3rd Ashes Test Day 4: Ben Stokes plays the knock of his life to keep the Ashes alive

17:53

England win 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley by 1 wicket !

The Ashes is now level at 1-1 with two Test matches to go....

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Full Match Report...


17:30

England win 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley by 1 wicket in remarkable fashion

Ben Stokes was the hero for England today, hitting an amazing 135* to give them an unlikely 1 wicket win over Australia in the 3rd Test at Headingley.

Match Summary

Australia 179 (David Warner 61, Marnus Labuschagne 74; Jofra Archer 6-45)and 246 (Marnus Labuschagne 80; Ben Stokes 3-56)

England 67 (Josh Hazlewood 5-30) and 362-9 (Joe Root 77, Joe Denly 50, Ben Stokes 135*; Josh Hazlewood 4-85)

Result – England won by 1 wicket

Scorecard

Full Match Report

16:32
16:30
16:23
16:21

That was the best ever Test Match innings, without a doubt, by Ben Stokes.... 135 Not Out... (including 11x4s and 8x6s)

16:15

Leach on strike.... Cummins to bowl... bouncer... Leach ducks.... plays next ball down to short leg... quick single.. scores level.... Leach off the mark!! 1 run to win for England... Stokes smashes a 4 to win the match.... England win by 1 wicket...

16:13

Score Update: ENG 357-9 England need 2 runs to win....

16:10

8 runs to win for England..... Stokes ... SIX.... amazing... 2 runs to win... Stokes moves to 131*..... big mix up.... fumbled on the Run Out chance ... not out...

16:07

Jack Leach needs to play out 2 balls of the over here... bouncer... ducks it well... this is unbeliveable... big appeal for LBW ... Review... Not Out....

16:03

Stokes dropped.... then smashes a four to mid wicket.... 13 runs to win... four more to long off... amazing... 9 to win for England... ENG 351-9 .. 8 to win..

16:01

Score Update: ENG 342-9 Ben Stokes 116* Jack Leach 0* 

England need 17 runs to win

16:00

Lyon back into the attack for Australia....

15:57

Score Update: ENG 341-9 Ben Stokes 115* Jack Leach 0* 

England need 18 runs to win

15:54

Unbelievable Test match cricket at Headingley..... 100 UP for Ben Stokes!!!... smashes Hazlewood to mid on boundary and then SIX into the crowd.... SIX more into the crowd... 4,6,6 off Hazlewood so far this over.. then a sneaky 2... 19 runs to win for England...

15:51

Score Update: ENG 322-9 Ben Stokes 96* Jack Leach 0* 

England need 37 runs to win...

15:50

Stokes 96*... what an innings..can he take England all the way?...

15:49

Score Update: ENG 321-9 Ben Stokes 95* Jack Leach 0* 

England need 38 runs to win...

15:47

Stokes chips that for 2.... then a scoop shot.. misses.... next ball scooped for SIX!!

15:46

Cummins back into the attack for Australia....

15:45

Score Update: ENG 311-9 Ben Stokes 85* Jack Leach 0* 

England need 48 runs to win...Stokes on strike....

15:43

Leach and Stokes hanging on in here for England....

15:37

Six.. England need 49 runs to win.... reverse sweep SIX.. amazing hitting ...

Score Update: ENG 310-9 Ben Stokes 84* Jack Leach 0* 

15:35

SIX... a big hit from Stokes off Lyon.... Stokes going for Lyon here...

15:33

Score Update: ENG 297-9 Ben Stokes 71* Jack Leach 0* 

ENG need 62 runs to win....

15:31

Stokes changes his bat... will this be another turning point for England?......

15:28

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Australia

15:26

Score Update: ENG 293-9 Ben Stokes 68* Jack Leach 0* 

ENG need 66 runs to win....

Australia on the brink of retaining the Ashes.....

15:25

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Australia

15:23

Score Update: ENG 286-9 Ben Stokes 61* Jack Leach 0* 

15:18

Wicket ... Broad is OUT LBW.... ENG 286-9 

Fall of Wicket: Over 115.2 JL Pattinson bowls pitched up delivery to SCJ Broad, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW.Out LBW

15:14

Wicket.... Archer OUT..... caught on the boundary.... ENG 286-8

Fall of Wicket8-286 (Jofra Archer, 114.6 Ov) Nathan Lyon bowls a flighted delivery to Jofra Archer, and he is caught by Travis Head on the boundary.

15:10

Score Update: ENG 286-7 - ENG need 73 Runs to win - Stokes 61* Archer 15*

Jofra Archer has been in for 40+ minutes and is looking a solid partner for Ben Stokes...... England battling back into this match again....

15:00

Score Update: ENG 277-7 - ENG need 82 Runs to win - Stokes 60* Archer 7*

14:56

Match Winner 3-Way

England

Australia

Draw

14:50

Score Update: ENG 271-7 - ENG need 88 Runs to win - Stokes 55* Archer 6*

14:49

Archer smacks a four through the covers... England fighting back again.....

14:47

Score Update: ENG 266-7 - ENG need 93 Runs to win - Stokes 55* Archer 1*

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