England batsman Ben Stokes bursts out laughing after the ball slams into his stump however the bails DON’T fall off… and the hapless Ashes umpire mistakenly tries to provide him out LBW!

  • Ben Stokes was bowled by Australia’s Cameron Inexperienced – however the bails stayed on
  • Inexperienced’s speedy supply hit Stokes’ off-stump however the England star was spared
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel bizarrely gave out for lbw – which was overturned by way of overview
  • Stokes was seen laughing his head off after seeing the replay on the massive display screen
  • The England all-rounder went on to get a half-century on day three in Sydney 

Ben Stokes inexplicably survived being bowled out on day three of the fourth Ashes Check as Australia bowler Cameron Inexperienced’s effort hit his stumps – however the bails did not fall off.

Stokes determined to go away Inexperienced’s rasping supply halfway by way of the second session in Sydney – which noticed him declare a half-century and a 100-partnership with Jonny Bairstow – however was left sweating when the ball clipped off-stump.

However Stokes’ bails on the Sydney Cricket Floor failed to return off and whereas Paul Reiffel raised his finger to provide out for lbw, Stokes instantly reviewed and the Choice Assessment System (DRS) revealed the stunning flip of occasions.  

Ben Stokes could not imagine his luck as Cameron Inexperienced’s supply hit his stumps however the bails stayed out

Green's delivery in Sydney on day three hit Stokes' off-stump but Stokes survive the delivery

Inexperienced’s supply in Sydney on day three hit Stokes’ off-stump however Stokes survive the supply

The England all-rounder was seen roaring with laughter after seeing the overview come by way of on the massive display screen in Sydney – and the decision allowed the guests to get a slither of hope of a draw within the fourth Ashes Check.

England had been in serious trouble Down Beneath as soon as once more as a stunning morning session noticed the guests slip to 36-4 as the ultimate 11 overs earlier than lunch noticed three wickets fall to the tune of no runs scored.

Openers Haseeb Hameed and Zak Crawley had been bowled out early within the session by Mitchell Starc and Scott Boland respectively, earlier than Joe Root was bowled out by Boland for a duck.

Australia's players were shocked after a DRS ruled out the umpire's bizarre call of out for lbw

Australia’s gamers had been shocked after a DRS dominated out the umpire’s weird name of out for lbw

Dawid Malan’s dismissal from Cameron Inexperienced within the penultimate ball earlier than lunch summed up a dismal opening interval for Root’s facet, who regarded destined to a heavy defeat that might have taken them 4-0 down within the collection.

Boland, who was nonetheless on a excessive from his third Check heroics in Melbourne which noticed him accumulate a second-innings whole of 6-7, had a file of 2-0 off 4 overs at lunch, with Inexperienced at 1-0 off 3.5 overs. 

However an unbroken post-lunch stand of 99 runs from Bairstow and Stokes hauled England again into the competition at tea – with that ‘ghost wicket’ proving to be an important second within the session. 

Stokes (right) went on to hit a century that was only better by Jonny Bairstow's century

Stokes (proper) went on to hit a century that was solely higher by Jonny Bairstow’s century

Stokes fell for 66 later within the night session after finishing his 50 alongside Bairstow, who accomplished his century with the penultimate ball of Friday’s play.

England, who had been additionally helped by an entertaining cameo from Mark Wooden, ended day three on 258-7, 158 runs behind Australia’s first-innings whole.

Stokes’ health for the third day of the Sydney Check was a priority for England, with the 30-year-old selecting up a right-side pressure on day two.

The all-rounder grimaced by way of a number of massive pictures however Stokes fought by way of the ache to succeed in his half-century utilizing 70 balls – a complete which included eight fours.