SPORTS DAY: Faf salutes serial matchwinner Ben Stokes

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SPORTS DAY: Faf salutes serial matchwinner Ben Stokes

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World star Stokes set to be key again

Rival captains Faf du Plessis and Joe Root were united in their praise of World Player of the Year Ben Stokes ahead of the third Test between SA and England starting at St George’s Park on Thursday. Stokes, man of the match when England levelled the four-match series with a 189-run win in the second Test in Cape Town, was named the world’s best player by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday. He is likely to be a key player in a pivotal match in the series. “It was very well-deserved,” said Du Plessis. “He’s had a fantastic season where he played big moments really well. He’s single-handedly won so many games for England.”..

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