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Ben Stokes


Stokes keeps England in the Ashes with historic chase

Stokes scores unbeaten 135, Jack Leach holds his nerve as England post their highest successful run chase in Tests

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Stats - Stokes' epic seals record-breaking chase

Stats highlights from an unbelievable day at Headingley as England levelled the series

One of the 'top two moments I've ever had on a cricket field' - Stokes

"it's one I'll never forget" says Stokes after stunning innings seals improbable England victory

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

'Had to make sure I had my glasses clean' - Leach

"I know I look stupid when I'm out there but it got the job done," says No. 11 after match-winning partnership with Ben Stokes

'Holy hand grenades, Stokes is a monster' - England's last-wicket stand as it happened

How ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary recorded Ben Stokes' match-winning stand of 76 with Jack Leach

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Pitches in focus

Tendulkar speaks

'If you provide good pitches, Test cricket cannot be boring' - Tendulkar

Tendulkar used the duel between Archer and Smith at Lord's last week as an example of 'exciting' cricket on a good pitch

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

#PoliteEnquiries: Is anything possible at Headingley?


Johnson: Australia will hope the pitch goes a bit up and down

Mitchell Johnson discusses what Australia could do to halt England before they build enough momentum for a come-from-behind victory


Dobell: Root digs in during fight to save Test - and his captaincy

Joe Root shows leadership qualities with gritty innings that raises hopes of great escape



Mathews, Thisara left out of squad for New Zealand T20Is

Squad of 15 includes five frontline seamers, led by captain Lasith Malinga, for the series of three matches beginning September 1

Retirement u-turn

India news

After retirement rethink, Rayudu promises IPL return

Decision to retire was not emotional but because he was disappointed at missing out on the World Cup, explains Indian middle-order batsman

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

#PoliteEnquiries: Time to consider relieving Root of the captaincy?

Melinda Farrell and George Dobell answer your #PoliteEnquiries


Dobell: Roy's opening woes epitomise a broken system

The ECB's policies played a key part in winning the World Cup, but could be about to contribute to losing the Ashes

Stats - England's fourth sub-100 total in two years

Headingley horror show was England's lowest total at the ground, and their lowest in the Ashes since 1948

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