Making his return to white-ball cricket, the Premier English all-rounder Ben Stokes got lucky to escape without a major injury against Australia in the first T20I. The all-rounder made his comeback to cricket after missing the T20I series against Pakistan. However, his return didn’t go as per plan as Stokes could only score 9 runs off 9 deliveries before getting out.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes tried his level best to break the shackles with the bat. In fact, he got in major trouble while doing so. The all-rounder was hit on the helmet grill trying to play an audacious reverse scoop over the third-man fielder. On Sunday, England were up against Australia in the first T20I of the three-match series.
Batting first, Alex Hales and the skipper Jos Buttler gave England a flying start of 132 runs in 11.2 overs. Ben Stokes came out to bat at number three and tried to keep the runs flowing.
Ben Stokes gets hit on the helmet off Daniel Sams’ bowling
The left-handed southpaw tried to go after the bowlers from the very first delivery but failed to find his timing. Hence, he tried to find different ways to score runs. In one such effort, he tried to play a reverse scoop on the 2nd delivery of the 14th over. However, the Australian seamer Daniel Sams bowled a slower ball and Ben Stokes completely missed the delivery. It struck him on his helmet grill as the all-rounder fell onto the pitch.
English medical staff rushed to the ground to attend to their premier all-rounder and complete a quick test for potential concussion as a mandatory norm.
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