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Watch: 2019 World Cup final moment recreated during Lord’s Test

By BetBarter Staff

June 5, 2022

The 2019 World Cup moment where New Zealand’s Martin Guptill’s throw deflected off England’s Ben Stokes‘ bat has been recreated. At that time, the Three Lions needed nine runs off three balls with Stokes on strike and Trent Boult bowling. The latter bowled a full toss but the England all-rounder couldn’t connect well.

However, he and his side got six runs as Guptill’s throw towards the striking end deflected the Stokes’ bat and went towards the boundary. The moment was a deciding factor as the Eoin Morgan-led side went on to lift the ever-elusive 50-Over World Cup trophy. The same moment has been recreated in the ongoing Test match between England and New Zealand. Coincidentally, both games were played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

During the 43rd over of the fourth innings, former skipper Joe Root played a pull shot but the ball was stopped by the fielder in the inner circle. Newly-appointed English skipper Stokes was charging for a run but realized it wasn’t on. He tried to get back to the non-striker’s end, and the throw from the fielder then deflected his bat. Once again, Boult was bowling the over.

However, this time around, no extra runs were given to the hosts as they apologized for the incident. The former and current England Test skippers were seen smiling as they remembered what happened on July 14, 2019. The commentators couldn’t keep calm and were asking for Ian Smith, who was commentating during the final over of the 2019 World Cup final.

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Talking about the ongoing game, the Ben Stokes-led side have reached 216/5, needing another 61 runs to take a lead of 1-0 in the three-match series. Root is unbeaten on 77 while wicketkeeper batter Ben Foakes kept the end intact with a gritty nine off 48 runs. Currently, the hosts have their noses in the game although they would want the pair to finish the game of as their tail-enders haven’t been able to contribute with the bat in the last one year or so.