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.
In July, Stokes also starred for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's after he played a knock of 84 and eventually also played a crucial role in the Super Over- Where they won in terms of boundaries scored to clinch the trophy for the first time after the Super Over scores were level.
Here's how Twitter reacted to yet another historic win for England:
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 25, 2019
Is this the greatest Test match of all time as well?
What a mindblowing match this was!
First time in 111 years, an Ashes Test has been won by 1 wicket. England added 76 runs for the last wicket to win the match. Truly amazing. #Ashes
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) August 25, 2019
Test cricket is well and truly alive!
If someone scripted that Test he or she would get an Oscar. Since it wasn’t scripted it must mean that’s one of the greatest Test matches ever. And that Test cricket is alive well and kicking #Ashes @benstokes38 — Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) August 25, 2019
Will you remember Ben Stokes' knock for a lifetime?
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 25, 2019
Anything more to describe the match?
What a year Stokes has had!
I’ve seen some remarkable cricket moments in my life but that is the best I’ve seen in over 50 years. @benstokes38 saved the Ashes and gave a magical inspirational innings. Even better than his World Cup performance.
Well done @ECB_cricket
— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) August 25, 2019
With inputs from AFP
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"I honestly believe that I'm the best person to take this team forward, but if that decision is taken out of my hands, so be it. But I do have the appetite to carry on," said Root.
"I wanted about three and a half runs an over. The wicket was still not playing too many tricks and I thought if they batted really well 350 was pretty achievable out there," Cummins told reporters.
Root praised his battered team's character to stave off Australia's victory push and hold on for a gritty draw in Sydney on Sunday as injured wicketkeeper Jos Buttler prepared to fly home.