Ravichandran Ashwin is enjoying a great run in the English County season despite his team Nottinghamshire not performing well. Ashwin took 12 wickets against Surrey at his home ground Trent Bridge but the Notts still lost the game by 167 runs. But despite the defeat, the Nottinghamshire players, including Stuart Broad, were excited as England beat New Zealand in the final of CWC 2019 to lift their maiden World Cup trophy. Ravichandran Ashwin Takes Five-Wicket Haul for Nottinghamshire Against Somerset in County Championship.
Notts were already pushed towards a defeat despite senior pros Ashwin and Broad stitching a 56-run partnership for the ninth wicket between them. But with the game still in the balance, all the Nottinghamshire players gathered in the dressing room to watch their country England take on New Zealand in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. From Jofra Archer to Alex Carey, Emerging Players from CWC 2019 Who Can Shine Bright in ICC T20 World Cup 2020.
Stuart Broad's Frenzy Celebration
Videos of emotion from #CWC19Final, we all must have them?! @ashwinravi99 captured the @TrentBridge changing room when, at the most crucial point of the match, a 1 in a million deflection went for ‘6’. Breathtaking, never seen anything like it. I ♥️ Cricket @englandcricket pic.twitter.com/dYBetXKzyX
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 15, 2019
In a video captured by Ashwin, the Notts players look ecstatic watching the thriller. The players, which also included England legend Broad, were thrilled to see England mount a comeback into the final despite losing early wickets. England eventually went to win the game on count of hitting more boundaries than New Zealand.
The video starts at a time when the final over was on. Trent Boult was bowling it and England needed 15 runs to secure victory. Ben Stokes – who kept England alive in the game until then – was on strike and played two straight dot ball before smashing the third for a towering six that drew rapturous celebrations from the crowd.
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— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 14, 2019
But it was the fourth delivery – which fetched the host team another six runs – that send the ground rolling inside the Nottinghamshire dressing room. The players screamed and cheered as Martin Guptill’s throw deflected off Stokes gloved left hand to run away to the boundary fence gifting England six runs.
The incident drew the loudest applause from the Notts players present in the dressing room with Stuart Broad going crazy in his celebrations as soon as the ball ran away to the ropes. Meanwhile, Ashwin calmly recorded the video. At the time of the celebrations was live on Facebook. Brad also later shared the video on his Twitter handle and captioned it as “1 in a million” type.
England went to be declared victorious on superior boundary count after the game remained tied both after 100 overs and after the super over contest. Both New Zealand and England remained tied on the score of 141 at the end of the normal innings before also remaining unseparated at the end of the super over.