During the second Test match between England and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, Ben Stokes had an interesting encounter with a female fan that left him blushing. The incident quickly went viral across social media platforms as fans couldn’t get enough of the moment.
On Day 4 of the Test match, a female fan in the crowd caught the attention of the cameraman as she held up a placard that read: “Ben, my boyfriend’s here to see the cricket. I’m here to see you.” Stokes was caught on camera nodding his head and looking visibly uncomfortable with the female fan’s attempt to impress him.
The incident left commentators on air in fits of laughter, with one jokingly questioning which Ben the fan was referring to, while another made a quip about the colour of her boyfriend’s hair, suggesting it was most likely Ben Stokes she was there to see.
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The boyfriend of the female fan holding the poster was also a topic of conversation, as fans noticed his striking resemblance to English batter Jonny Bairstow.
She definitely has only one type 🔥👨🦰 #NZvENG pic.twitter.com/dzJ7357dJe
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 27, 2023
While the light-hearted moment between Stokes and the female fan provided some entertainment for cricket fans, the majority of Day 4 was dominated by New Zealand batters Kane Williamson and Tom Blundell.
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Williamson scored an impressive 132, while Blundell contributed 90, allowing New Zealand to post a total of 483 runs in the second innings. Despite conceding a lead of 226 runs in the first innings, the Kiwis set a target of 258 runs for the English side to chase.
England’s Harry Brook played a crucial role in breaking the partnership between Williamson and Blundell by dismissing the centurion Williamson. The Kiwi side then lost their last 5 wickets in quick succession, allowing England to make a comeback in the test.
Neil Wagner was the standout bowler for New Zealand, taking 4 wickets to help bowl England out for 256 runs, just one run short of the target.