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Ben Stokes 135*

Ben Stokes played one of the greatest Test-match knocks the world has ever witnessed to lead England to a miraculous 1-wicket win over Australia in the third match of the Ashes 2019 series. Stokes's unbelievable knock of 135 not out off 219 balls helped England chase down the mammoth target of 359, which was also their highest successful run chase in Test history and the second highest in Ashes cricket.


The Ashes: Third Specsavers Test, Headingley (day four of five)

Australia
First innings 179 all out
Second innings 246 all out
England
First innings 67 all out
Second innings 362 - for 9 wickets

England won by 1 wicket


Australia 1st Innings

Batsman     Runs
Warner c Bairstow b Archer 61
Harris c Bairstow b Archer 8
Khawaja c Bairstow b Broad 8
Labuschagne lbw b Stokes 74
Head b Broad 0
Wade 0
Paine lbw b Woakes 11
Pattinson c Root b Archer 2
Cummins c Bairstow b Archer 0
Lyon lbw b Archer 1
Hazlewood not out 1
Extras 2nb 5w 4b 2lb 13
Total (52.1 overs) 179 all out
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Broad 14.0 4 32 2 2.29
Archer 17.1 3 45 6 2.62
Woakes 12.0 4 51 1 4.25
Stokes 9.0 0 45 1 5.00

England 1st Innings

Batsman     Runs
Burns c Paine b Cummins 9
Roy c Warner b Hazlewood 9
Root c Warner b Hazlewood 0
Denly c Paine b Pattinson 12
Stokes c Warner b Pattinson 8
Bairstow c Warner b Hazlewood 4
Buttler c Khawaja b Hazlewood 5
Woakes c Paine b Cummins 5
Archer c Paine b Cummins 7
Broad not out 4
Leach b Hazlewood 1
Extras 0nb 0w 0b 3lb 3
Total (27.5 overs) 67 all out
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Cummins 9.0 4 23 3 2.56
Hazlewood 12.5 2 30 5 2.34
Lyon 1.0 0 2 0 2.00
Pattinson 5.0 2 9 2/td> 1.80

Australia 2nd Innings

Batsman     Runs
Harris b Leach 19
Warner lbw b Broad 0
Khawaja c Roy b Woakes 23
Labuschagne run out (Denly) 80
Head b Stokes 25
Wade c Bairstow b Stokes 33
Paine c Denly b Stokes 0
Pattinson c Root b Archer 20
Cummins c Burns b Stokes 6
Lyon b Archer 9
Hazlewood not out 4
Extras 7nb 2w 5b 13lb 27
Total (75.2 overs) 246 all out
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Archer 14.0 2 40 2 2.86
Broad 16.0 2 52 2 3.25
Woakes 10.0 1 34 1 3.40
Leach 11.0 0 46 1 4.18
Stokes 24.2 7 56 3 2.30

England 2nd Innings

Batsman     Runs
Burns c Warner b Hazlewood 7
Roy b Cummins 8
Root c Warner b Lyon 77
Denly c Paine b Hazlewood 50
Stokes not out 135
Bairstow c Labuschagne b Hazlewood 36
Buttler run out (Head) 1
Woakes c Wade b Hazlewood 1
Archer c Head b Lyon 15
Broad lbw b Pattinson 0
Leach not out 1
Extras 1nb 10w 5b 15lb 31
Total (125.4 overs) 362 — 9
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Cummins 24.4 5 80 1 3.24
Hazlewood 31.0 11 85 4 2.74
Lyon 39.0 5 114 2 2.92
Pattinson 25.0 9 47 1 1.88
Labuschagne 6.0 0 16 0 2.67

Walking off there at the end when the whole of Headingley was standing up and celebrating was a very special moment and something I had to try to take in because moments like that don't come along very often." — Ben Stokes