Ben Stokes: The fans of Ben Stokes will always remember the second match of the Ashes series 2023 being played between England and Australia. Chasing a target of 371 runs, when all the batsmen flopped for England, captain Ben Stokes took the lead and hit 155 runs. The opposing team Australia was also surprised to see this stormy innings of Stokes.
Actually, England had lost their top 6 batsmen for 196 runs. From here, 178 runs were required to win. After Jonny Bairstow was run out, Ben Stokes took the responsibility of getting the win, took an explosive approach and quickly started snatching the match from Australia. He collected 24 runs in one over from Cameron Green before lunch on the first day. In this over, he hit a hat-trick of sixes and also completed a century with the third six.
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Scored 154 runs hitting 9 fours and 9 fours
Even after completing the century, he continued his aggressive approach, but in the end he was trapped by a ball from Josh Hazlewood and Alex Carey caught the catch and returned him back to the pavilion. Ben Stokes may not have returned after winning his team, but he definitely won the hearts of cricket fans with his innings of 155 runs. Stokes batted fearlessly and scored 154 runs in 214 balls with the help of 9 fours and as many sixes.
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The players of the opposing team were also convinced
For a time it seemed that if Stokes was at the crease, he would take out the match. Ben Stokes was returning dejected after being dismissed for 155, but everyone saluted him after seeing his game. Not only this, when Stokes was returning to the pavilion, Australia captain Pat Cummins and star batsman Steve Smith patted him on the back.
Match Status, Australia won the match by 43 runs
If we talk about Lord’s Test, Australia had given a target of 371 runs to England in the match. Chasing a target of 371 runs, the England team could only manage 327 runs and lost the match by 43 runs. England have trailed 2-0 in the series after losing their second Test in a row.