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Tag Archives: Ben Stokes

Yearender 2019: Stokes and Smith shine in eventful year

LONDON: Ben Stokes starred as England won the World Cup for the first time before producing one of the most memorable innings in Ashes history as Australia’s Steve Smith enjoyed a successful return to the international stage after the ‘sandpaper’ ball-tampering scandal. But they were not the lone standout performers ...

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Paine hits out at Stokes for ‘cheap shot’ at Warner

BRISBANE: Australia captain Tim Paine has blasted England all-rounder Ben Stokes for taking a “cheap shot” at David Warner, claiming he was using the controversial opening batsman to spike sales of his new book. In his book, which is being serialised in a British newspaper, he claims Warner’s sledging motivated ...

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Ben Stokes’ wife rubbishes reports of being choked by all-rounder

MANCHESTER: The wife of English all-rounder Ben Stokes has dismissed reports of a physical altercation between the couple after pictures emerged which appeared to show her husband grabbing her face during last week’s Professional Cricketers’ Association awards. Clare Stokes defended her husband in a Twitter post which included a photo ...

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Stokes signed by Superchargers as The Hundred is launched

LONDON: Ben Stokes was picked ahead of England Test captain Joe Root to play for the Leeds-based Northern Superchargers franchise as The Hundred was officially launched. The eight franchises were named and the first batch of players allocated, including England’s centrally-contracted Test contingent. The 100-ball competition, starting in 2020, is ...

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Ben Stokes and Archer promise bright England Test future

LONDON: Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer promise a glittering Test future for England but Joe Root’s men have work to do if they are to replicate their World Cup success in the five-day game. England’s focus on white-ball cricket paid off handsomely when they became world champions for the first ...

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Australia deserved to win at Headingley: Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath

LONDON: Australia will take the dramatic loss by one wicket in the third Test at Headingley extremely hard. When you have chances to win the game but do not do it then it is always more difficult to take. Ben Stokes played one of the best innings I have seen ...

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Stokes’ life will change forever, says Ian Botham

LONDON: England’s Ben Stokes has become a “world box-office attraction” with his Ashes heroics in the third test against Australia and his life will never be the same again, former all-rounder Ian Botham has said. All-rounder Stokes’ unbeaten 135 at Headingley on Sunday helped the hosts chase down a record ...

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Jack Leach can´t believe he’s an Ashes hero

LEEDS: Jack Leach put his cult hero status down to looking like a “village cricketer” after his key supporting role enabled Ben Stokes to steer England to a staggering victory in the third Ashes Test. England were 286-9, still needing 73 more runs to reach a victory target of 359 ...

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Superb Stokes steers England to stunning win in Leeds

LEEDS: An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series against Australia at 1-1, with the home side chasing down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion. Starting the day looking to prevent ...

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Lord’s Test ends in a draw despite Stokes’ century

LONDON: Ben Stokes recorded a fantastic century on day five at Lord’s, but his efforts were not enough to push England to victory in the second Test. The draw means Australia maintain their 1-0 lead, and the home side now require victory at Headingley in the third bout to maintain ...

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