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CRICKET: England’s Ben Stokes vs Australia: “… from the Realms of Fantasy”


It was the Third Test of the current Ashes series between England and Australia, and with the hosts trailing 1 – 0, defeat would have provided the visitors with an unassailable 2 – 0 lead in the five match series and retention of the Ashes.  When England were dismissed for 67 on the second day, failing to build on the spark initiated by newcomer Jofra Archer’s first innings six wicket haul, the writing was on the wall and the inquisition into the future tenure of Joe Root’s captaincy commenced.        Continue reading

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