Ben Stokes' progress excites England ODI coach Ashley Giles

Stokes took five wickets for 61 runs for England in a match that was eventually lost to Australia.

updated: September 17, 2013 17:31 IST
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Southampton: Ben Stokes's recent performances against Australia won't have done the rising star of English cricket's hopes of securing an Ashes tour berth any harm, according to one-day coach Ashley Giles.

The 22-year-old Durham pace-bowling all-rounder took five wickets for 61 runs, his maiden five-wicket haul in one-day internationals, at Southampton on Monday, but Stokes couldn't prevent Australia's 49-run win as the tourists completed a 2-1 series victory.

However, Ashes-holders England deliberately rested five senior players -- captain Alastair Cook, batsman Ian Bell and bowlers James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann -- from the one-dayers ahead of the return Test series in Australia starting in November.

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