Ben Stokes is up for a chat. On his first six off Ravichandran Ashwin early in his innings, Stokes just puts it down to instinct. On his attacking instincts, Ben says that in this innings, he saw Shahbaz Nadeem generate a few balls to bounce out of the rough, so as an individual, he decided to go after the bowling, preferring to hole out to deep square leg, rather than getting caught at bat-pad. Details that he discussed the same with Joe Root and he immediately agreed. On Root’s innings and also as a teammate, BS says that you never know how good your teammates are till you actually play with them and relishes his partnership with his skipper. Is not too worried about missing his century and says that the only thing he might have done differently is try and hit it straighter. Feels that the deck has plenty in it for spinners but nothing much for the seamers, lauding praises on Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah and hopes that England’s seamers do the same when they get their chance.