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Stokes Hails England's Greatest Test Win Under His Captaincy

Skipper Ben Stokes on Sunday said England's come-from-behind win over India by 28 runs in the opening Test in Hyderabad was his "greatest" as captain.

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By AFP News January 29, 2024 • 10:40 AM
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Skipper Ben Stokes on Sunday said England's come-from-behind win over India by 28 runs in the opening Test in Hyderabad was his "greatest" as captain.

The tourists overcame a stiff challenge from the hosts to get past a deficit of 190 runs at the start of their second innings with a masterful 196 from Ollie Pope.

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England set India a victory target of 231 and bowled out the hosts for 202 in the final over on day four, with debutant left-arm spinner Tom Hartley returning figures of 7-62.

"We have had a lot of fantastic moments as a team, great victories but given where we are, and who are playing, I think it's our greatest triumph since I have been captain," Stokes told TNT Sports.

"For Tom Hartley to get nine wickets on debut, and Ollie Pope to get a big hundred... is incredible. But everyone contributed."

The hosts had only lost three of their previous 46 Tests in India and had never been beaten on home soil after taking a first-innings lead of 100 runs or more.

India have not suffered a home Test series defeat since England's triumph in 2012.

"Considering where we are and who we (were) playing against, the position we found ourselves going into our second innings of batting, just sitting here now and say we're 1-0 up, it's a big reason as to why I feel this is our best victory since I've been captain," Stokes added.


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