A missed run-out, a fallen catch and the critical waste of a decision evaluation somehow saw Australia seize the defeat of the clutches of victory in the third Ashes test.
The English Ben Stokes played a remarkable lonely hand with 135 not out – including eight sixes – to lead the hosts to a one-wicket win on Sunday that squared the series at 1-1.
Although Stokes' innings will live in English cricket folklore for a long time, the Australians were left to some astonishing late errors that allowed Stokes and Stonewalling No.11 Jack Leach to bring the 9-286 hosts to the 359 victory target.
Stokes lowered his arm and was caught almost several times on the border, but the best opportunity to fire him came when an upcoming Marcus Harris got his hand for the catch, but the ball spilled as his body hit the ground.
Nathan Lyon drops the ball and misses a golden opportunity to clear Jack Leech who would have handed the Australians the third Ashes test
Ben Stokes organized an excellent final score for England and hit a number of sensational sixes to help them win the third Ashes test
Australia's best chances came with the last two balls of the penultimate one, first when the non-attacker attacked Leach for a point that Stokes alone reversed.
The pitch went to Lyon next to the stumps with Leach a long way out of its ground, but Lyon affected it and the English tailender came back into its fold.
The next ball, Stokes went for a sweep but missed and the ball hit both pads, the repetitions showing that it would hit the stumps. Lyon begged umpire Joel Wilson, who shook his head, and there was no opportunity for a review, as Australia had wasted the previous on an lbw decision that would never succeed.
& # 39; It's hard to lose that position, & # 39; said Captain Tim Paine.
& # 39; Cricket is a game of centimeters and we had a few chances. Not the end of the world – one game of cricket and we still have some chances to come back in the series. & # 39;
The pitch went to Lyon next to the stumps with Leach a long way out of its ground, but Lyon damaged it and the English tailender came back in its fold
Marcus Harris spills a catch allegedly rejected by English Ben Stokes on the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket test
World Cup hero Stokes again delivered a pressure-laden battle for the ages, 135 did not end on Sunday when England completed its highest fourth inning pursuit in test history.
The hosts, in their first excavation for 67, needed 73 points from their last wicket stand to write history after Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad left quickly during the post-lunch session on a tricky fourth day in Headingley.
& # 39; It's incredible, & # 39; said Stokes.
& # 39; I have to record everything. I'm not sure if that will ever happen again. & # 39;
(L to R): England teammates Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Stokes and Stuart Broad celebrate the most unlikely victory
Stokes went for a sweep but missed and the ball hit both pads, the repetitions showing that it would hit the stumps. Lyon begged umpire Joel Wilson, who shook his head, and there was no opportunity for a review, because Australia had wasted the previous on an lbw decision that would never succeed
Stokes struck strike and went on a six-hitting rampage, but came close to Australia twice a one-run win in the Nathan Lyon final over the drama-laden bout.
After the missed run-out and lbw chances, Leach flipped a ball from his hips to level the scores, after which Stokes broke Cummins' next ball through the covers for four to level the series, causing wild scenes of the crazy all-rounder , crowd and dressing room.
& # 39; He played one of the big innings, it gets stuck, & # 39; said Australian captain Paine, who claimed that Wilson's referee & irrelevant & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; Stokesy was having a good time, was lucky, but played very well. & # 39;
Ben Stokes is put down by Marcus Harris in one of Australia's many missed opportunities on day four of the third Ashes test
Lyon responds after an appeal to LBW against Ben Stokes from England has not been announced. If Australia had not burned a review last time, the decision would have been annulled
The victory for England, which had never won a goal higher than 332 to win a test, was remarkable on several fronts.
Only one team had previously pursued more than 342 to win a test in England, which happened to be in Headingley.
Those were Don Bradman's Ashes tourists from 1948, who sealed their invincible reputation by mocking hunting 404 thanks to the captain's undefeated 173.
The result is a hammer blow to Australia's confidence, given experts asked Joe Root to resign as captain following the shambolic collapse of England on day two.
Australia Marnus Labuschagne reacts after the stunning victory of England in Headingley
World Cup hero Stokes again delivered a busy-charged battle for the ages, 135 did not end on Sunday when England completed its highest chase in the fourth inning in test history
No team has won a test since 1888 after being eliminated less than 70 times.
Lyon only needed three deliveries on day four to claim Root's scalp, after which the tourists flew their rows with the second new ball.
Hazlewood, who finished with 9-115 match figures, shifted the momentum by breaking an 86-run score between Stokes and Jonny Bairstow.
Travis Head defeated Jos Buttler with an excellent direct hit in a collapse after lunch at 5-41, but Stokes always emerged as a potential match winner.
Greatest moments in Test cricket in Headingley
Ben Stokes and England wrote another chapter in Headingley's remarkable test history when they went after 359 to defeat Australia and level the Ashes.
From Bradman to Botham and beyond, here's a look at some of the most memorable games at the Yorkshire location.
England against Australia, fourth test, 1948
England & # 39; s successful pursuit on Sunday was the tenth highest in the fourth innings of a test – but no record of Headingley.
England made 496 and 365 for eight declared in July 1948 to place Australia, which made 458 in their first innings, 404 to win.
The great Sir Don Bradman did not mind 173 and turned on 301 with opener Arthur Morris, who scored at the top with 182, while the tourists completed what was a record pursuit at the time – and still fourth in the all-time list – to save seven wickets .
The total number of matches of 1,723 points was the sixth highest number of all time – four of the five above were draws, with the top two & # 39; timeless tests & # 39; were playing with nine and seven days respectively.
England against Australia, third test, 1981
"Botham & # 39; s Ashes" came to life when all-rounder Sir Ian rescued England from a seemingly hopeless position with a 500-1 chance at bookmakers.
After falling 227, England dropped to 41 for four and 105 for five before Botham, who had taken six for 95 in the first innings of Australia, stepped up to the wicket.
He hit a ball with a run and turned on 117 with Graham Dilley, 56, to give hope at least to his side.
Australia still needed only 130 to win, but Bob Willis took eight for 43 to eject them for 111 and England then won the series 3-1, Botham took five for 11 at Edgbaston and 10 wickets in the dead rubber at The Oval as well as scoring 118 on Old Trafford.
England against Australia, fourth test, 2001
Mark Butcher celebrates his competition-winning century (Gareth Copley / PA)
Mark Butcher's best hour in an England shirt punished an aggressive Australian statement at 176 for four when the hosts followed 315 for the loss of four wickets.
Left-handed Surrey did not do a Test-best 173 and was supported by Captain Nasser Hussain's half-century, while England returned from a deficit in the first innings of 138, caused by the seven from Glenn McGrath for 76.
However, it would only prove to be a consolation in an otherwise one-sided 4-1 series victory for the Baggy Green.
England against the West Indies, second test, 2017
Shai Hope leads the players away after his twins hundreds won a remarkable victory (Nigel French / PA)
Leeds has organized four of the top 30 pursuits in test history – twice as many as any other ground – after Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope played the lead role for the Windies.
England & # 39; s 490 for eight explained the tourists who pursued 322, but, after they both earned hundreds in the first innings, opener Brathwaite did not explain the platform with 95 and Hope, with 118, saw the work in blur with the help from Jermaine Blackwood & # 39; s hard-41.
England won the series decider fourteen days later with Lord, but Hope, who was on average 19 for the test, set up as a top-order mainstay for his country, while Brathwaite was hastily drafted to close the Headingley season abroad. yorkshire player.
England against Australia, third test, 2019
Ben Stokes is overcome after leading England to an unforgettable victory (Tim Goode / PA)
Two terrifying bowling attacks and two fragile batting line-ups caused Australia to go for England on the first day before 179, before England crumbled in response to 67.
Marnus Labuschagne added 80 to his first innings 74 to seemingly command the tourists when they brought in England to win 359 and keep the Ashes alive.
Joe Root and Joe Denly & # 39; s haunted half-centuries and partnership of 126 aroused hope, but just like in the World Cup final just over a month earlier, it was Stokes who produced an innings of amazing courage to win the game. After he made two of his first 50 balls, he finished with 11 fours and eight sixes in his 135.
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