After England’s series draw in the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston, skipper Ben Stokes said Jack Leach’s dismissal of Rishabh Pant in the third innings of the match was a big moment in the game.
“It was great for us to have him when he was 50,” Stokes said.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Pant hit a potential century in the first innings and saw no difficulty in sweeping the reverse in the second innings.
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Stokes praised Pant for the way he batted, which he suggested fits into his aggressive cricketing philosophy even in Tests.
He said, “It was very exciting to see Rishabh even when I was in the final stages.
The fastest first-wicket partnership between Alex Lees and Zac Crowley laid the foundation for England’s victory, Stokes said.
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Asked about the remarkable brand of cricket that England played in the series against New Zealand and the Test match against India, he said: They just got better, better and better. ”
Responding to his praise, Stokes replied: “The captain is defined by the players around him. I can’t take all the credit for that. Everyone has bought this kind of cricket. “
He added: “We (England) want to make a legacy in Test cricket. We have done that in white ball cricket, ”he added.
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