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WATCH: Mitchell Starc castles Ben Stokes with ‘ball of the tournament’

Mitchell Starc dismissed Ben Stokes with one of the best deliveries of the tournament.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 26, 2019 6:39:50 pm
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Mitchell Starc castled Ben Stokes with one of the best yorkers that an individual can ever see. It was no wonder that his lethal delivery set social media abuzz with netizens deeming it as the ‘ball of the tournament.’

Stokes was well set on 89 and something special was needed to get rid of him and Starc bowled a corker of a yorker which tailed back in from outside off, at 145 KPH.

The southpaw failed to get his bat down in time and the off pole was hit. A disappointed Stokes kicked his bat in disgust.

Interestingly, Starc has bowled more yorkers than any other bowler since the 2015 World Cup. According to cricinfo stats on average, every eighth ball he has bowled since then has been a yorker.

As per CricViz’s Model, that Starc yorker had a wicket probability of 22%, according to ball-tracking data. No other delivery bowled today was as likely to take a wicket.

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