Cricket coaches always teach their students to not take their eyes of the ball and always be attentive during the game. However, there are some instances where pupils decided to not listen to their ‘Gurus’. On such incident happened during the third T20I of the three-match series between Australia and England. The game was impacted by rain after the 9.4 overs into the visitors (England) innings.
The persistent rain meant that the overs were cut down to 12 per side. The game resumed at 73/2 with skipper Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes batting together. With less than three overs left in the game, the duo hit a few boundaries to get going, The last over was bowled by Glenn Maxwell. Amazingly enough, he didn’t gave away any boundary. On the last ball of the over, Stokes smoked the ball over Maxwell’s head.
He thought that the ball will go for a four. At this point, the all-rounder didn’t both running while his batting partner, Buttler went came across the striking end. In the end, the ball was cut off by either long-on or long-off. Stokes realized his mistake and went for a single to avoid finishing with the dot ball.
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The innings ended on 112/2. However, the game couldn’t have any result due to persistent rains. The home team was struggling at 30/3 after 3.5 overs when the rain arrived and made sure that the Aussies avoided the clean sweep. The 20-20 World Cup holders couldn’t win the first two games of the series going into the 2022 edition of the tournament.
Ahead of the upcoming World Cup, Australia will play a warm-up game against India on October 17 in Brisbane. On the other hand, England will play Pakistan on the same day before starting their World Cup campaign. The Ashes rivals are slotted in the Group 1 of the Super 12 round. Both teams will lock horns on October 28 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at 1:30 PM IST.