Ben Stokes in the post match presentation said that they won’t look in to the match with ” what ifs”.
Harbhajan Singh on Ben Stokes
“Pat Cummins has to be praised for his knock, he played a captain’s innings coming down the order. Ben Stokes made a mistake by not going for the new ball, they delayed it too much,”. Harbhajan was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
“England thought they would get Cummins and Lyon with the old ball as well, but Australia stepped up with a counter-attack instead,” he added.
Harbhajan Singh on Ben Stokes’s team further added that
“You never know with the new ball, he should have taken it after Carey was dismissed. By the time it was taken, both Cummins and Lyon were settled. Now the pressure will be on England, but the way they have played so far, I think they will come back strongly,”. The former cricketer concluded.
Talking about the match, England won the toss and decide to bat first. The pitch had no help for the bowlers. Furthermore, it was a batters paradise when the sun shined. The match was disturbed by the rain at some point in time. But the match was truly entertaining and proved the importance of patience in test cricket. England Captain Ben Stokes declared the innings when Joe Root was batting in 118 not out. This is also a reason for the loss says many fans.