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Stokes shines in Lord's test

Cricketer Ben Stokes in action
Ben Stokes was called up to play for England earlier this year Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Cockermouth's Ben Stokes finished with figures of two for forty on day two of the second test against India at Lord's. India were eventually bowled out for 295 in their first innings.

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England's cricketers finally claim win in Australia

Ben Stokes hit 70 with the bat before taking four wickets to be crowned man of the match as Australia's cricketers finally tasted defeat. Credit: Ross Swanborough/AAP/Press Association

England's much-maligned cricketers finally have reason for small cheer after the one day international (ODI) team recorded a rare victory to avoid another embarrassing whitewash on their tour of Australia.

Alastair Cook's side went into the game in Perth 3-0 down to Australia in the already surrendered five-game ODI series, which followed the 5-0 Ashes humbling of the Test team.

But the tourists finally outplayed their hosts, hitting 316-8 before bowling Australia out for 259 to claim a 57-run win.

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Stokes celebrates claiming sixth wicket

The England and Wales Cricket Board posted this picture on Twitter of Ashes debutant Ben Stokes claiming his sixth wicket for just 99 runs:

Australia were all out for 326 on the first day of the fifth Test in Sydney.

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