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Sport Paine hits out at Stokes for 'cheap shot' at Warner

10:55  18 november  2019
10:55  18 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Stokes said Warner 's comments to him on the field inspired his match-winning innings in the third "He just wouldn't shut up for most of my time out there," Stokes says of Warner , in his new book Paine added: "I was obviously standing next to David the whole time and you are allowed to talk on

a baseball player pitching a ball on a field: Ben Stokes celebrates victory at Headingley after an unbeaten 135 he says was motivated by David Warner's sledging© Anthony Devlin Ben Stokes celebrates victory at Headingley after an unbeaten 135 he says was motivated by David Warner's sledging

Australia captain Tim Paine has blasted England all-rounder Ben Stokes for taking a "cheap shot" at David Warner, claiming he was using the controversial opening batsman to spike sales of his new book.

In his book, which is being serialised in a British newspaper, he claims Warner's sledging motivated Stokes during his match-winning heroics in the third Ashes Test this year.

Stokes's incredible unbeaten 135 at Headingley steered England to a record run chase and thrilling one-wicket win to square the five-match series at 1-1.

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"He just wouldn't shut up for most of my time out there," Stokes said of Warner, who insists he has reformed and is no longer the brash character who was banned for a year over a ball-tampering scandal.

"I could accept it from just about any other opponent. Truly. Not from him, though," Stokes added.

"The changed man he was adamant he'd become, the one that hardly said boo to a goose and even went as far as claiming he had been re-nicknamed 'Humble' by his Australia team-mates, had disappeared."

Paine disputed the characterisation and was adamant Warner did nothing wrong.

Asked if it was a cheap shot by Stokes, Paine replied: "Oh absolutely.

"I was obviously standing next to David the whole time (at first slip) and you are allowed to talk on the cricket field," he told reporters on Sunday in Brisbane ahead of a Test series against Pakistan.

"But by no means was he abusing him or sledging him.

"It just seems to be a common trend in England that they like to use Davey's name to spike book sales."

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