BBC Sport - England's Ben Stokes: I did not wilfully stop ball
I did not wilfully stop ball - Stokes
- From the section Cricket
England's Ben Stokes insists he did not "wilfully" handle the ball in the incident that led to his controversial dismissal against Australia.
Stokes, 24, was given out 'obstructing the field' after Mitchell Starc's throw hit him on the hand during Australia's one-day win at Lord's on Saturday.
Australia skipper Steve Smith said all-rounder Stokes was "blatantly out" and Stokes hopes the incident is not "blown out of proportion".
The two sides play again on Tuesday at Old Trafford with Australia leading 2-0 after two of five one-day internationals.
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