Stokes hopes ‘hard work’ will pay off for England

Johannesburg, Oct. 31(ANI): England all-rounder Ben Stokes has expressed confidence over his side’s final Test against Pakistan, saying that ‘hard work’ will pay off and his side will level the three-match series.

Earlier, Pakistan claimed a huge 178-run win over England in the second Test in Dubai.

Expressing his views on his side’s defeat, Stokes said that the entire team was thoroughly disappointed to lose the second Test.

Stokes, who managed just half century in four innings, said he has been working hard and is looking forward to face the Pakistani bowlers in the upcoming Test.

Reflecting on Mark Wood’s exclusion from the team, Stokes stressed that the former needed rest from time to time as he has been suffering from an ankle injury.

He admitted that Wood showed brilliant performance in the last Test by claiming five wickets.

England, who are currently trailing by 0-1 in the series after first match ended with a draw, will now aim to level the series when they will take on Pakistan in the series decider on November 1 at Sharjah. (ANI)

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