Stokes happy to take responsibility in ‘big moments’

England allrounder Ben Stokes has revealed that he is happy to take responsibility when the 'big moments' arrive as he and his team prepare for their World T20 semifinal against New Zealand on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Stokes bowled the final over in England's thrilling must-win encounter against Sri Lanka on Saturday and stepped up to the plate defending 15 runs as bowled yorker after yorker to steer his side through to the last four.

Stokes said: "I was pleased with my whole overall game. I said in an interview afterwards that I'd much rather be doing that last over thing than sitting there watching and hoping whoever bowled it gets us through.

"I'd rather be the man doing it. It's a lot easier on the nerves. It sounds silly to say when you're the person doing it, but I'm not very good at watching tight situations like that.

"I just love being involved in the game and the high-pressure situations and it probably brings the best out of me in terms of my cricket.

"So hopefully we don't get it down to that tight again, especially after the start we got. But I enjoy getting put into the big moments in games."

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