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Ben Stokes plays knock for the ages as England level Ashes series in style

Ben Stokes played one of the best knocks as England achieved their highest successful chase in Tests by registering a one-wicket win against Australia in Leeds.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 August 2019, 12:26:03 PM
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Ben Stokes Ashes

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Ben Stokes played one of his best knocks and he continued to be the impact player for England in 2019 as his unbeaten 135 and partnership of 76 with Jack Leach helped England chase down 359 and level the Ashes series with a one-wicket win. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ben Stokes Ashes

Ben Stokes Ashes

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At the start of day 4, Australia struck early when they took the big wicket of Joe Root as England stumbled. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ben Stokes Ashes

Ben Stokes Ashes

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When Jos Buttler was run-out and England kept losing wickets at regular intervals, Australia were on top. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ben Stokes Ashes

Ben Stokes Ashes

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Australia continued to chip away as they were on the cusp of retaining the Urn for the first time in England after 2001. (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Ben Stokes Ashes

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Ben Stokes though held the key for England after a slow start and he had gotten his eye in as he batted brilliantly with the tail. (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Ben Stokes Ashes

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Along with Jack Leach, Stokes smashed his eighth century and England were on the cusp of achieving something historic. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ben Stokes Ashes

Ben Stokes Ashes

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Stokes and Leach shared a 76-run stand for the final wicket, the second-best in Test history as England chased down 359, their highest successful chase in history. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ben Stokes Ashes

Ben Stokes Ashes

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Stokes had helped England achieve their highest successful chase in history and their one-wicket win was the narrowest against Australia in terms of wickets after 111 years. (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Ben Stokes Ashes

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Ben Stokes continued his great run after helping England win the World Cup for the first time and his all-round exploits have given England hope of winning the Ashes. (Image credit: Getty Images)