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England Win 3rd Test Match Of Ashes By One Wicket

England Win 3rd Test Match Of Ashes By One Wicket

England have won the third test match of the Ashes by one wicket, with praise being liberally dished out to man-of-the-hour Ben Stokes.

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England bowled out Australia for 179 in the first innings courtesy of Jofra Archer, who picked up six wickets.

Hosts England collapsed in their first innings, only managing 67 runs, with only Joe Denly making double figures.

Australia made 246 in their second innings, with England reaching the target with one wicket to spare in a thrilling test match.

But the man everyone's talking about is Ben Stokes, who's already become a Twitter moment as England's 'hero'.

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Following the incredible match, Stokes was asked by Sky Sports how he had managed to do what he did.

He replied: "Erm... dunno... just never give up really. When Leachy came in, it was pretty clear what had to be done. I had to take five deliveries and him one. Leachy's done it before - he's our supernightwatchman, so I backed him.

"When we needed 60/70, I thought I had to really try and go. Yeah. I think I was just so in the zone of what I had to do. Yeah. Mate, I dunno."

Speaking to TMS, England captain Joe Root said: "Ben Stokes is a freak, he's incredible. The message at the start was to just keep believing. If we had two people out there still breathing then we have a chance.

"After Stokes got to 60-70 he looked like he wasn't going to get out. To win a game on your own from there is just amazing. He does have recent experience of doing it. Just incredible to watch unfold.

"We had a little routine going, as soon as anyone left the room they had to get back quickly to their spot. That will not sink in for a while. A great advert for Test cricket."

The Ashes resumes on 4 September as Old Trafford hosts the fourth test with the score 1-1.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: uk news, News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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