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See Ben Stokes’ amazing reaction after Ashes heroics which leaves Australia fans fuming


See Ben Stokes’ amazing reaction after Ashes heroics which leaves Australia fans fuming (Image: GETTY/SKY SPORTS)Englands Ashes hopes were saved after Ben Stokes hit an astonishing 135 runs to win the third test at Headingley. Stokes battled hard at the crease all afternoon and finally got his reward on Sunday afternoon, hitting a four with one run needed to break Australia fans hearts.

The England all-rounder was overjoyed with emotion as his team-mates surrounded him. But what was more telling about the victory was how some Aussie fans reacted in the crowd. Supporters could be seen with frustrated and glum looks on their faces, before the Sky Sports cameras panned to one man who couldnt hold in the inevitable tears.

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I never gave up, he said. When Jack Leach came in it was pretty clear what I had to do.“I told him five and one, Id take five balls and give him one.Leachy is our super-nightwatchman so I backed him knowing what we had to do. I couldnt watch at the end. I couldnt watch the balls going down.
See Ben Stokes’ amazing reaction after Ashes heroics which leaves Australia fans fuming (Image: SKY SPORTS)
See Ben Stokes’ amazing reaction after Ashes heroics which leaves Australia fans fuming (Image: SKY SPORTS)We had to win this game and we managed to do it.

”We have to move on and we are going to take a lot of momentum going into the next match.It was unbelievable and I will never forget the reaction of the crowd. It is one of the best two feelings I have ever had on a cricket pitch.After Englands failure to win either of the first two tests, which Austalia won, before a draw in the second - only victory would do in the third stanza.

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See Ben Stokes’ amazing reaction after Ashes heroics which leaves Australia fans fuming (Image: GETTY)
See Ben Stokes’ amazing reaction after Ashes heroics which leaves Australia fans fuming (Image: GETTY)A loss would have meant that even if England managed to win the last two tests, Australia were going to retain the Ashes they won in 2018.

The win capped off another brilliant moment for Stokes, who was also Englands World Cup hero this summer. Today has just been incredible. At the start of the time we knew time wasnt an issue. I didnt really start getting nervous until we needed single figures, he added. I think those are the most crucial balls Leach will ever face in his Test career!.

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