In the first ODI of the Cricket World Cup, which was England vs South Africa, Ben Stokes catch of Andile Phehlukwayo in the 35th over lead England a historic win of 104 runs.
The Ben Stokes catch was one of the best in the history of Cricket and one can ever see. Stokes form and aesthetic skills were on their peak as he grabbed a stunner in the first ODI of Cricket World Cup opener match against the South Africans at the Oval.
Ben stokes Catch is named as Catch of the Century.
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On BBC, former England Spinner, Phil Tufner, labeled it as, “Catch of the century”, to dismiss the boundary off Adil Rashid’s spin.
Seeing the goody form of the Ben Stokes, it was a historical day for the all-rounder, as he ran the top on the scores lead, scoring 89 off 79 balls, and took the last two wickets to thrash the South African team down the hill in the South Africa vs England.
In the normal circumstances, as it would have happened, the ball would crossed stokes head, but with the perfect timing of the reverse cup, Stokes grabbed a one-handed stunner to stun the crowd.
As per other claims, it was one of the “Catch of the Century”, but Ben Stokes said that, “ah, that one was against the Aussies, so that one ranks higher”, which was taken as the Adam Voges Edge in a 2015 Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.
Seeing the amusement that the catch striked, Twitter went mad with the amazement.
Nah Ben Stokes, that ain't normal.
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) May 30, 2019
The English competitors, registered a victory but, from the other end, Faf Du Plessis, also got some amazing catches, and the newest addition in the England’s World Cup Squad, Jofra Archer, took three wickets and in his fourth over, strike the ball in the grill of the Hashim Amla’s helmet, making him down but the captain says that he will play in the Next match.