Cricket World Player of the Week - Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes was also the man of the match for his all-round performance
Ben Stokes was also the man of the match for his all-round performance
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For his all-round performance in the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong and ensuring a 22-run win for England, Ben Stokes is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

The Durham star picked six wickets in the game and also scored a valiant 85-run knock in the second innings to help England secure an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the series.

In the first innings it was fifties from Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow that helped England post 293 despite a six-wicket haul from Mehedi Hasan. Tamim Iqbal's 78 led Bangladesh's response in the first innings and the home side looked comfortable at 221 for four at one stage, but Stokes picked a four-wicket haul to wrap them for up for 248.

In their second innings, England looked down and out at 62 for five but Stokes added 127 runs with Bairstow to take England out of the woods despite a five-fer from Shakib Al Hasan.

With a target of 286 runs in the final innings, Sabbir Rahman's unbeaten 64 kept Bangladesh's hope high until Stokes picked the final two wickets on day five to ensure a 22-run win for the visitors.

The second Test between Pakistan and West Indies in Abu Dhabi had some special performances as well.

Younis Khan was among the runs once again and scored 127 in the first innings and with support from Misbah-ul-Haq's 96 and a fifty from Sarfraz Ahmed helped Pakistan post 452.

West Indies responded with just 224 in the first innings, courtesy a four-wicket haul from Yasir Shah.

Kane Williamson's 118-run knock in the second One-Day International in Delhi and Virat Kohli's unbeaten 154 in the third game in Mohali along with a breezy 80 from MS Dhoni were the other stand out performers in the week.

That concludes the performances of the week.

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