Ben Stokes came in to bat at number six after the dismissal of Harry Brook at Lord’s. Then the team’s score was 46 runs for four wickets.
In the Ashes series, the Australian team won the first two Tests and took a 2-0 lead in the series. Hosts England are currently lagging behind. Despite this defeat, team captain Ben Stokes has got the support of his fans as well as veteran players and even the Prime Minister of the country. Be that as it may, this player is not only doing wonders with the captaincy but also with the bat.
Australia’s victory in the Lord’s Test match was believed to be certain from the fourth day itself, but England captain Ben Stokes stood in the middle as a wall. He scored 155 runs in the fourth innings. With this innings, he made a big record in his name.
Ben Stokes kept England’s hopes alive
Ben Stokes is the batsman who has played the biggest innings among batsmen after number six in the fourth innings. Stokes came out to bat at number six after the dismissal of Harry Brook at Lord’s. Then the team’s score was 46 runs for four wickets. He was playing on 29 by the end of the fourth day. Even on the last day, Stokes kept England’s hopes of victory alive. Stokes got out after scoring 155 runs and the match ended after 8 overs.
Stokes set a new record
Even after coming in the lower order, Stokes did the work which the entire top order could not do together. Before him, batting after number six in the last innings, the biggest innings was played by Australia’s Adam Gilchrist. He scored an unbeaten 149 against Pakistan in Hobart in 1999. Gilchrist came to bat at number seven in that match. At number three is New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori who scored 140 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2009. Although batting at any number in the fourth innings, Sunil Gavaskar of India has scored the most runs. He has scored 221 runs.