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Ben Stokes apologises after altercation during fourth Test

Ben Stokes apologises after altercation during fourth Test

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes has apologised for his "unprofessional reaction" after an altercation with a member of the crowd during the fourth Test against South Africa.The 28-year-old used expletives towards someone as he made his way off the field after being dismissed for two."I wish to apologise for my language that was heard on the live broadcast today after my dismissal," Stokes said. "I should not have reacted in that way."Stokes edged a drive to Rassie van der Dussen at first slip off Anrich Nortje to leave England 157-4 in Johannesburg.England, who lead the four-match series 2-1, closed the opening day on 192-4.In a statement released on Friday evening, Stokes said he was "subject...
Ben Stokes: Sports Personality winner reflects on his ‘amazing’ 12 months

Ben Stokes: Sports Personality winner reflects on his ‘amazing’ 12 months

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes said his cricket heroics in 2019 moved his life forward after a troubled previous year.The 28-year-old, who helped England win the Cricket World Cup and starred in the Ashes, was voted Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, 16 months after being found not guilty of affray following a street brawl near a Bristol nightclub."2019 will be very hard to top and wipes away anything that happened the year before that," said Stokes. "It is a shame 2020 has to start." Social media reacts to emotional Sports Personality...
Sports Personality of the Year 2019: Ben Stokes crowned winner

Sports Personality of the Year 2019: Ben Stokes crowned winner

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Media playback is not supported on this device England cricketer Ben Stokes has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.The all-rounder was man of the match as England won the World Cup for the first time with a dramatic super over victory against New Zealand at Lord's.Stokes, 28, also hit an unbeaten 135 in the one-wicket third Ashes Test triumph against Australia at Headingley. In a public vote, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton finished second while sprinter Dina Asher-Smith was third.Manchester City and England footballer Raheem Sterling, world heptathlon ...
Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

Ben Stokes: England cricketer nominated for New Zealander of the Year Award

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Media playback is not supported on this device Ben Stokes is already receiving award nominations for his match-winning role in England's Cricket World Cup win - but not from who you would expect.Despite breaking Kiwi hearts at Lord's, he has been nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award.Stokes, 28, was man of the match on Sunday as England beat New Zealand in a dramatic final. But the all-rounder was born in New Zealand before moving to England when he was 12 - and it seems some Kiwis still see him as their own."He might not have been playing for the Black Cap...
England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final, Lord'sNew Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50England win after super overScorecardEngland beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice.In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.It meant England we...