New Delhi, 26 Aug, 2019: Riding on the spectacular knock of 135 not out from Ben Stokes helped England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes Test against Australia that kept Ashes alive.
With this win, England could level the series against Australia at 1-1. In an almost impossible chase of 359 to win, England could reach the target with one wicket in hand. Starting the day looking to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes, England were 286/9, still 73 runs short of their target.
However, with one wicket left, England World Cup hero Stokes knew everything depended on him and he smashed a remarkable eight sixes to all corners of the ground to get England within touching distance of their highest-ever second-innings total to win a Test match.
Nathan Lyon missed an easy run-out chance to dismiss England No. 10 batsman Jack Leach and Stokes survived an lbw appeal, , with Australia unable to review, before, fittingly, Stokes hit the winning boundary.
England were down in the series, after having lost the first Test and having just drawn the second at Lord’s. And then miraculously, against all the odds, they recovered to pip Australia in the third Test at Headingley thanks to the heroics of a phenomenal England all-rounder who chipped in with both bat and ball.