Twitter reactions on Ben Stokes leading England to historic 1-wicket victory over Australia at Headingley
Ben Stokes leading England to historic 1-wicket victory: Twitter was exhilarated at watching the English all-rounder’s magnificent effort.
During the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Headingley, England defeat Australia by 1 wicket to draw level the series 1-1.
There is no hiding to the fact that the match will go down as one of the most intriguing Test matches ever. While it appeared that Australia would register their second victory in the series, a 126-run partnership between captain Joe Root and Joe Denly laid the foundation for the hosts.
Australia then dismissed four English batsmen for 41 runs to claim a strong hand on the match. With Root also back in the pavilion, it appeared that England would lose the chance of regaining Ashes at home.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes emerged as England’s ultimate “hero”. An eighth Test century saw him sealing a historic run-chase for England. Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the 60th over, Stokes ended up scoring 135* (219) with the help of 11 fours and eight sixes.
The southpaw played exceedingly well alongside the tail-enders. It was a stellar 76-run stand for the last wicket between Stokes and Jack Leach which saw the hosts winning the match. The manner in which Stokes took calculative risk against a strong bowling attack was second to none.
Ben Stokes leading England to historic 1-wicket victory:
This match showed how Test cricket can be the toughest and most entertaining format in cricket. @benstokes38 keeps getting better and better. An innings that people will talk about for a long time. #Ashes #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/7bvem6H2AL
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) August 25, 2019
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) August 25, 2019
AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT!!
AN ABSOLUTE WARRIOR!!
WHAT A MAN @benstokes38!!
Scorecard/Videos: https://t.co/yK4bf7wbfc#Ashes pic.twitter.com/o95fdZd31O
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 25, 2019
Ben Stokes is one hell of a cricketer !!
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) August 25, 2019
OH MY WORD WE’VE DONE IT!!! SIR BEN STOKES YOU ABSOLUTE HERO!!!! ENGLAND WIN THE GREATEST TEST MATCH OF ALL-TIME!!! 🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🦁🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/2TDAyyc0QC
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 25, 2019
Greatest knock of all time …. Must be …. @benstokes38 …. I LOVE YOU ….#Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 25, 2019
You always have a second innings in life. Even if you have made 67 all out. That is what test cricket has always told us. You never never give up.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 25, 2019
Unbelievable scenes at the ashes ! @benstokes38 can’t really describe what you did with that bat, hats of to you 🎩 test cricket at its best 🏏 #Ashes2019
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2019
Worth repeating it is first time in 130 years that a team has won a Test match after getting bowled out for less than 70. #EngvAus
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) August 25, 2019
That was pretty special! @benstokes38 , that was ridiculous! Well done. Ashes alive and well.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 25, 2019
Well, I guess sometime, somewhere there may have been a better Test innings. But I’ve not seen it. Just give the man a cape and have done with it.
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) August 25, 2019
Caught on the boundary but Boult’s foot went over, six overthrows off the bat, should’ve been lbw – review lost, should’ve been run out, Lyon drops the ball. Video footage, yet not guilty of affray. Ben Stokes is a once in a generation player, but who aligns his stars for him!
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) August 25, 2019
Ben Stokes hitting like Gilchrist after defending like Boycott #Ashes19
— Bazid Khan (@bazidkhan81) August 25, 2019
Cricket huh… 😏 #Ashes
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) August 25, 2019
Wow. I can’t believe what I’ve just witnessed… Ben Stokes take a bow 🤯👏🏼 that was ridiculous. One of the best days of Test cricket I’ve seen 🙌🏼 Hurts my heart, but he deserved that. #Ashes
— Megan Schutt (@megan_schutt) August 25, 2019
WHAT A GAME THIS WAS INSANE MY MIND IS BLOWN MY HEART IS POUNDING CRICKET FAN FOR LIFE …. 🤩🤩🤩
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) August 25, 2019
— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) August 25, 2019
What’s above a knighthood? #ENGvAUS #Ashes2019
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) August 25, 2019
Ben Stokes for Superman?
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) August 25, 2019
One of the greatest test match innings of all time. Ben Stokes, take a bow #ENGAUS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 25, 2019
Ben stokes that was simply awesome.. This 100 will be remembered for a very long time.. what a player @benstokes38 congratulations mate.. #Ashes Test cricket at its best.. incredible
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 25, 2019
Time and again @benstokes38 Plays the kind of cricket and wins the games which makes him the best all rounder of the current lot #ashes #TestCricket #freak
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 25, 2019
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