Tag: Ben Stokes
Stokes is England’s top scorer with 89 in 79 balls and took the last two wickets in successive balls to finish off the South Africans.
Stokes was handed an eight-match ban, while Hales was given a six-match ban from England white ball (one day) matches.
Replying to England's 336, Danushka Gunathilaka was the only man out for Sri Lanka before lunch on day two, caught spectacularly by Keaton Jennings at short leg for 18 off Jack Leach.
Stokes stressed his recent experience had heightened his sense of gratitude at being able to play international cricket.
England have already built up an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series after victory in Southampton last week.
Stokes was initially ruled out of Friday's match at Durham's Chester-le-Street headquarters after suffering minor discomfort in his left knee.
Batting collapses have plagued England in recent time and losing all 10 wickets in a session on the second day at Trent Bridge proved pivotal during a 203-run defeat by India in the third Test.
All-rounder Stokes was added to England's 13-man squad on Tuesday, just hours after being acquitted on a charge of affray at Bristol Crown Court.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has suggested Ben Stokes make a public apology over the events that led to his eventual acquittal for affray.
The all-rounder was acquitted of affray at a trial in Bristol on Tuesday, having missed England's innings and 159-run win in the second Test at Lord's last week because it clashed with his court case.
The 27-year-old was found not guilty on Tuesday before the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recalled him for the third test against India which starts in Nottingham on Saturday.
The 27-year-old had been charged following a brawl hours after England played the West Indies in a one-day international in Bristol, southwest England, in September last year.
The 29-year-old was recalled for the second Test of this five-match series after England omitted fellow pace-bowling all-rounder Ben Stokes because of the Durham star's ongoing trial for affray.
According to doorman Andrew Cunningham, Ben Stokes mocked the voices of William O'Connor and Kai Barry.
Ben Stokes has been omitted by England because he is in court this week on a criminal charge of affray.
England cricketer Ben Stokes and two other men are jointly charged over an incident in Bristol on September 25, 2017.
Ollie Pope to replace David Malan while paceman Chris Woakes comes in for all-rounder Ben Stokes for the second test against India.
England captain Joe Root said the determination his teammates showed will prove vital going forward.
Joe Root will keep his place in England's side for next week's Twenty20 internationals against India even if Ben Stokes returns to the team.
In spite of legal issues, Ben Stokes and Alex Hales may still be allowed to represent England in their one-day series against Australia.