ENG vs SA: “Great Joy To See Ben Take Stokes To Test Captaincy Like Duck To Water”: Joe Root

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England Cricket Team recorded a thumping victory against South Africa in the 3rd Test Match. Ben Stokes & Co won the match by 9 wickets and caused them to dent South Africa’s World Testing Championship. South Africa has now dropped to 2nd position in the WTC standings with a 60 percentile. Proteas are said to be aware that the team has been out of balance in the last two friendlies and now they need to regroup and get back to the draw plate.

The hosts were dealt a huge blow with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. England Cricket Team would be very happy if they made a match of only 3 days. England’s bowlers were generally ruthless as they never gave an inch to the South African batters. Ollie Robinson was the star, taking 7 wickets in the match, including a throw of 5 wicket.

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Ollie Robinson. Photo credits: Twitter

Joe Root on Ben Stokes

“It was unbelievable, very nice to be a part of, very nice to play the style of cricket we have, and also to win again.”

Ben Stokes, Joe Root
Ben Stokes, Joe Root. (Photo: Twitter)

I’m totally happy for him [Stokes]. He’s been great. He has stimulated the team very well, has been very clear with his messages. He sets a good example on the field,“Carrot added

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He has led in every way this summer. It was a real pleasure to see him take that position like a duck to water.”

England Cricket Team on a Roll

The ‘Bazball’ approach proves to be quite fruitful as England successfully defeated New Zealand, India and South Africa. The team has looked more than menacing and would now be eager to spoil Pakistan’s celebration in December. It’s pretty clear that England can’t make it to the WTC final and now they’re pulling every team down.

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James Anderson & Brendon McCullum
James Anderson & Brendon McCullum. Photo credits: Twitter

Ben Stokes was fantastic at leadership and he set an example by leading from the front. Head Coach Brendon McCullum would be aware that his side is not quite at its best, as there are quite a few loopholes. Management would be relieved to see Zak Crawley’s form. The righthanded batter went on to hit a game-winning knock in the 2nd inning of the 3rd Test game.

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