In one of World Cup’s most iconic moments, England got their way back in their pursuit of winning the World Cup by virtue of overthrows which ultimately became the talking point of the final. After the culmination of the encounter, James Anderson shed some light behind the incident.
England fast bowler James Anderson has come up with a surprising revelation on the finals of the recently concluded World Cup. The pacer claimed that Ben Stokes attempted to take away the four overthrows which resulted after a throw from the deep hit the bat of Ben Stokes who was making his way into the crease.
The all-rounder apparently had a chat with the umpires in order to take away those runs and overturn their decision. But the umpires had already made up their mind regarding the incident and opted to award England a total of six runs.
The saga intensified after it came into light that England should have only been awarded 5 runs instead of 6 as Stokes did not cross the pitch during the moment the throw was thrown.
During a podcast with BBC, James Anderson who had his say regarding the matter. He said:
“The etiquette in cricket is if the ball is thrown at the stumps and it hits you and goes into a gap in the field you don’t run. But if it goes to the boundary, in the rules it’s four and you can’t do anything about it,” Anderson told the BBC’s Tailenders podcast.
“I think, talking to Michael Vaughan who saw him (Stokes) after the game, Ben Stokes actually went to the umpires and said, ‘Can you take that four runs off. We don’t want it’. But it’s in the rules and that’s the way it is,”