Ben Stokes Calls For A Rule Change After The Second T20I Against South Africa

 Ben Stokes Calls For A Rule Change After The Second T20I Against South Africa

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler (Image Source; Twitter)

After losing the first T20I match against England, South Africa made a great comeback by winning the second match. The Proteas won the match by 58 runs as Egland failed to chase down 208 runs. However, after the match, England’s star allrounder Ben Stokes called out for a rule change for the near future.

While batting first, Rilee Rossouw was the star of the show. He scored an unbeaten 96* runs off 55 balls. It helped the Proteas to score 207 runs in 20 overs by losing three wickets only. But, during his innings, a controversial incident happened. But the decision went in favour of the batter which did not please Ben Stokes.

Ben Stokes wants to get rid of the soft signal from the game

Speaking of the incident, Rossouw was batting on 37 runs when he gloved a delivery from Chris Jordan down the leg side. England skipper, Jos Buttler dived and assumed that he took a clean catch. However, Umpire gave not out to the batter, and then, Buttler went for review. 

However, in replays,  the ball appeared to bounce right as Buttler was gathering it. Hence, Umpire did not change the decision and Rossouw survived. Ben Stokes reacted to that moment and said that the third umpire made the final decision without a soft signal. He also demanded to get rid of that soft signal system from the game. On Twitter, he wrote: “Ohh 3rd umpire makes a decision without a soft can we get rid of the soft signal now….PLEASE!”

Here is the Tweet:

Buttler was also sure that it was a clean catch as he shared his frustration after the match. Meanwhile, he also said that a big series decider awaits them on Sunday, 31 July 2022. “I thought I had it. But the people who matter disagreed. It’s frustrating to have lost and we are trying and working hard to be more consistent, but we’ve not managed to string our best games together. Sunday is a pressure game and will be a good test for where we are as a team. We haven’t won a series yet this summer which we are not accustomed to.”


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