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Ben Stokes draws a parallel between World Cup and Ashes heroics
The Ashes 2019

Ben Stokes draws a parallel between World Cup and Ashes heroics

The third game of the ongoing Ashes series witnessed one of the greatest Test innings of all times as the talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes excelled in another nervy run-chase. Chasing 359 runs, the game looked a lost cause when England lost their 9th wicket on 286.

However, the 28-year old had no plans to see his side losing the chance to claim glory in Ashes series as he shared an unbeaten 76-run stand with Jack Leach to record a memorable victory against Australia. After the game, Stokes reflected on his Headingley brilliance by comparing it with his triumph against New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s.

As per Stokes, the two scintillating performances are equally dear to him as he called them the top two feelings he ever had on a cricket field. The Christchurch born player added that he would never forget these games as he isn’t sure about producing similar performances ever in his career. Stokes was jubilated to contribute valiantly towards his team’s cause as he kept England in hunt after helping the unit level the ongoing series 1-1 with two games still left to be played.