Stokes adopted up his knock of 176 within the first innings with an unbeaten 78 that allowed England to arrange the chance to push for victory on the ultimate day, as he added fast runs on the fifth morning.
The all-rounder then picked up two wickets – together with crucially ending Jermaine Blackwood’s resistance on 55 – as West Indies, chasing an unlikely 312 for victory, had been bowled out for 198.
Root acknowledged match-winning contributions have gotten a typical prevalence from his vice-captain, telling Sky Sports after the triumph at Old Trafford: “It would not shock me.
“You watch how Ben goes about his enterprise in follow whether or not it’s follow, health or something, he leads the best way in lots of respects.
“He appears to wish to preserve getting higher and higher and we’re seeing these outcomes out on the sector as effectively.
“It’s nice for lots of the youthful guys to see that, you have to put the exhausting yards in, he definitely does that and we’re beginning to see that feed into the remainder of the group, which is a good place to be.”
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Broad had boosted the house group’s hopes on the ultimate morning of the second Test with three top-order wickets, having additionally beforehand produced a devastating new-ball burst in West Indies’ first innings.
The seamer was a shock omission from England’s line-up for the opening Test in Southampton – a recreation West Indies received by 4 wickets – however, requested to guide a new-look tempo assault, he seized his alternative in Manchester.
Broad had spoken publicly about his disappointment at lacking out on the Rose Bowl, with Root not shocked to see him exit and again up his phrases on the sector.
“You always expect that from Stuart. Generally, when he says something, he goes out there and produces a performance to back it up,” Root stated.
“He’s led the assault brilliantly this week and, as we have at all times stated, you’re feeling like he is bought a variety of cricket left to play in him.
“Once he will get that ball in his hand, there’s at all times that spell in him that may flip a recreation. He did that this week.”
Stokes minimize quick his 15th over in West Indies’ second innings because of an obvious health difficulty however insisted afterwards he was fantastic. The sequence finale begins on Friday on the identical venue.
“The physique simply began to get fairly stiff,” he said to Sky Sports after being named player of the match. “I stated to Broady, ‘My physique is beginning to get fairly stiff, what do you reckon?’ and he simply stated to cease.
“I remember three or four years ago against Pakistan I had the same thing and ended up blowing my calf, so I didn’t want to take that risk.”
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