S
SEARCH
M
SW
Thursday, August 6
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_3_406306_0/index.html?art_id=406306&ESI

Ben Stokes "will not look back with any regrets" on West Indies defeat

:Headline: Ben Stokes 'will not look back with any regrets' on West Indies defeat:
Jermaine Blackwood hit a match-winning 95 for the Windies at Southampton.

Ben Stokes will hand back the England captaincy with plenty of pride and no regrets despite coming up short against a defiant West Indies side in the first Test at the Ageas Bowl.

Stokes was leading his country for the first time, deputising for Joe Root who was absent due to the birth of his second child. The Yorkshireman will return to a 1-0 deficit in the #raisethebat Series when he joins up with the squad in Manchester this week.

Nearly everything Stokes touched in 2019 turned to gold but he presided over a four-wicket defeat after Jermaine Blackwood's match-winning 95 did the heavy lifting in a fifth-day chase of 200.

Arguably his two biggest calls as skipper came before a ball had been bowled, omitting Stuart Broad in home conditions for the first time in eight years in a bid to harness the extra speed of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, and the subsequent call to bat first under heavy cloud cover.

That does not mean that pace was the wrong option, though, with Windies' quick Shannon Gabriel named man of the match for his nine-wicket haul.

"What Shannon has done in this game is nothing surprising. To see him back out there fit and well and bowling fast for the West Indies is always a pleasing sight," captain Jason Holder said.

"Shannon is just one of those guys who keeps doing it. He has a massive, massive heart. He deserves every bit of success he's had in this game."

body check tags ::

amp_article_406306 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-07-13 08:06:40:
html db last update - 2020-08-05 04:44:06 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Ben Stokes

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:
Show comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Ben Stokes: 'England fell short with the bat'
Dortmund chief plays down Sancho, Man Utd talk
Alexis Sanchez completes permanent move to Inter Milan
Centurion Shan Masood shines for Pakistan against England
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
4Chelsea382061269541566
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Southampton38157165160-952
12Everton381310154456-1249
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

La Liga Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid38269370254587
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico381816451272470
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada38168145245756
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis381011174860-1241
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.