Ashes 2019: Aussie captain Tim Paine getting sleepless nights thinking about Ben Stokes

In the last Test at Leeds, England were nine wickets down with 73 needed for a win. Just when it was expected that the visitors would win the game, Stokes played the knock of his career as he smashed an unbeaten 100 to guide his team to a run chase of 359.
Ashes 2019: Aussie captain Tim Paine getting sleepless nights thinking about Ben StokesAshes 2019: Aussie captain Tim Paine getting sleepless nights thinking about Ben Stokes
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Nine days after Ben Stokes hit an epic 135 that helped England win an improbable game against Australia in the third Test of the Ashes series, Aussie skipper Tim Paine reveals that thoughts on how to dismiss Stokes for the upcoming game has given him sleepless nights. 

In the last Test at Leeds, England were nine wickets down with 73 needed for a win. Just when it was expected that the visitors would win the game, Stokes played the knock of his career as he smashed an unbeaten 100 to guide his team to a run chase of 359. 

After the game, many criticized Paine's captaincy as well, but the wicket-keeper feels that his leadership is not his concern currently as they head into the fourth Test that begins from Wednesday. 

"He's a class player, and he's really confident at the moment. He's going well. Like I said, we've got some plans for him - but we've just got to execute them a bit better," he said.

He did, however, say that he hopes to learn from the mistakes that were made in the last match. 

"There were times, looking back at it, where it was obvious I should have had the field up and allowed Ben to hit a couple of boundaries so we had more balls at the tailender (Jack Leach).

"That's the main thing I would have done differently. It happens in cricket and we have moved on, learnt from it, and we are ready for another great Test match."

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