Ben Stokes in hysterics as he’s ‘clean bowled’ in Ashes – but bails stay unmoved

Ben Stokes was left in hysterics after he was clean bowled in the Ashes but somehow survived as the bails didn't fall off.

England, as they have been for the majority of the disastrous series, were on the back foot in the fourth Test on Friday.

They were already four wickets down in their second innings when Stokes was given out for LBW, despite having left Cameron Green's delivery.

The all-rounder understandably reviewed the decision, at which point the remarkable footage of what had actually happened was shown.

The ball had clipped the outside edge of the off stump but not with enough force to get him out.

Stokes burst into laughter while watching the DRS on the big screen in Sydney.

Australian legend Shane Warne was equally perplexed, telling Fox: “That’s one of the most bizarre things I’ve seen.

"I’m still in shock. I don’t quite understand what we just saw. Look at how hard this hit the stumps. But the Australian team appealed too.

"What are they appealing for? I’ve never seen anything like that."

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The slice of luck was the catalyst for somewhat of a comeback from England's middle order after they had been 36-4.

Stokes, who was batting through a side injury, went on to register 66 and put on 128 for the fifth wicket with Jonny Bairstow.

They battled on to the final session of the third day where Bairstow secured his seventh Test cricket century, and England's first of the series.

That came after Stokes and Jos Buttler (0) had both fallen, though.

The tourists finished the day of 173-6 and will be forced to follow on if they fail to get past the 217 mark.

Australia's first innings score of 416-8 sees them remain well in control.

England are of course now only fighting for pride having lost the first three Tests.

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