Ben Stokes universally praised after Champions Trophy ton for England

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Ben Stokes left Edgbaston with praise from both captains ringing in his ears following the destructive unbeaten 102 that sees England head into their Champions Trophy semi-final on Wednesday glowing with confidence and Australia on the next plane home.

Stokes, in registering his third one-day hundred, continued a rich run of form that has carried through from his time in the Indian Premier League.

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