After shedding the primary Check of the three-match sequence towards West Indies, England’s stand-in skipper stated that captaincy didn’t alternate him as a participant. West Indies chased down the entire of 200 at the ultimate day of the primary Check to within the three-match sequence. After the event, many of us stated that Stokes most likely under-bowled himself in the second one innings, however the all-rounder has clarified that the captaincy didn’t alternate him as a participant. “I’ve totally loved the function (captaincy) that I needed to play this week with Joe Root being at house. I came upon about main the aspect some time in the past so I used to be taking a look ahead to the chance,” Stokes stated after the belief of the primary Check.
“I’ve actually loved the duty of main the workforce and making the choices available in the market. Captaincy didn’t alternate me as a participant in anyway, once I had the ball in my hand, I operated in the similar method like I all the time do,” he added.
With the ball in hand, Stokes scalped six wickets within the first Check. From those six, 4 got here within the first innings whilst two had been taken in the second one innings.
Stokes additionally controlled to sign in 40+ ratings in each the innings of the Check event.
The left-handed batsman scored 43 within the first innings, whilst in the second one, he performed a knock of 46 runs.
Whilst chasing 200, West Indies had been in a place of hassle at 27/3, however Jermaine Blackwood and Roston Chase steadied the innings for the guests.
Jermaine Blackwood was once pushed aside for 95, however and John Campbell took Windies over the road by means of 4 wickets.
The second one Check of the sequence shall be performed at Outdated Trafford from July 16.