ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 started on Thursday on the Oval ground in London. In the first match, South Africa and hosts England were face-to-face, where the English team opened their account by registering a huge win by 104 runs and started the campaign successfully. In the match, the South Africa team won the toss and decided to field.
England scored a huge score of 311 on 8 wickets, and the South African team got tired of pursuing this goal. His team was reduced to a total of 207 runs in 39.5 overs. Many players made their contribution, but one player was the one who became the ‘superstar’ of the match in every case. He was all-rounder Ben Stokes.
Brilliant innings: England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes has made a great contribution to every department on the field. In the batting, bowling, and fielding, Ben Stokes fiercely challenged South Africa and finally managed to win his team.
When England went to bat, their innings slowed down but Ben Stokes brought his team back on track while playing a spectacular inning of 89 runs in 79 balls. He stayed on the pitch for 132 minutes, during which he got 9 hits with his bat. Of course, Jason Roy (54), Joe Root (51) and Eoin Morgan (57) also batted brilliantly, but this was Stokes’ innings that brought England to 311 runs.
Also in bowling, After that, when the South African team came out to pursue the target of 312, Ben Stokes stood still in front of him. Stokes took 2 wickets while bowling magnificently. Interestingly, Stokes bowled only 2.5 overs in the match and hit two wickets with a total of 12 runs. He dismissed Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir.
Even In Fielding, He Showed Brilliant Performance
Not only this, Ben Stokes has left no stone unturned in fielding as well as batting and bowling. He got two catches and also ran out Pretoria. In the meantime, a catch was fired virally on the social media and some veterans, who were commenting on this catch, declared this catch as the best catch of the tournament.
Stokes took the catch Andile Phehlukwayo when the ball going across the boundary was caught in the air and thus Ben Stokes stunned everyone. Stokes thus became the ‘ Man of the match ‘ of the first match of the World Cup 2019.