Ben Stokes values victory over century
A perfect English show after a long wait. As the World Cup going closer to the semifinal, the tournament is getting more intense. On November 8, England and the Netherlands locked horns at the Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune. After almost one month, England registered their second win in the tournament. This season of the World Cup is not great for England. They have faced consecutive disappointments. Against the Netherlands, they registered a great display. BenStokes scored an excellent century. After that match, he was declared as the Player of the Match.
Ben Stokes’s Excellence and England’s terrific innings:
England was in great form in today’s match. Since the start, they have been dominating. After winning the toss, they decided to bat first. They had a great start. Dawid Malan played an excellent knock of 87 runs in 74 balls. Jonny Bairstow got out on 15 runs. England skipper Jos Buttler got out quickly by scoring only 5 runs in 11 balls. Chris Woakes played an outstanding knock of 51 runs in 45 balls.
England’s bowlers were also excellent. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid grab the limelight. Adil Rashid took 3 wickets in 54 runs. Moeen Ali picked up 3 wickets in 42 runs. David Willy took 2 crucial wickets in 19 runs. Chris Woakes took 1 wickets in 19 runs.
But Ben Stokes was exceptionally well. He held England’s innings. He played a responsible knock. Stokes scored a century after a long. He scored 108 runs in 84 balls. He smashed 6 boundaries and 6 over-boundaries with a strike rate of 128.57. Depending on his mighty innings, England registered a high total on board.
After this magnificent and impactful innings, Ben Stokes was awarded the Player of the Match. In the presentation ceremony, he said, “ More pleased with the victory (than scoring a century), it has been a tough World Cup for us. It was a nice wicket to bat on, and had some tennis-ball bounce. We (Woakes and himself) built a good partnership, whenever there was pressure building I had a look at the scoreboard and reminded myself there was a lot of time remaining (in the innings). Tried to take it deep and cash in later. He (Wiakes) is a genuine all-rounder for us, he has been a great cricketer for England over the last 2-3 years, and today he proved it.”
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