The summer of Bazball under Stokes has been a season of pure fun

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By Matt Hardy There was no hum around the Oval yesterday as England openers Zak Crawley and Alex Lees walked from the pavilion to the crease, probably because the overriding feeling was one of inevitability. Ben Stokes’s England needed only 33 runs on the final day of the deciding Test match against South Africa to earn another series win under head coach Brendon McCullum and secure a sixth win of the summer. They did it in 26 minutes, albeit with Lees falling to an lbw dismissal at the hands of South African player of the series Kagiso Rabada. It marked a romping victory for England, by nine …

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