Big moment finds Ben Stokes again for England’s T20 World Cup win | Ali Martin

All-rounder brought back memories of 2019 with his ability to produce his very best when under the most severe pressure

It was Joe Root who probably best summed up Ben Stokes and a career that will for ever be defined by far more than just the numbers. Speaking in Phoenix from the Ashes, the documentary about the life and times of England’s champion all-rounder, Root put it simply: “The big moments find him.”

One certainly found Stokes at Eden Gardens six years ago, the last time he played a world final decked out in red. That fateful deciding over he bowled to Carlos Brathwaite saw four successive sixes soar into the night sky like fireworks, West Indies were crowned T20 world champions and a seemingly indomitable all-rounder was left on his haunches, utterly broken and inconsolable.

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