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Ben Stokes salvages England’s Ashes hopes with breathtaking 135 not out

In a dramatic finish at Headingley on Sunday, England levelled the series and saved their hopes of reclaiming the Ashes, thanks to Ben Stokes's century and his nerves of steel.

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Australia's David Warner takes a catch from Nathan Lyon's bowling to dismiss England's Joe Root early in the first session of the fourth day. (Source: Reuters)

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England's Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow after forming a 86-run partnership. (Source: Reuters)

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England's Jonny Bairstow reacts after losing his wicket. (Source: Reuters)

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Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates the wicket of England's Chris Woakes, leaving England in a poor position of 261/7. (Source: Reuters)

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Australia's James Pattinson celebrates taking the wicket of England's Stuart Broad, leaving England on 286/9 (Source: Reuters)

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England's Ben Stokes and Jack Leach make runs on their way to a 76-run last-wicket partnership. (Source: Reuters)

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England's Ben Stokes celebrates after hitting the winning boundary as they win the third Test at Headingley. (Source: Reuters)

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England's Ben Stokes celebrates winning the Test, after scoring an unbeaten 135* from 219 balls. (Source: Reuters)