Ashes-Saving Century Right Up There With World Cup Win: Ben Stokes

Ashes-Saving Century Right Up There With World Cup Win: Ben Stokes

The Quint

For England all-rounder Ben Stokes, his masterclass unbeaten 135 that helped his side win the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Sunday, 25 August, by one wicket to level the series 1-1 was right up there with his World Cup final heroics.

Chasing a daunting 359 for victory after being shot out for 67 in the first innings, England were 286/9 with 73 runs still remaining when Stokes was joined by last man Jack Leach. The pair put on a stand of 76 in 10.2 overs as the hosts scripted the second-highest successful run chase in Test cricket on English soil and the joint fifth overall.

"It was unbelievable and something I will never forget.

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