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Ben Stokes fit for England’s 2nd ODI vs South Africa, ahead of ICC Champions Trophy

Ben Stokes limped out of England’s 72-run victory in the opening match with South Africa on Wednesday due to a knee injury. However, he has been declared fit ahead of the crucial ICC Champions Trophy.

cricket Updated: May 26, 2017 21:36 IST
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes during nets ahead of the second One-Day International against South Africa on Friday.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes during nets ahead of the second One-Day International against South Africa on Friday.(Reuters)

England will have Ben Stokes available for the second One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa after the all-rounder was passed fit on Friday.

Stokes limped out of England’s 72-run victory in the opening match with the Proteas on Wednesday due to a knee injury.

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His early exit prompted concerns that he could miss the start of the ICC Champions Trophy, but the 25-year-old has been able to shake off the problem.

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But, after coming through training unscathed, Stokes was declared fit to be part of Eoin Morgan’s side and will be available to bowl.