The cricketing community is still not over England’s epic win against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. Massive amounts of tweets and reactions have poured in from the fans and experts. This was England’s fifth-highest successful run of all time in their soil, and the way it came surely puts it among the best of all wins. Ben Stokes, the newly appointed English Test captain, has managed to win his first-ever series in this position. Beating the World Test Champions in a remarkable fashion, this seems to be the beginning of a turnaround in red-ball cricket for the country.
Stokes has had some of the best moments in international career. He has been a part of the best wins of England. Whether it’s the Headingly test or the World Cup win at Lord’s, Stokes sure has tasted success at the highest level a fair amount of times. But the 31-year-old has rated this win as his personal best when representing the country. Stokes played the supporting role this time, with Bairstow taking the charge on the bowlers in one of the quickest centuries of Test Cricket.
While England still have a lot of areas to improve in, this test series win will surely help their morale. Before this series, England had won just one of their last 17 test matches. But now, with a new head coach and a new captain, they still have a solid chance of gaining as many WTC points as possible for qualification.
Stokes Praises The Crowd For Creating A Winning Atmosphere
“That blows away Headingley, it blows away Lord’s and the World Cup final. Just emotionally and the enjoyment of every minute I had on that field, it was incredible. In the field, it sounds stupid after 150 overs in the dirt but how everybody was just trying to come up with different plans how we were going to change the course of this game to put it back in our hands was just so enjoyable.
It’ll be hard for people not to enjoy what they’ve witnessed today, and everything over the last five days,” Stokes said. “A lot of credit has to go to Notts for what they did today, allowing free tickets and for people who had already bought tickets getting their money back. Having a full house here at Trent Bridge really does help the atmosphere.”