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 Well, perhaps not so amazingly because it happens quite frequently. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. By Matthew Taylor. My bouncer is a wicket-taking ball and also a dot ball so I’d be stupid not to use it.”. "But it [my hand] gets the nickname The Claw so luckily it stuck. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. It was the 39th time England have passed 300 since the last World Cup in 2015. 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He revealed that the crowd support was unbelievable and their reaction fizzed him up. BEN STOKES CATCH VS SOUTH AFRICA IN WORLD CUP 2019 | WORLD CUP 2019 ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA #wc2019 #worldcup2019. 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 … For other inquiries, Contact Us. Felix White and Greg James of BBC Radio 5 Live's Tailenders podcast react to Ben Stokes' incredible catch against Pakistan. I was supposed to be ten yards further in. A game into the World Cup and England’s Ben Stokes already seems to have catch of the tournament wrapped up. 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. One posted: “BEN STOKES HAS JUST PULLED OFF ONE OF THE GREATEST CATCHES YOU’LL EVER SEE! 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. Published May 31, 2019. I made a relatively straightforward catch into a hard one. JOFRA ARCHER strolled onto cricket’s biggest stage and showed the world why he is going to be a dynamic, dazzling superstar. Ben Stokes celebrates after taking a one-handed reverse-cupped catch while diving at deep mid-wicket to dismiss South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo. England were opening the tournament at the Oval and reached a competitive, but getable, 311 from their 50 overs. Archer’s impact had been immediate and match-defining. 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. It was a great feeling and gave me a little extra. Will take some beating to go beyond that effort in this tournament.”, And another astonished fan wrote: “That was Freakingly Awesome!!! 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! That belonged to Ben Stokes, who clung onto an astonishing, leaping, one-handed catch on the boundary. He performed as though he was loving every minute of the attention and hype. There is surely no way it will be beaten as Catch of the Tournament. SIGN UP TO PEDESTRIAN DAILY. Submit. He takes everything in his stride and is improving every day.”, Archer added: “It was a great atmosphere out there. 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. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. It’s amazing how the old stereotypical perception of ‘Anyone but England’ persists among non-English followers to the day. Sport Ben Stokes wonder catch gets commentators and fans asking if … BBC TMS commentator Charles Dagnall added: “What a jaw dropping moment that was from Ben Stokes. Ben Stokes pulled off an incredible catch in England's World Cup opener against South Africa at the Oval.. 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. He was outstanding for a young guy starting his international career. As a team, England were not fazed by their status as favourites and produced a professional, disciplined and hugely impressive display. View our online Press Pack. 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. 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. BEN STOKES has been credited with already pulling off the catch of the World Cup after the England star held onto a stunner against South Africa. 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. 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. 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. Ben Stokes pulled off an incredible catch in England's World Cup opener against South Africa at the Oval.. Watch Ben Stokes Haul In A Cricket World Cup Catch So Good You’ll Shit Yr Dacks. 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. Archer bowled with speed - reaching 93mph - and skill and penetration. OH MY GOODNESS!”, Another added: “First match and we already gotta the catch of the tournament. ... That catch was the highlight of a superb all-round performance by Stokes. 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 … Stokes acrobatic skills were on their peak as he plucked one out of thin air to nullify Andile Phehlukwayo’s sweetly-timed sweep off Adil Rashid’s bowling on Thursday. They managed it on just 34 occasions in their previous 45 years of one-day cricket. 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. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express “It is a great feeling to look back at games and know you have contributed at crucial moments. Despite … A game into the World Cup and England’s Ben Stokes already seems to have catch of the tournament wrapped up. 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 … London: The 2019 Cricket World Cup might already have its best catch of the tournament. We should not have worried about how he would respond. 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. “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.”. The ball travelled all the way to the boundary - which shows the force of the impact - but, amazingly, the bails were not dislodged. 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: "I was actually in the wrong position. 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. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. 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. 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 The 2019 Cricket World Cup might already have its best catch of the tournament. 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. England's Ben Stokes takes an "incredible" one-handed catch to remove South Africa's Andile Phehlukwayo in the opening World Cup game. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. 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. Official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Website - live matches, scores, news, highlights, commentary, standings, videos and fixtures from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 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 … 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. It does get you fizzed up when you are involved in something like that. After the wicketkeeper fell though, England took control again but it was Stokes’ catch that caught the eye. But this is different - this is the ultimate version of 50-over cricket playing alongside the best players on the planet. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. ': What they said about Ben Stokes' world-beating catch. Then, with Archer leading the way, England suffocated South Africa’s batting so effectively that the result rarely looked in doubt. I didn't really know how to react because I knew I shouldn't have been there. Rassie van der Dussen made a half-century after initially struggling desperately against the spin of Rashid and Moeen. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. 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