Ben Stokes Gives James Faulkner a NSFW Send-off as England Beat Australia

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 24, 2014

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Ben Stokes of England celebrates after taking the wicket of Mitchell Johnson of Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England  at WACA on January 24, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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It's been a long time coming, but England finally won their first match against Australia, securing a 57-run win over Australia in the fourth ODI in Perth.

While it was all smiles after the match, it was less calm on the field.

Ben Stokes, who scored 70 with the bat and then picked up four wickets with the ball, dismissed the dangerous James Faulkner to perhaps turn the match decisively England's way—and had a few choice words for him by way of a send-off.

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You can see his reaction above, but Twitter was fairly unequivocal about what he'd said to Faulkner:

"You twat!" Stokes v Faulkner could be the cricketing rivalry of the decade.

— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) January 24, 2014

All I heard then was Stokes shouting 'YOU TWAT' in Faulkner's direction. If I were an England player, I'd be keeping quiet after this tour.

— Luke Bailey (@lukebailey90) January 24, 2014

Stokes giving Faulkner a send off. Caught "you twat" on the stump microphone. Umpire having a word

— Alex Lloyd (@AG_Lloyd) January 24, 2014

England have been well below their recent levels on this tour, but the performances of Stokes with bat and ball have been a highlight of the trip.

That said, with his outburst having been picked up by the stump microphones, he could now face action from the match referee.