AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes’ message to fans after thrashing from Australia, ‘We don’t believe we are beaten’

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes hopeful of comeback from England – England may have been battered and bruised in the first…

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes' message to fans after thrashing from Australia, 'We don't believe we are beaten'; Follow Ashes 2021 Live Updates
AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes' message to fans after thrashing from Australia, 'We don't believe we are beaten'; Follow Ashes 2021 Live Updates

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes hopeful of comeback from England – England may have been battered and bruised in the first Test and the first two days of the 2nd Test but all-rounder Ben Stokes doesn’t believe it is over. He belives England can still make a comeback and gave a similar message to the fans, “we don’t believe we’re beaten” and said he felt ready for a big score with the bat, after another tough day at the Ashes on Friday. Follow Australia vs England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The visitors were forced to toil for 150 overs in the field over the past two days as Australia built an ominous 473 for nine in their first innings of the second Test at Adelaide. In reply, England were tottering on 17 for two after losing openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed cheaply.

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes’ message to fans after thrashing from Australia, ‘We don’t believe we are beaten’

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Star all-rounder Stokes said the tourists still hope to repay England’s suffering supporters, who saw their side hammered by nine wickets in the first Test.

Ben Stokes grins after dismissing David Warner, Australia vs England, 2nd Test, The Ashes, Adelaide, 1st day, December 16, 2021

“We’re seeing a lot of support on social media from everyone back home in England and the guys supporting us out here in Australia as well have been absolutely phenomenal, they always are,” Ben Stokes said.

“Obviously the first Test (in Brisbane) didn’t go well and Australia are ahead at the moment, but we know back home we’ll be getting as much support as we always do,” Stokes added.

The charismatic Stokes admitted he was feeling “sore” after returning from a lengthy break to deal with a finger injury and mental health issues. But he is revelling being back in the England squad and facing arch-enemies Australia.

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes’ message to fans after thrashing from Australia, ‘We don’t believe we are beaten’

“I’ve loved every minute of it, you know walking out onto the field and wearing the Three Lions is obviously one of the great feelings as a cricketer,” Ben Stokes said.

“These grounds in Australia and being away from home obviously makes it a bit more difficult, with crowds and stuff like that, but it is fantastic fun as well as being a huge honour,” he added.

Ben Stokes was deemed fit enough to bowl on the third morning, Australia vs England, The Ashes, 1st Test, 3rd day, Brisbane, December 10, 2021

Stokes made just five and 14 with the bat in Brisbane, but said he was primed to do much better on Saturday as England look to reel in Australia.

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes’ message to fans after thrashing from Australia, ‘We don’t believe we are beaten’

“I didn’t get anywhere near the amount of runs I wanted to in the first game, but how I try and look at batting out in the middle is not to always concentrate on the runs that are scored, but on how I felt out in the middle before I got out,” he said.

“I felt good in the nets and I felt really good out on the middle both times (in Brisbane). I just wasn’t able to go on and get that big scores like I want to. I’ll just be going out (on Saturday) with the same mindset as I did in Brisbane,” Ben Stokes added.

AUS vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes’ message to fans after thrashing from Australia, ‘We don’t believe we are beaten’

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