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England skipper Ben Stokes expressed confidence about his team winning the Ashes 2023 series despite being 1-2 behind in the five-match series against Australia. Ben Stokes highlighted the team’s impressive fightback in the third Test match at Headingley in Leeds.

Young batter Harry Brook played a crucial role in England’s successful chase of 251 runs on the fourth day on Sunday, July 9. Brook scored a match winning half century of 75 runs off 93 balls. Chris Woakes and Mark Wood also made valuable contributions with the bat.

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It’s Nice To Get Over The Line – Ben Stokes

When asked about whether England can win the series, Ben Stokes confidently responded with just one word, ‘Yep’.

“Yep. No hesitation,” Stokes told BBC’s Test Match Special.

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“Another down to the wire game. It’s nice to get over the line in this one and keep our hopes alive,” he added.

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Don Bradman led Australia to victory in the Ashes after being 2-0 down in the 1936-37 series. England now has the opportunity to become the second team to accomplish this rare comeback and win the Test series.

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All Three Guys Did That – Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes expressed his satisfaction with the changes made in the playing XI, stating that the team’s new additions performed exceptionally well and contributed to putting the team in a commanding position.

“It’s great when you make decisions like that and they have a big impact on the team,” added Stokes.

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“We want people to come in and impact the game in their moment to put us in a commanding position and all three guys did that,” he concluded.

Mark Wood picked up seven wickets in the match, while Chris Woakes grabbed six. The duo contributed with the bat as well, adding an unbeaten 24-run partnership for the eighth wicket in their second innings.

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The England cricket team will lock horns with the Pat Cummins-led team in the fourth match at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester starting on Wednesday, July 19.

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