Twitter reactions on Ben Stokes leading England to historic 1-wicket victory over Australia at Headingley

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 25/08/2019

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:

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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