Ollie Pope revealed how a word of encouragement from Ben Stokes to take a late gamble on DRS allowed him to bring up his maiden Test century in Port Elizabeth.
Ollie Pope’s maiden Test century and another from the bat of the irrepressible Ben Stokes put England firmly in charge against South Africa on a dominant second day in Port Elizabeth.
Ollie Pope hit his maiden Test century in the third Test against South Africa, following Ben Stokes to three figures to put England in control at Port Elizabeth.
Ben Stokes continued his irrepressible run of form with a dominant century as he and Ollie Pope handed England full control of the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
England will look to capitalise on good work from Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope when play resumes on day two of the third Test against South Africa.
England were pleased with their efforts on day one of the third Test in Port Elizabeth, confident that a late stand between Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope had tipped the scales back in their favour against South Africa.
Ben Stokes was cast in a familiar role on day one of the third Test against South Africa, charged with bailing England out of a tricky situation alongside Ollie Pope in Port Elizabeth.
Ben Stokes has been named men’s cricketer of the year in the International Cricket Council’s 2019 awards.
Head coach Chris Silverwood believes the future looks bright for his England side after their triumphant display in Cape Town.
There would be “significant player resistance” around the world if a shift to four-day Test matches was imposed, according to the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations.
England’s “golden nugget” Ben Stokes and his captain Joe Root both threw their support behind five-day Test cricket after a dramatic late victory over South Africa in Cape Town.
Ben Stokes bowled England to an epic fifth-day victory in the second Test at Cape Town, edging a compelling battle of wills with a defiant South Africa.
England were left chasing five wickets in the final session to win the second Test against South Africa as the hosts dug deep in defence at Newlands.
Dom Sibley’s maiden Test century and an injection of adrenaline from Ben Stokes primed England for a fifth day victory push in Cape Town, but South Africa lost just two wickets in 56 overs to leave plenty of hard work ahead.
Dom Sibley’s maiden Test hundred and a Ben Stokes bruising cameo set England up for a victory push on day four in Cape Town but South Africa’s openers successfully stalled the charge.
Dom Sibley celebrated an unbeaten maiden Test hundred and Ben Stokes enjoyed an attacking masterclass as England paved the way for a series-levelling victory over South Africa in Cape Town.
Ben Stokes has said he would swap all of his achievements in cricket in 2019 for his father’s good health.
Joe Root admits England can no longer afford to play their best cricket with their backs against the wall after South Africa snuffed out hope of another outrageous fightback from his side in the Boxing Day Test.
England are hoping to sign off an unforgettable 2019 with another improbable chase after Rory Burns gave them a promising start pursuing a record 376 against South Africa.
The men behind England’s historic victory at the World Cup have been recognised in the New Year Honours list, with Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Trevor Bayliss all awarded titles for services to cricket.