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SportAshes 2019: Stokes says heroic Headingley innings is 'one I'll never forget'

20:10  25 august  2019
20:10  25 august  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Can Joe Root conjure a new Headingley miracle? England captain leads from the front during Ashes fightback in third Test

Can Joe Root conjure a new Headingley miracle? England captain leads from the front during Ashes fightback in third Test CHRIS STOCKS AT HEADINGLEY: Root's unbeaten 75, an innings that followed successive ducks for England's captain, led his team to 156 for three at the end of the third day of third Test.

And we' ll keep you signed in. I forgot my pitch pass, so Alastair Cook had to drop the 'Sir Alastair Cook' bomb to get me in. Jofra Archer's heroics and the impressive Stuart Broad ensured Joe Root's decision to bowl first looks to be justified provided that England bat well and get a decent lead. Labuschagne. lbw. b Stokes . 74.

22 Aug 2019 International Test Match Series - Day 3 of 5. I ' ll sign in later. England resume on 156-3 - target 359. Would be 10th highest chase in Tests. Root 75*, Stokes 2* off 50 balls. A reminder that if England pull this off, it would be the second highest successful fourth- innings chase in Tests at Headingley .

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Ben Stokes said his match-winning century at Headingley was "right up there" with his role in England's Cricket World Cup triumph.

England kept the Ashes alive with a thrilling one-wicket win over Australia in the third Test - Stokes the hero after a brilliant 135 not out.

He was also England's key man in the World Cup final against New Zealand on July 14, and six weeks on from that success he was the toast of the team again, with the hosts drawing level at 1-1 with two Tests to play.

Denly: England can win at Headingley

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Stokes then survived what looked like a strong LBW appeal from Australia, who had by that stage exhausted all their reviews, and smashed home a four for the winning runs in front Stokes ’ heroics had social media in thrall to what was hailed as one of the all-time great innings by an England player.

Ashes 2019: Stokes says heroic Headingley innings is 'one I'll never forget' © Getty Images Ben Stokes produced Headingley heroics

Asked how it compared to the World Cup experience, all-rounder Stokes said on Sky Sports: "It's right up there. We had to win this game to stay in the Ashes and we've managed to do it.

"We've got to move on to the next game now. We've managed to keep our hopes alive of doing the double.

"We're going to take a lot of momentum. It's nice having a break to get away and recharge the batteries and hopefully hit the ground running again in Manchester [in the fourth Test, starting on September 4].

"It's unbelievable, one I'll never forget. I'll just have to take it all in because I'm not sure that'll ever happen again. That was one of the top two feelings I've ever had on a cricket field."

Heroic Stokes seals unforgettable England win

Heroic Stokes seals unforgettable England win Ben Stokes wrote his name into Ashes folklore with an astonishing century as England levelled the series with a historic one-wicket win at Headingley. Stokes finished unbeaten on 135 as England recorded their highest successful chase in one of the most remarkable finishes seen in Test cricket. The all-rounder scored all but one run in a last-wicket stand of 76 with Jack Leach (1no) and thumped the winning runs through the covers to spark wild celebrations among a crowd at Leeds who could scarcely believe what they had just seen.

The spirit of our world cup victory and never say die and England can do it!” Hello everybody and welcome to live OBO coverage of day four of the third Ashes Test from Headingley . Commonsense analysis would say Australia are only eight overs from a new ball and their high-quality attack contains

The spirit of our world cup victory and never say die and England can do it!” Hello everybody and welcome to live OBO coverage of day four of the third Ashes Test from Headingley . Commonsense analysis would say Australia are only eight overs from a new ball and their high-quality attack contains

Stokes said the key to his innings was the mindset to "just never give up really ... it's not over until it's over".

When last man Jack Leach came to the crease at 286-9, England were 73 runs short of their target.

Leach made one not out, as Stokes blazed boundaries around the ground, including one astonishing reverse slog-sweep for six.

Ashes 2019: Stokes says heroic Headingley innings is 'one I'll never forget' © Reuters Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Third Test - England v Australia - Headingley, Leeds, Britain - August 25, 2019 England's Ben Stokes after winning the test Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Stokes said: "When Leachy came in it was pretty clear what had to be done.

"Leachy's done it before – a super nightwatchman, ended up getting 92 [in the Lord's Test against Ireland] – so I backed him knowing what he had to do.

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"I couldn't watch the balls going down. I was just waiting to see what happened and ... phew, man.

"When [the victory target] got down to the 20s, I started thinking I could probably rein it in a little bit, but when it was up in the 70s, 60s, 50s, I thought I had to really try and go. I was so in the zone of what I had to do."

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