- Captain impressed by England’s response after losing first Test
- Side thrash South Africa by an innings in less than three days
A beaming Ben Stokes hailed England’s bouncebackability after thrashing South Africa by an innings in less than three days in the second Test at Old Trafford, just a week after losing by the same amount at Lord’s. “It was an amazing team performance all round,” he said.
“The way in which we bounced back from the disappointment last week was very pleasing. Cricket is about how you bat, bowl and field and I think that the way we batted, bowled and fielded all game is like the benchmark of the standards which we set. The energy throughout the whole week didn’t drop.”