26 Aug 2019

Stokes leads England to stunning win in third Ashes test

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 26 August 2019

It's been described as sensational, miraculous and "one of the most incredible roars of defiance ever seen on a cricket field".

Ben Stokes staged a heroic last wicket stand to lead England to a historic Ashes win, tying the series ahead of the fourth test Stokes smashed a remarkable eight sixes while his partner, number 10 Jack Leach, blocked ball after ball to save the English from almost certain defeat.

After the match Ben Stokes explained his strategy when Leach walked to the wicket - "I told him five and one, I'd take five balls and give him one."

Henry Moeran was at the match in Leeds for the BBC, he spoke to Susie Ferguson.