Ben Stokes is in the form of his life. He has been a tremendous form of being the man of the tournament in Worldcup 2019. where he led England to the victory by his performance in the night of finals. And after Worldcup 2019 when England has their Ashes ahead and Ben stokes a one-man army from the Worldcup 2019 has returned to the test format. Where in the first test England lose from a big margin of 251 runs. Going forward to the second test where both teams played well and with the help of Stokes 115runs in the second innings match is drawn between both teams. And Ben Stokes is the Player of the match in the second test.
Going to the third and the recent test completed in Ashes series. Where England record their highest successful chase in Ashes history. And there is no doubt The man made this chase a successful one is Ben Stokes a one-man army for England. In the third test, Australia chooses to bat first and they weren’t able to put their best. When they came to bat as they were all out for just 179 runs on the board.
But when England comes to bat. Australia just put themselves back into the game or I would say they are back in the game to win it. When they got England all out for just only 67 runs. Where the highest score from the England batting order is 12runs. Then in Australia’s second inning the manage to get 246runs being all-out. And which makes the total target for England to chase and win is 359. Which is a huge one for England.
In the Third test again one-man army show from the Ben Stokes
When England starts their second innings they just lost burns and Roy. When the score was just 15runs on the board. But after that England somehow managed and got some small partnerships building with the good hands of Root, Denly and Stokes. But at 245 they lose their track and all in sudden wickets kept falling in small intervals. And in between because of the stokes confusion, Buttler got himself run out. Ben Stokes is holding the one side on the other hand but wickets kept falling.
Wickets kept falling and lose their chance of winnings. As they lose this one they won’t get a chance in their hand of winning this Ashes in this 5 match series.
England 286-9 after the wicket of Stuart Broad and Ben stokes a one-man army is holding the hopes for England. As he is batting on 61(174). But 73 needed and only just one wicket remaining. You’ll take 10 out of 10 times that bowling team will take it from here but Stokes got some other plans here. With the power of hitting sixes at will. Stokes made this chase look so easy. He is just managing to get at least a boundary in every over from there. And with Jack Leach, He scored 76 runs where Jack Leach’s contribution in this partnership is just 1 run.
Ben Stokes with 135(219) register the highest successful chase in the history of Ashes and level five-matches series 1-1.