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Stokes clarifies World Cup final drama

Stokes clarifies World Cup final drama

England’s World Cup final hero Ben Stokes has denied the statement of his teammate James Anderson suggesting that the all-rounder went to the umpire asking to cancel the four runs awarded to England after his infamous deflection off the bat.

"I saw all of that. I was thinking to myself, did I say that? But hand on heart, I did not go up to the umpires and say something like that to the umpires. I went straight to Tom Latham and said 'Mate, I am so sorry', looked over to Kane (Williamson) and said 'I'm sorry'," Stokes said.

During the final over in England's chase of 241 on July 14 at Lord's, a throw from the deep ricocheted off a diving Stokes' bat and ran away to the boundary fence. As a result, Kumar Dharmasena signaled six runs for the incident.