T20 World Cup 2022: Mohammad Nabi outfoxes Ben Stokes with an unplayable delivery

Ben Stokes was bowled off a wonderful delivery from Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi in the ICC T20 World Cup encounter at the Perth Stadium.

Mohammad Nabi to Ben Stokes
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Karthik Nair
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England needed to get only 113 runs to register their first points against Afghanistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Perth Stadium on Saturday, October 22. However, they could not get there that easily and were given a run for their money by the Afghan side who just refused to give up without a fight. 

When the Three Lions lost the key wickets of skipper Jos Buttler and the explosive opener Alex Hales, the onus was on Ben Stokes to get the job done for them and to give him company out in the middle was one of England's most reliable batters Dawid Malan. Unfortunately for Stokes, he failed miserably as he was completely deceived by a wonderful delivery from the Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi. 

Mohammad Nabi brilliantly castles Ben Stokes

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This happened in the 11th over bowled by Mohammad Nabi. On the fourth delivery, the Afghanistan captain bowled one right on the middle after he saw Ben Stokes advancing down the wicket in order to attempt a big shot. The ball bowled by Nabi was just more than enough to deceive the batter as it first clipped his pads after which the ball made contact with the off stump.

A shell-shocked Stokes had no other choice than just taking a long walk back to the dugout with just two runs against his name. Shortly, even Malan was dismissed as Nabi took an outstanding catch off a delivery from the mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the 14th over to have the Three Lions reeling at 81/4. 

Liam Livingstone's unbeaten 29 was enough to take England home as they successfully grabbed two points in their Super 12 opener by winning the game by five wickets against England. Sam Curran remained brilliant on the day with a fifer in his bag.