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Skipper Ben Stokes thinks the batsman’s wicket was ‘huge’ MPNRC News

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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.

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“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.

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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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