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7 years ago i.e. in the 2014 IPL, on this day, Virender Sehwag entertained the fans by playing a quick innings. Sehwag was playing with the Kings XI Punjab team this season and scored a quickfire 122 off 58 balls in the match against Chennai Super Kings. Punjab won the match by 24 runs and reached the final.
At the same time, in the 2019 ODI World Cup, England all-rounder Ben Stokes did an act that became a story. In fact, Stokes had caught a flying catch against South Africa in the air on the boundary. After this, the commentator and former English cricketer had said – you can’t do it Ben Stokes! (You Cannot Do That Ben Stokes!)
Sehwag scored his second century of IPL
In 2014, the teams of Punjab and Chennai were face to face in the second qualifier of the IPL. Punjab won the toss and elected to bat first. Sehwag and Manan Vohra went to the opening and shared a 110-run partnership for the first wicket. After this, Maxwell too could not do anything special and was dismissed after scoring 13 runs. Sehwag held one end and completed the first fifty and then the century.
Sehwag scored at a strike rate of 210.
He shared a 63-run partnership with David Miller to take Punjab’s score to 200. However, he was dismissed shortly thereafter. He hit 12 fours and 8 sixes in his 122-run knock at a strike rate of 210. It was Sehwag’s second century in the IPL. Earlier in 2011, he also scored a century against Deccan Chargers. Punjab scored a mammoth score of 226 for 6 wickets.
Suresh Raina made Punjab sweat
Chasing a target of 227 runs, Chennai got the first blow as Faf Duplessis on 1 run. However, after this Suresh Raina played a quick innings. He raised the hopes of Chennai by scoring 87 runs off 25 balls. After this, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also scored 42 runs from 31 balls. Chennai team could score 202 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs.
Sehwag has scored 2 centuries and 16 fifty in the IPL.
Sehwag played 104 matches in his IPL career. Apart from Punjab, he has also played in Delhi franchise. In 104 matches, he scored 2728 runs at an average of 27.56 and a strike rate of 155.44. This includes 2 century and 16 fifty. Apart from this, he has also taken 6 wickets.
Stokes did this feat
In the first match of the 2019 ODI World Cup, the team of England and South Africa were face to face on this day. The English team, defending the target of 311 runs, had dropped 5 wickets for 167 runs till the 32nd over of the South African innings. English leg-spinner Adil Rashid came to bowl in the 35th over. His ball was played in the air by African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo towards deep midwicket.
Stokes popular in Nasir Hussain’s words
Stokes on the boundary backed himself and leapt into the air with perfect timing and caught the catch. Nasser, who was commenting at the time, said – You Cannot Do That Ben Stokes. Since then, this fraze became quite popular. Now whenever Stokes plays a big innings or does something great, people call him with this phrase. England had bowled out South Africa for 207 and won the match by 104 runs.