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England cricketer Ben Stokes and his wife Clare leave Bristol Crown Court after he was found not guilty of affray, in Bristol, England, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. England cricket player Ben Stokes has been found not guilty for his role in a street fight. Stokes was on trial for knocking out two men in the southwest English city of Bristol last September. Stokes said he was acting in self-defense. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

NZ-born England cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty in affray trial after fight outside Bristol nightclub

At Bristol Crown Court, Stokes closed his eyes and then looked up at the conclusion of the case that cost him his role as vice captain of England's national cricket team.

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The disgraced captain didn't even wait for the umpire to give him out.

Banned Aussie Steve Smith walks before being given out LBW in CPL

The disgraced captain didn't even wait for the umpire to give him out.

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The NZ-born all-rounder was accused of knocking two men unconscious in September last year.

NZ-born Ben Stokes left out of England cricket squad as affray trial continues

The all-rounder won't feature against India in Nottingham this weekend.

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Canterbury's Gary Stead to be appointed new Black Caps coach - report

The former Test batsman will reportedly be confirmed to replace Mike Hesson as early as next week.

Watch: Pakistani bowler flips the bird at Aussie batsman after bowling him with wicked yorker

Sohail Tanvir rubbed salt into the wound after dismissing Ben Cutting.

Rain covers protect the pitch as rain delays the start of play on the first day of the second test match between England and India at Lord's

Washout ruins first day of second England v India Test

For the first time in 17 years, an entire day was lost to rain at Lord's.

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The NZ-born all-rounder was accused of knocking two men unconscious in September last year.

NZ born England cricketer Ben Stokes tells court he joined fracas to protect duo who were being abused with homophobic slurs

The cricketer, on trial in Bristol, England, denied claims he mocked two gay men outside a nightclub and flicked a cigarette butt at them.

Watch: Colin Munro blasts four straight boundaries in CPL opener as stellar innings leads side to victory

The Kiwi batsman was on fire in the first game of this year's tournament.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: England Cricketer Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court on August 6, 2018 in Bristol, England. Ben Stokes, 27, Ryan Ali, 28 and Ryan Hale, 27, are jointly charged with affray outside a Bristol night club on September 25 last year.   (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

NZ-born English cricketer Ben Stokes the 'main aggressor' in nightclub brawl, witness tells court

Stokes is said to have mocked two gay men outside the club before knocking out two other men they were with a short time later. He's on trial in Bristol Crown Court.

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The English all-rounder allegedly insulted, mocked and threw a cigarette at two gay men.

Watch: New CCTV footage shows 'spiteful, angry bully' Ben Stokes moments before nightclub brawl

Stokes allegedly insulted, mocked and threw a cigarette at two gay men.

Martin Guptill hits a 6 off a free hit.
Pakistan tour of New Zealand. T20 Series. 3rd Twenty20 international cricket match, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand. Sunday 28 January 2018. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Martin Guptill to play with banned Aussie Steve Smith in Caribbean T20

Guptill and Smith have joined the Barbados Tridents for this year's competition.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: England Cricketer Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court on August 6, 2018 in Bristol, England. Ben Stokes, 27, Ryan Ali, 28 and Ryan Hale, 27, are jointly charged with affray outside a Bristol night club on September 25 last year.   (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

NZ-born England cricketer Ben Stokes allegedly abused bouncer after being denied entry in nightclub, court hears

"He mentioned my gold teeth and he said I looked like a ****," bouncer Andrew Cunningham told the Bristol Crown Court overnight.

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The NZ-born all-rounder was accused of knocking two men unconscious in September last year.

NZ-born England cricket star Ben Stokes allegedly taunted gay men before street fight, court hears

Stokes appeared for the first day of the trial at Bristol Crown Court over the alleged incident in September last year.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 4 : Ben Stokes of England waits to be interviewed after England won the 1st Specsavers Test Match between England and India at Edgbaston on August 4, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

NZ-born England cricket star Ben Stokes arrives at court as trial begins

Stokes is charged with affray over an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub last year.

Virat Kohli replaces disgraced Steve Smith as world's top ranked batsman

The Indian captain amassed 200 runs in the first Test against England to take the top spot.

NZ-born all-rounder Ben Stokes traps Virat Kohli after superb bowling as England beats India in first Test

Stokes took the key wicket of Kohli and finished on 4-40 as England dismissed India for 162 to win the first Test by 31-runs.

Blackcaps Kane Williamson is the center of attention after his run out of Englands James Vince during the International T20 Tri Series cricket match between the Blackcaps & England at Westpac stadium, Wellington. 13th February 2018. © Copyright Photo: Grant Down / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand Cricket declines offer to return to Pakistan for the first time in 15 years

Black Caps had been invited to play two Twenty20s later this year.

England's Adil Rashid during a nets session at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Monday July 30, 2018. India are scheduled to play the first Test against England starting Aug. 1. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

England name leg-spinner Adil Rashid to face India in its 1000th Test

Hosts select solitary tweaker in opening Test of blockbuster five-match series.

White Fern Amelia Kerr and Black Cap Kane Williamson.

Black Caps and White Ferns to play in three T20 double headers as NZC release summer schedule

The men's and women's teams will also play ODIs over consecutive days in Napier, Mt Maunganui and Hamilton.

Watch: West Indies pacer bowls horror delivery straight to second slip

Calling Sheldon Cottrell’s full toss against Bangladesh a wide is being generous.

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The cricketer-turned-politician is likely to need coalition partners to secure power, however.

Pakistan election results under fire after former cricketer Imran Khan's win

Questions about the credibility of the elections have been raised by local and international observers.

Watch: Ruthless Martin Guptill belts 35-ball century in English T20 competition

The Black Caps opener plundered 102 off 38 balls for Worcestershire against Northamptonshire.

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