World Cup: This is no doubt the unluckiest thing to ever happen in a World Cup final, as the ball ricochets off Ben Stokes for four runs. “There were a few nerves knocking around this morning – I haven’t felt like that for quite a long time – so after such a long build-up to the World Cup it is nice to walk away with a win.”. He takes everything in his stride and is improving every day.”, Archer added: “It was a great atmosphere out there. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. “I played with him in the IPL and to see the ball flying through at such high pace proves the future is very bright for him.”. The ball travelled all the way to the boundary - which shows the force of the impact - but, amazingly, the bails were not dislodged. Submit. In his first five over spell, Archer captured two vital wickets and forced Hashim Amla to retire hurt when a short ball crashed into his helmet grille. It was the 39th time England have passed 300 since the last World Cup in 2015. It’s amazing how the old stereotypical perception of ‘Anyone but England’ persists among non-English followers to the day. The hosts beat South Africa by 104 runs at The Oval as Stokes shone with the bat and ball, but it was his brilliance in the field that grabbed the headlines. One posted: “BEN STOKES HAS JUST PULLED OFF ONE OF THE GREATEST CATCHES YOU’LL EVER SEE! And hero Stokes was full of praise for Archer: “Their top four tried to play a shot a ball - I’m not sure if that was because Jofra’s pace was getting their beans going. He revealed that the crowd support was unbelievable and their reaction fizzed him up. Archer bowled with speed - reaching 93mph - and skill and penetration. Speaking on … Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Website - live matches, scores, news, highlights, commentary, standings, videos and fixtures from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 I didn't really know how to react because I knew I shouldn't have been there. I made a relatively straightforward catch into a hard one. OH MY GOODNESS!”, Another added: “First match and we already gotta the catch of the tournament. Ben Stokes says England's World Cup win felt like "destiny" as they edged New Zealand on boundary countback to triumph at Lord's in July. It was a great feeling and gave me a little extra. Stokes launched himself into the air and caught the ball with one hand dismissing SA’s Andile Phehlukwayo. Archer looked as chilled as though he was back sitting on a Barbados beach sipping a non-alcoholic cocktail. Published May 31, 2019. Cricket: Sheldon Cottrell has challenged Ben Stokes' claim for best catch in the World Cup, with his unbelievable effort on the boundary line to dismiss Steve Smith. Daniel Vettori catches West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels in the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. The England man was also instrumental in snuffing out any hopes of a comeback, as he hit the last two balls to secure England's first World Cup victory of the tournament. A huge moment in the run chase as Ben Stokes gets six when Trent Boult carries a catch over the boundary rope in England's World Cup final against New Zealand. Ben Stokes took an incredible catch in the opening game of the Cricket World Cup to dismiss South African all rounder Andile Phehlukwayo and put England on track for a win. "It was probably a regulation catch if I was in the right position. BEN STOKES CATCH VS SOUTH AFRICA IN WORLD CUP 2019 | WORLD CUP 2019 ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA #wc2019 #worldcup2019. Ben Stokes pulled off an incredible catch in England's World Cup opener against South Africa at the Oval.. Ben Stokes insists his astonishing catch in Englands World Cup rout of South Africa doesnt rank as the best of his career. Archer’s performances in tournaments such as the Big Bash and Indian Premier League convinced England he should be fast-tracked into the squad. England's Ben Stokes takes an "incredible" one-handed catch to remove South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo in the opening World Cup game. Watch: Ben Stokes Takes Spectacular Catch In England vs South Africa World Cup Opener Ben Stokes, back-pedalling and diving, held a brilliant one-handed catch in … Stokes, who scored 89 from 79 balls, then finished the match with two wickets in two balls. Advertisement H/t to Christoffer Well, perhaps not so amazingly because it happens quite frequently. Stokes’ 89 was his highest score in any format for England since his scrap in the street in Bristol in September 2017. “That is a moment that will be clipped and replayed over and over and over.”. “I was in the wrong position to start with. Ben Stokes could break Kiwi hearts all over again. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Ben Stokes top scored for England, made a sensational catch and polished off South Africa's tail as the hosts started their World Cup campaign with a bang Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs England's Ben Stokes takes an "incredible" one-handed catch to remove South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo in the opening Cricket World Cup game. And though this is the first match of a six-week long tournament, fans think the catch of the tournament award is already sewn up. Ben Stokes top scored for England, made a sensational catch and polished off South Africa's tail as the hosts started their World Cup campaign with a bang Credit: Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs SIGN UP TO PEDESTRIAN DAILY. newspaper archive. How long has he been married? One day in and we may have already seen the catch of the Cricket World Cup thanks to an absolute screamer from England's Ben Stokes. Morgan and Stokes then compiled another three-figure partnership. Ben Stokes lit up the Cricket World Cup with one of the best catches ever seen at the tournament in a statement display from England as they beat South Africa by 104 runs at The Oval. Even the shock of Jonny Bairstow being dismissed for a golden duck by the second ball of the tournament did not upset their equilibrium. During the 2019 World Cup opener, England's Ben Stokes took a remarkable catch to get rid off Andile Phehlukwayo His one-handed stunner remains the best catch of 2019 World Cup edition The catch was taken on May 30th, 2019 at the Kennington Oval, London Ben Stokes soaked up a phenomenal feeling after his one-handed wonder catch got England’s World Cup campaign under way with a crushing victory and a sprinkling of stardust. Rassie van der Dussen made a half-century after initially struggling desperately against the spin of Rashid and Moeen. A game into the World Cup and England’s Ben Stokes already seems to have catch of the tournament wrapped up. I was a little bit further in than I should have been, I took a step in and panicked a bit. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Ben Stokes took a stunning catch to help England beat South Africa in the World Cup opener, The all-rounder delivered with the bat, ball and in the field on a fine day at The Oval, Stokes flew through the air to hold on to Andile Phehlukwayo's shot, The crowd went wild as Stokes ended up facing them after twisting in mid-air, Stokes also hit 89 for England as they managed 311-8, Prince Harry got the tournament underway with a speech at The Oval before the real action started, Jofra Archer chipped in with three wickets to tear through the South African batting order, Cricket World Cup 2019 - Live stream, fixtures and schedule info as England and Wales host tournament, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Watch Ben Stokes Haul In A Cricket World Cup Catch So Good You’ll Shit Yr Dacks. We should not have worried about how he would respond. One day in and we can shut the World Cup … Ben Stokes lit up the Cricket World Cup with one of the best catches ever seen at the tournament in a statement display from England as they beat South Africa by 104 runs at The Oval. But even Archer’s superb fast bowling was not the most dramatic moment of the first match of the World Cup. Running away from the ball, Stokes flew and reached out his right hand, somehow clinging onto the ball. Ben Stokes celebrates after taking a one-handed reverse-cupped catch while diving at deep mid-wicket to dismiss South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo. For other inquiries, Contact Us. It does get you fizzed up when you are involved in something like that. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. In fact, England would have won even more convincingly if Quinton de Kock had not enjoyed a freakish slice of luck when he had scored 21. England all-rounder Ben Stokes pulled off a stunning catch in the opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against South Africa. It would have been a regulation catch if I was in the right place. “It is a great feeling to look back at games and know you have contributed at crucial moments. ': What they said about Ben Stokes' world-beating catch. JOFRA ARCHER strolled onto cricket’s biggest stage and showed the world why he is going to be a dynamic, dazzling superstar. Ben Stokes wife: Who is Clare Ratcliffe? Ben Stokes’ stunning catch was the highlight of the opener of ICC World Cup 2019. The all-rounder held onto a stunner on the boundary from Andile Phehlukwayo. But this is different - this is the ultimate version of 50-over cricket playing alongside the best players on the planet. 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