BenStokes Super Heroics Leveled the Ashes 1-1

BEN STOKES WON IT FOR ENGLANDBEN STOKES WON IT FOR ENGLAND

Ashes 3rd Test was nothing short of an epic Thriller, It all started with some splendid bowling from Jofra archer who took 6 wickets for just 45 runs in the first innings and raptured through the Aussie lineup in a quick time, Then came the big shocker, to everyone’s surprise in reply to a mere 179 total English batting crumbled to a disappointing 67 runs total only. J Hazlewood and P Cummins took 5 and 3 wickets each to dismantle England innings in just 27.5 overs.

Australia came out as favorites in the second innings and played a decent innings scoring 246 and England had to get to a mammoth total of 359. This was never going to easy and some had already given up on England considering the first innings disaster.

England’s top-order disappointed yet again in the fourth innings with R Burns and J Roy getting out on single-digit scores. Then came the skipper J Root who played rock-solid innings of 77 runs on 205 balls. It was slow, It was steady but massively effective! J Denly also played well before getting out to J Hazlewood on 50 runs.

AND THEN CAME THE HERO, BEN STOKES.

B Stokes came out confident and started off very well, It was the make or break time for the host team and Stokes responded well, Wickets kept on falling at the other end but Stokes stood firm and kept on scoring at a consistent rate. England was in the driving seat but at the end of the match everyone could sense that there was something to happen and England started losing wickets, 4 wickets fell adding just 17 runs into the total and C Woakes, J Buttler, J Archer, S Broad went to the dressing room leaving too many for Stokes to cover with an 11th man ( J Leach ) on the other end.

Match and the Ashes dream was looking to fade away for the host team when stokes brought his A-game and played on of his career-best getting the last 65 runs in a rather heroic manner. It was just a matter of one wicket for the Aussies and Stokes was able to deny that one wicket to Australian team scoring a massive 135 runs on 219 balls.

This was unexpected, This was heroic, This was unreal. Stokes conquered the 3rd test and single-handedly won it for England in the fourth innings.
His “Test” innings included 11 4’s and lusty 8 Sixes.

ENG VS AUS 3rd ASHES TEST RESULTS AND SCORECARD SUMMARY

England Men 67 & 9-362 ( 27.5 & 125.4 ) overs
Australia Men: 179 & 246 ( 52.1 & 75.2 ) overs
England win by 1 wicket
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
135
219
11
8
61.64
1
17
0
0
5.88
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
24.4
5
80
1
3.24
England Men: 67 & 9-362 ( 27.5 & 125.4 ) overs
Australia Men 179 & 246 ( 52.1 & 75.2 ) overs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bowl.
England win by 1 wicket
RR : 0
CRR : 2.88
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Warner

c: Bairstow b: Archer

61
94
7
64.89
M Harris

c: Bairstow b: Archer

8
12
2
66.67
U Khawaja

c: Bairstow b: Broad

8
17
1
47.06
M Labuschagne

lbw: Stokes

74
129
10
57.36
T Head

b: Broad

0
6
0
0
M Wade

b: Archer

0
3
0
0
T Paine

lbw: Woakes

11
26
1
42.31
J Pattinson

c: Root b: Archer

2
8
0
25
P Cummins

c: Bairstow b: Archer

0
13
0
0
N Lyon

lbw: Archer

1
4
0
25
J Hazlewood

not out

1
3
0
33.33
Extras 13(b 4, lb 2, WD 5, NB 2)
Total 179/10 52.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
14.0
4
32
2
2.29
17.1
3
45
6
2.62
12.0
4
51
1
4.25
9.0
0
45
1
5.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

c: Paine b: Cummins

9
28
1
32.14
J Roy

c: Warner b: Hazlewood

9
15
2
60
J Root

c: Warner b: Hazlewood

0
2
0
0
J Denly

c: Paine b: Pattinson

12
49
1
24.49
B Stokes

c: Warner b: Pattinson

8
13
1
61.54
J Bairstow

c: Warner b: Hazlewood

4
15
1
26.67
J Buttler

c: Khawaja b: Hazlewood

5
16
1
31.25
C Woakes

c: Paine b: Cummins

5
9
1
55.56
J Archer

c: Paine b: Cummins

7
8
1
87.5
S Broad

not out

4
5
1
80
J Leach

b: Hazlewood

1
7
0
14.29
Extras 3(b 0, lb 3, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 67/10 27.5 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
4
23
3
2.56
12.5
2
30
5
2.34
1.0
0
2
0
2.00
5.0
2
9
2
1.80
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
M Harris

b: Leach

19
39
3
48.72
D Warner

lbw: Broad

0
2
0
0
U Khawaja

c: Roy b: Woakes

23
38
4
60.53
M Labuschagne

run out (Denly)

80
187
8
42.78
T Head

b: Stokes

25
56
3
44.64
M Wade

c: Bairstow b: Stokes

33
59
6
55.93
T Paine

c: Denly b: Broad

0
2
0
0
J Pattinson

c: Root b: Archer

20
48
2
41.67
P Cummins

c: Burns b: Stokes

6
6
1
100
N Lyon

b: Archer

9
17
1
52.94
J Hazlewood

not out

4
5
1
80
Extras 27(b 5, lb 13, WD 2, NB 7)
Total 246/10 75.2 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
14.0
2
40
2
2.86
16.0
2
52
2
3.25
10.0
1
34
1
3.40
11.0
0
46
1
4.18
24.2
7
56
3
2.30
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

c: Warner b: Hazlewood

7
21
0
33.33
J Roy

b: Cummins

8
18
1
44.44
J Root

c: Warner b: Lyon

77
205
7
37.56
J Denly

c: Paine b: Hazlewood

50
155
8
32.26
B Stokes

not out

135
219
11
61.64
J Bairstow

c: Labuschagne b: Hazlewood

36
68
4
52.94
J Buttler

run out (Head)

1
9
0
11.11
C Woakes

c: Wade b: Hazlewood

1
8
0
12.5
J Archer

c: Head b: Lyon

15
33
3
45.45
S Broad

lbw: Pattinson

0
2
0
0
J Leach

not out

1
17
0
5.88
Extras 31(b 5, lb 15, WD 10, NB 1)
Total 362/9 125.4 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
24.4
5
80
1
3.24
31.0
11
85
4
2.74
39.0
5
114
2
2.92
25.0
9
47
1
1.88
6.0
0
16
0
2.67

David Warner

0 (0)

0(0)

Marcus Harris

0 (0)

David Warner

0 (0)

0(0)

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

David Warner

0 (0)

0(0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Travis Head

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Matthew Wade

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Tim Paine

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

James Pattinson

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Pat Cummins

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Nathan Lyon

0 (0)

Nathan Lyon

0 (0)

0(0)

Josh Hazlewood

0 (0)

Rory Burns

0 (0)

0(0)

Jason Roy

0 (0)

Rory Burns

0 (0)

0(0)

Joe Root

0 (0)

Rory Burns

0 (0)

0(0)

Joe Denly

0 (0)

Joe Denly

0 (0)

0(0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

Joe Denly

0 (0)

0(0)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (0)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (0)

0(0)

Jos Buttler

0 (0)

Jos Buttler

0 (0)

0(0)

Chris Woakes

0 (0)

Jofra Archer

0 (0)

0(0)

Stuart Broad

0 (0)

Stuart Broad

0 (0)

0(0)

Jack Leach

0 (0)

Marcus Harris

0 (0)

0(0)

David Warner

0 (0)

Marcus Harris

0 (0)

0(0)

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

0(0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Travis Head

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Matthew Wade

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Tim Paine

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

James Pattinson

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Pat Cummins

0 (0)

Marnus Labuschagne

0 (0)

0(0)

Nathan Lyon

0 (0)

Nathan Lyon

0 (0)

0(0)

Josh Hazlewood

0 (0)

Rory Burns

0 (0)

0(0)

Jason Roy

0 (0)

Jason Roy

0 (0)

0(0)

Joe Root

0 (0)

Joe Root

0 (0)

0(0)

Joe Denly

0 (0)

Joe Root

0 (0)

0(0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

0(0)

Jonny Bairstow

0 (0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

0(0)

Jos Buttler

0 (0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

0(0)

Chris Woakes

0 (0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

0(0)

Jofra Archer

0 (0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

0(0)

Stuart Broad

0 (0)

Ben Stokes

0 (0)

0(0)

Jack Leach

0 (0)

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