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Stokes wants England to `quickly seal` Ashes series on Day three

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London, Aug.08 : After claiming a five-wicket haul to put England on brink of regaining Ashes, England all rounder Ben Stokes has said that he is hoping his side can quickly seal the win on the third day at Trent Bridge.

The 24-year-old revealed that they are in an ‘unbelievable position’, adding that they would do their best to make sure they do not have to bat in the second innings, the BBC reported.

Earlier, the Alastair Cook-led team declared their first innings on 391-9 after Joe Root’s 130 and a brisk 58-run partnership between Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad on the second day of the fourth Test.

Although Chris Rogers (52) and David Warner (64) provided a strong resistance with a 113-run opening partnership, Stokes flexed his bowling muscles to reduce the tourists to 241-7 before bad light ended the day’s play.

Australia are staring at a crushing defeat as they are trailing by 90 runs and an innings. Adam Voges (48) and Mitchell Starc (0) will resume their innings on Saturday.

England will take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, with one more match to be played at the Oval from August 20. (ANI)