Ashes 2019: Super Ben Stokes helps England level series with electrifying hundred

Needing an improbable 359 to win the game, England, who had pitched in with a sedate start on Day 3, slumped to 286 for 9, and still needed 73 more runs to win. Ben Stokes was the hero as he helped his team over the line to level the series 1-1.
Ashes 2019: Super Ben Stokes helps England level series with electrifying hundredAshes 2019: Super Ben Stokes helps England level series with electrifying hundred
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A superhuman effort from Ben Stokes, who remained unbeaten on 135, helped England win the third Ashes Test against Australia by one-wicket at Headingely, Leeds. 

The hosts leveled the series 1-1 with two games remaining.

Needing an improbable 359 to win the game, England, who had pitched in with a sedate start on Day 3, slumped to 286 for 9, and still needed 73 more runs to win. Ben Stokes was out at the crease along with Jack Leach, who had recently scored 92 against Ireland. However, the pace attack of the Kangaroos meant that getting one wicket was no mean task, but the maturity that Stokes and Leach showed was applaudable. 

Stokes, in particular, impressed as he took on the duty of easing the pressure and shifted gears and smashed eight sixes in the innings to help England over the line. 

In the dying stages of the game, spinner Nathan Lyon from Australia missed an easy run-out chance to dismiss Leach. Stokes too survived an LBW shout, which the umpire gave as not out. However, the reviews suggested that Stokes was plumb in front, but Australia had not reviews left and could not go upstairs. 

There was no stopping Stokes thereafter, as he ensured that his side crossed the line with one wicket remaining. 

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