Test teams just don't knock down big targets too often. The numbers from the 140-plus years of the game prove that. The facts: when the target is over 300, teams win roughly once every ten times. When that goes past 350, the probability comes down to under 4%.
Ben Stokes' hundred at Headingley was a freak knock, but one for the ages, putting him in elite company among fourth-innings centurions who have seen their sides home in one-wicket thrillers. But Stokes' effort does have a few parallels from the recent past, which have carried teams to memorable Test wins.
Which of these fourth-innings epics from the past 25 years sticks out in your memory as the greatest? Let us know by voting below. More on each knock in the links below the entry.