• England vs West Indies 2nd Test England’s stormy all-rounder Ben Stokes is now becoming the toughest player to single-handedly win the match.
The cricketer has to show solitude several times on a 22-yard strip before he can prove to be a spunky player. Daredevils like AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh did not become like this. Now, England all-rounder Ben Stokes is following the same path, who after winning the World Cup final, Ashes series, now single-handedly defeated the previous Test defeat to the West Indies against Manchester in the West Indies.
England gave the West Indies a target of 312 runs thanks to an all-round performance by Ben Stokes. In response, the West Indies team returned to the pavilion for 198 runs and lost the match by 113 runs. With this, the three-match series became 1–1. Ben Stokes suffered a 4-wicket defeat in the first match of the series. In that match, Ben Stokes neither batted well nor did he show brilliance with the ball, but it did not happen in the second match.
When England’s team landed on the last day of the match on Monday, they had a big lead of 219 runs and eight wickets in their hands. The need was to convert itself into instant cricket in the first one hour and score fast runs. Stokes was also successful in this, scoring an unbeaten 78 from 57 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes, bringing the team score to 129 for three in 19 overs. Captain Joe Root indicated the innings, so by that time England had given the West Indies a big target of 312 runs.
The half of the work was then completed by fast bowler Stuart Broad, who took three wickets and gave the West Indies early shocks. After this the West Indies could not manage and returned to the pavilion for 198 runs. Only Shamarh Brooks (62) and Jermaine Blackwood (55) could show courage from the West Indies, who shared a 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket. In addition to scoring a century in the first innings, Stokes also took a half-century and two wickets in the second innings.