“This Is The Way…”: Ben Stokes’ Bazball Declaration After Defeat In First Ashes Test

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England captain Ben Stokes pledged to continue playing the same way despite his team’s defeat to Australia in the first Ashes Test.

The Ashes 2023 nature turned out to be a sporting spectacle, with Australia and England producing a Test match that’s likely to be flashed back for periods. In the end it was the touring side that settled the palm by 2 lattices, playing by their pace and instigation, egging conversations over the life of’ Bazball’. still, England commander Ben Stokes refused to give up on the style of play that his platoon has espoused, suggesting the Three Lions plan to continue playing the same way despite the defeat in the Edgbaston hassle.

“Veritably proud of the platoon to take it till the end, go through all those feelings. That is another great game we’ve been part of, I will be veritably surprised if we have not kept people at the edge of their seats throughout this Test. Good reason for further people in England and Australia to follow the Ashes,” Stokes said at the post-match donation form.

When asked about the defeat, Stokes delared that the nature of the match will have no bearing on the way England plan to play Test justice.

“A loss is a loss, we said we’re going to keep playing this way. This is the way we will continue playing, going hard at Australia, taking certain opinions that feel right,” he said.

On Day 1 of the Test, Stokes had decided to declare when England were393/8. When asked if he has any regrets about the decision, the each- rounder’s answer was not in the affirmative.

“Not at each, I saw it as a chance to hurdle on Australia. no way easy for someone to go out and club 20 twinkles. Who knows? perhaps Root and Jimmy could have got out and we’d have been in the same place,” he asserted.

The first Ashes Test between India and Australia turned out to be a nail- biter, with both brigades remaining in contention to win the contest till the end. At last, it was a brilliant cooperation between Australia commander Pat Cummins and incentive Nathan Lyon that saw them successfully chase down the target of 281 runs. What followed coming explained the significance of the palm as Cummins set up it hard to control his feelings after hitting the winning runs for his platoon, taking a 1- 0 lead in the 5- match series.

England did well on the 5th day after rain forced the game to start late. With the early discharges of the likes of Scott Boland, Travis Head, Cameron Green, and Alex Carey, the hosts put themselves in the driving seat but the challenge of Cummins and Lyon came out of the syllabus.

While Cummins went on to score 44 runs off 73 balls, Lyon gave him excellent company with 16 off 28. Their cooperation of 55 runs for the 9th gate downsized England’s expedients of taking a lead in the series.

To put effects into environment, this is the common-loftiest score that has been chased down by a visiting side at Edgbaston, with South Africa also chasing down 281 in 2008.

Overall, the 55- run stage between Cummins and Lyon was the 4th loftiest in the history of Test justice for the 9th gate in a successful run- chase. The successful 282- run chase is also Australia’s 4th loftiest in the history of the Ashes.

England, having lost the opening Test, would look to brio back in the following matches. Know More Latest Cricket News…

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