Ben Stokes dropped the catch of Nathan Lyon (Photo: Videograb/Twitter)
New Delhi: It is said that no matter what the beginning is, the end should be good. England could not do the same in the first Test played at Edgbaston. He started the competition by surprising the whole world. But, even after seeing the result, it could not happen that people’s eyes remained teary. There can be many reasons for saying this, but the biggest reason is the catch drop of Ben Stokes. Due to his mistake, the life that Nathan Lyon got, became a boon for Australia.
By the way, Ben Stokes not only pushed his team England towards defeat by dropping the catch of Nathan Lyon, but also repaid Australia’s debt. This loan is 4 years old. Its strings are connected to the Headingley Test played in 2019.
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Ben Stokes would not have dropped the catch, England would have lost!
He will tell what happened in the Headingley Test played in 2019. But first let us know when and how Ben Stokes made a mistake at Edgbaston? This happened when the match was in its last hour and Australia were 37 runs away from victory. The 84th over of Australia’s second innings was being bowled and Nathan Lyon was playing for just 2 runs.
Lion’s shot went in the air on the second ball of Stuart Broad’s over. Stokes tried his best to catch him but finally the catch was dropped. England had to pay for this dropped catch in the match with a 2-wicket defeat.
Lion got life, boon for Australia!
Lion, who was playing for 2 at the time of his life, went on to score 14 of the remaining 37 runs and remained unbeaten with his bat. In doing so, he shared a half-century partnership with captain Pat Cummins and wrote a brilliant script for Australia’s victory.
Ben Stokes repaid Australia’s ‘loan’!
Now in the midst of all this, know how Ben Stokes repaid Australia’s loan. In fact, in the Headingley Test played in 2019, England also registered a similar victory. He also won there by 1 wicket because Australia’s chance of run out was missed. Nathan Lyon was about to give up the run out of Jack Leach, the last batsman of England for Australia, whose catch was dropped by Ben Stokes at Edgbaston. So tell me, didn’t the loan get repaid?
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