Ben Stokes made history yesterday by saving a day yet again. The man responsible for winning the world cup for England won the third test match of the Ashes series against Australia.
England had a very disappointing first innings of the match, getting all out at 67 which was redeemed by Stokes in the second innings. Australia scored 179 in the first innings while 246 in the second.
England were struggling at the last wicket and Stokes kept the game alive for the team along with Jack Leach chasing the target of 359. In his unbeatable partnership with Leach of 76 runs only 1 run was scored by Leach.
Stokes hit 11 fours and 8 sixes and remained 136* unbeaten. What he did was nothing less than magic.
Stokes has been known to take the responsibility of the team when the pressure arises the most and has proved so in this match.
This is what the second innings of England looked like:
Stokes’ 135* in 219 balls which included 11 fours and 8 sixes which a strike rate of 61.64 has brought the English team at an equal position with the Australian team as the first test was won by the Ausies and second test was drawn and third has been won by England. Now the next two matches will decide the result of the series.
This was former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag tweeted: