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Ashes 2019: ‘The Summer of Stokes is etched into our psyche’

Ben Stokes scored a stunning 135 not out as England kept its Ashes hopes alive with a one-wicket win over Australia in the third test at Headingley

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 26, 2019 12:29:30 am
Ben Stokes scored the winning four Sunday in the afternoon session on Day 4 as England finished on 362/9 in its second innings. (Reuters)

Ben Stokes scored a stunning 135 not out as England kept its Ashes hopes alive with a one-wicket win over Australia in the third test at Headingley. Stokes hit the winnings run as England finished on 362/9 in its second innings, chasing an improbable target of 359. An unbeaten 76-run stand for the 10th wicket with Jack Leach helped England register its highest successful fourth-innings chase in a test match. Stokes’ incredible form over the summer earned him widespread applause on social media. Here are the best reactions after the match-

The teams are now level at 1-1 in the series. Australia would have secured the famous urn with a 2-0 lead and only two tests remaining in the five-match series. The fourth test starts Sept. 4 at Old Trafford. Australia won the previous Ashes series 4-0 Down Under in 2017-18.

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