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England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test Day 4, Highlights: ENG win by one wicket to level series

England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test Day 4, Highlights: Ben Stokes pulled England across the line in one of the most incredible Test comebacks to keep their Ashes hopes alive.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 25, 2019 9:09:11 pm
England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test Day 4, Highlights: Joe Root played a gritty knock of 75 runs to rescue England out of danger.

England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test Day 4, Highlights: Ben Stokes pulled England across the line in one of the most incredible Test comebacks to keep their Ashes hopes alive. Stokes slammed an incredible 135 not out to power England to a one-wicket win over Australia at Headingley on Sunday. In his incredible knock, he smashed 11 fours and 8 sixes.

Earlier, English skipper Joe Root played a gritty knock of 75 runs to rescue England out of danger after they lost both the openers early in the 359-run chase on Day 3 of the third Test against Australia at Headingley. After wrapping the Aussies on 246 in the second innings, the hosts were reduced to 15/2 at one stage, however, Root along with Joe Denly added 126 for the third wicket, before Denly was removed by Josh Hazlewood on 50. Root along with Ben Stokes resumed the English innings on Day 4, with the hosts batting on 156/3. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood was the leading wicket-taker, claiming four wickets in the second innings. Nathan Lyon picked two while Pat Cummins and James Pattinson shared one wicket apiece. Earlier, after being put to bat, Australia were all-out for 179 and 246 in their respective innings.

The Ashes, 2019Headingley, Leeds 22 September 2020

England  67 (27.5) & 362/9 (125.4)


Australia  179 (52.1) & 246 (75.2)

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test ) England beat Australia by 1 wicket

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England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test, Day 4: Highlights

21:09 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Relive the moment
20:58 (IST)25 Aug 2019
England make history

By chasing the monstrous 359, England forged history by making it their highest successful chase in Test history. It is the 10th highest runchase ever. 

20:53 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Losing their cool
20:51 (IST)25 Aug 2019
All about Ben Stokes!

Ben Stokes might have just played the innings of his life, as his late heroics on the fourth day of the third Ashes Test has levelled the series for England. Move over World Cup final, his 135* and his 75 runs in the 76-run last-wicket partnership with Jack Leach is one for the ages. Headingley goes crazy, and why shouldn't they be? This is an instant classic. What a match!

20:48 (IST)25 Aug 2019


20:47 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Scores are level

Leach survives two balls from Cummins, and he gets an important run! The scores are level. ENG are 358/9 after 125.3 overs. Just 1 more run to win. 

20:43 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Missed opportunities

Miscommunication from the England batsmen and Lyon misses a massive opportunity to run-out Leach! And then again, after an appeal of LBW on Stokes, Lyon can't review because they have got none left. ENG are 357/9 after 125 overs. 2 more to win.

20:40 (IST)25 Aug 2019
So close to a win now

Stokes hits Lyon's first ball well, but doesn't take single. He repeats it again, before unleashing a hellish shot to hit it way and above everybody's heads. What a six! 2 more to win.

20:38 (IST)25 Aug 2019
8 more to win

After getting two boundaries, Stokes gets a single to put him on strike for the next over, and orders Leach to not take a two. The spinner does his duty well and defends the last two balls of the over. Stokes on 125* and Leach on 0*. ENG are 351/9 after 124 overs. 

20:34 (IST)25 Aug 2019

And Stokes follows that mistake up with a confident four to deep square leg! And then another straight down! It is all happening at Headingley! England just need 9 more runs to win. 

20:33 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Stokes dropped

First ball of Cummins' over, and Stokes is dropped! It is not sweetly connected by the England batsman, and is dropped by Marcus Harris. Could that be costly?

20:32 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Feeling like...
20:31 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Lyon back in

Nathan Lyon comes back into the attack, and with his first ball itself, he stops the hearts of many in England. A false call against Stokes. With the next two balls too, Stokes has been found on the backfoot. He takes a single to be on 116*, and Leach returns the favour by defending the last ball well. 17 more to win. ENG are 342/9 after 123 overs.

20:27 (IST)25 Aug 2019

Stokes follows it up with two blistering sixes, one against a yorker-to-be and another to a Hazlewood slow-ball. What monstrous hits from the 28-year-old, what a player! He follows it up with a two, and finishes the over with a single. England just need 18 more to win. It is all happening in Leeds! 19 runs from the over! ENG are 341/9 after 122 overs. 

20:23 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Hundred up for Stokes

What a four! What a hundred! What an innings! Eighth Test century for Ben Stokes, and all of England rises for Ben Stokes. 

20:21 (IST)25 Aug 2019
Welcome to the Stokes show

No matter the outcome of this match, it is an universal fact that Ben Stokes is one hell of a finisher. After a dot ball, Stokes just scoops Cummins' ball over Paine's head for a six. He gets 11 runs from that over, and finishes it after being on 96* from 198 balls. Standing ovation from the crowd for even Jack Leach for just defending a ball. The hosts need 37 more runs to win. ENG are 322/9 after 121 overs. 

20:11 (IST)25 Aug 2019
20:10 (IST)25 Aug 2019
The Stokes are high

Down to the last man. Sun over his head. And what does Ben Stokes chooses to do? He hits Australia's third highest-ever wicket-taker in Test cricket for two sixes in the same over. And one with a reverse sweep. Nerves of steel. ENG are 310/9 after 119 overs.

19:57 (IST)25 Aug 2019

And that's a big one, straight to the sightscreen. Ben Stokes calming some of the nerves at Headingley, and dismantling some of the confidence of the Aussies. Nathan Lyon, especially, looked perplexed after his delivery. ENG are 293/9 after 117 overs. 

19:47 (IST)25 Aug 2019

TRAPPED! AND GONE! Stuart Broad is dismissed by James Pattinson on the very second ball he has faced courtesy of a deadly yorker. All but over for England? Everything depends on the partnership of Jack Leach and Ben Stokes. ENG are 286/9 after 115.2 overs.

Playing XI

England: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Bench: Sam Curran

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c & wk), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Cameron Bancroft, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc