England’s win will close some mouths after criticism – Stokes
England’s victory over world number one side India in the first Test will “hopefully close some mouths” after recent criticism, says all-rounder Ben Stokes.
The hosts completed a 31 runs win by taking the final five India wickets on the fourth morning at Edgbaston.
Stokes, 27, finished with 4-40, including the key wicket of India captain Virat Kohli for 51.
“We’ve had a lot of stick recently,” Stokes told Sky Sports.
“To beat a team like India will hopefully close some mouths. We’ll take a lot of confidence from winning into the rest of this series.”