The Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes reveals food he consumed ahead of match winning knock

Stokes extraordinary match-winning knock of 135* against Australia in the third test that allowed England to level the Ashes 1-1
Ben Stokes played a breathtaking innings which helped England secure famous victory in the Third test.(Photo: Getty)
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently going through the best form of his life. He has the whole cricket world at his feet after his extraordinary performance in the past couple of months.

He played an amazing knock in the controversial final of the World Cup 2019 to help England win their maiden ICC tournament and now his extraordinary match-winning knock of 135* against Australia in the third test that allowed England to level the Ashes 1-1 after a remarkable day's play at Headingley on Sunday (August 25).

Chasing 359 runs to win and with only one wicket left in the hand. Stokes smashed Australian bowlers around the park to secure a famous victory.

After his herculean batting exhibition, the southpaw revealed what kind of food he consumed last night.

“My wife and kids came down and they got there at around 10 o’clock. My wife walked into me eating pasta in my boxer shorts. Last night, I think had a knock-off Nandos (fried chicken) and two (chocolate) bars of Yorkie biscuit and raisin. And a couple of coffees in the morning,” Stokes said.

Reflecting on his special knock, he added: “We knew if we lost this game then the Ashes were gone. When a No 11 comes out needing 70 (73 in fact) to win, I knew what I had to do in terms of the game situation. The only time I started to get a little bit nervous or panicking was when we got into single figures.

It was the second-highest 10th wicket partnership in a successful fourth-innings run chase. Kusal Perera and Vishwa Fernando scored an unbeaten 78 in Sri Lanka’s successful run chase against South Africa earlier this year. Both the teams will now head to Old Trafford for the fourth test starting September 4th.

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