England all-rounder Ben Stokes pulled off a sensational fielding effort to deny Mitchell Marsh a six during the second T20 international between Australia and England in Canberra on Wednesday.
Mitchell Marsh was on strike on an individual score of 34 in the 12th over of proceedings, as he attempted to clear the long off boundary.
It looked like the ball would clear the boundary ropes easily but Stokes didn't let that happen as he pulled off a stunning effort to save a certain six. The all-rounder jumped off the ground near the boundary ropes and swatted the ball inside the field, with his feet still in the air.
A couple of runs was all Marsh could take off that delivery and Stokes ended up saving four valuable runs for his team.
Watch Ben Stokes' Extraordinary fielding effort here
Simply outstanding! Ben Stokes saves six with some acrobatics on the rope! #AUSvENG #PlayOfTheDay | #Dettol pic.twitter.com/5vmFRobfif— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 12, 2022
The match turned out to be quite an exciting affair. England posted a total of 178/7, riding on Dawid Malan's 49-ball 82. Moeen Ali also played a useful knock of 44 from 27 balls and was involved in a 92-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Malan.
Even though the target looked like a challenging one, Australia had the firepower in their batting line-up to chase it down. They looked well on course even in the 17th over of the innings, with Tim David blazing away and smashing the English bowlers all around the park.
But the momentum shifted completely when Curran cleaned up David round his legs in the 18th over and Australia ultimately fell short by eight runs.
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