Ben Stokes statement: ben stokes says england will hit hard in last odi against pakistan as well
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- England beat Pakistan by 52 runs in 2nd ODI
- England take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series
- Ben Stokes won the 100th ODI of his career
London: Ben Stokes proved that he can handle any responsibility very well. Leading England’s second-rate team, Stokes defeated Babar Azam’s strong Pakistan team in two consecutive ODIs and won the series. This win was even more special for Stokes as he was playing the 100th match of his ODI career. England captain Ben Stokes expressed happiness over his team’s performance after the victory in the second ODI and also warned Pakistan.
Let us tell you that due to rain in the second ODI, the revised 47 overs per innings was made. England batted first and the entire team was all out for 247 runs in 45.2 overs. In reply, Pakistan’s team was bundled out for 195 runs in 41 overs. In this way the hosts won the second ODI by 52 runs.
After the match, England captain Ben Stokes said, ‘The intention shown by our batsmen at the start had strengthened our position. There were some problems in the middle overs, but the best part was that the inexperienced players came and showed the mindset of attacking continuously. The run rate we wanted at that time, we were always ahead of it. We had a great performance with the ball.
Stokes praised the players of his team. “Lewis Gregory and Brydon Cars are very capable batsmen and their partnership has taken us to good scores,” he said. Let us inform that 7 wickets of England had fallen for 160 runs. From here Lewis Gregory (40) and Brydon Cars (31) took charge of the English innings and took England to 229 runs with a crucial 69-run partnership for the eighth wicket.
Ben Stokes further said, ‘I think the two batsmen who scored runs in the first match got out early and this put pressure on the new boys. To make a mark in international cricket, there can be no better opportunity than to take the responsibility on your shoulders and perform brilliantly under pressure. Our boys did this.
Ben Stokes has given a stern warning to Pakistan before the third ODI with his words. Stokes said that even if we have won the series, we will not take the third ODI very lightly. He said, ‘We have already won the series. But nothing is better than maintaining the winning streak. We will go into the next match with the same mindset. We will take the field with the intention of winning. We will try to create trouble for more opposition teams.
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