When India looked like they had regained control of the innings, out of the blue Ben Stokes, took an absolute stunner out of thin air and dismissed India’s middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer at 29 runs. In a rush of adrenaline, Iyer danced down the wicket ahead onto a fuller delivery from Hartley to the sky on high, setting skipper Ben Stokes off on a run.
It looked like a very difficult catch. Ben Stokes, who came back from a knee injury after two months, was running almost blindly, attempting to spot the ball. He ran back about 25 yards from mid-off, securing a stunning to hold onto incredible catch at the end, showing a spirited celebration from the England skipper.
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A Ben Stokes stunner in the match. 🔥pic.twitter.com/LvJKe6ouMv
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 4, 2024
What a magnificent catch, what an unbelievable player, Ben stokes you beauty. India got off to a rattling start on Day 3 of the second Test. The 41-year-old veteran Fast bowler, James Anderson’s exploits removed both of the dangerous openers in one swift move at the beginning of Day 3, as he swung the momentum in favour of the England side to start the day off right for the visitors.
With the first two overs of his spell on the third day, Anderson dismissed the likes of both Rohit Sharma and the double-centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal, shifting the momentum of the match once again in England’s favour. England looked set to capitalize on the momentum shift. A change of spell which saw Anderson take a break, gave Indian batters Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer just the breathing space they needed to get set and bolster the innings once again.
Bolster the innings they did as the duo mustered an 81-run partnership, which saw the likes of both batters taking on Hartley and Rehan Ahmed, to get the runs flowing. At last skipper Ben Stokes had other plans, and the solid partnership is now broken as India attempts to recoup yet again.