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Ben Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Ashes Test thriller

PTI Leeds | Updated on August 25, 2019 Published on August 25, 2019

England's Ben Stokes celebrates as they win the test   -  Reuters

Ben Stokes hit a stunning unbeaten century as England defeated Australia by one wicket to win an epic third Ashes Test at Headingley on Sunday.

England, bowled out for just 67 in their first innings, needed 73 more runs to reach a victory target of 359 when last man, the bespectacled Jack Leach came into bat.

But Leach held firm before Stokes hit the winning runs by flaying Pat Cummins for four that saw the all-rounder finish on 135 not out.

Victory saw England level the five-Test series at 1-1.

Published on August 25, 2019
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