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Stokes extremely apologetic for ricochet off his bat
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Stokes extremely apologetic for ricochet off his bat

All-rounder, Ben Stokes redeemed his past mistakes as he became the hero of the England team in the final against New Zealand. He struck an unbeaten 84 runs in difficult circumstances and then continued the same in the super over as well.

England was struggling in their chase and benefited from a huge slice of luck in the final over when New Zealand throw-in hit Ben Stokes's bat and went to the boundary. The over-throw earned England the vital six runs and proved to be the turning point of the match.

At the post-match presentation ceremony, Ben Stokes said he would apologise to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for the rest of his life.

"I said to Kane I'll be apologising for that for the rest of my life. It was not the way I wanted to do it.. the ball going off my bat like that. I apologised to Kane," Ben Stokes said.

Stokes was a vital member of England's ODI side which underwent a major revamp after being knocked out of the 2015 World Cup group stage down under. He said the World Cup was the team had aspired for after years of hard work.