Stokes happy to step up in Anderson's absence

England's Ben Stokes (L) celebrates with Adam Lyth after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Steven Smith during the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on August 7, 2015Ben Stokes said he was proud of bowling an England side missing James Anderson to the verge of an Ashes-clinching win in the fourth Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on Friday. Pace bowling all-rounder Stokes took five wickets for 35 runs, including a spell of three for four in 13 balls shortly before tea, with Australia 241 for seven when bad light ended play on the second day. “We came in without Jimmy, who is a massive loss…I’m really happy with being given the extra responsibility,” Stokes told reporters after Australia had avoided their first two-day defeat in a Test since 1890.

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