Two years ago, Benjamin Stokes etched his name into cricketing folklore. In pursuit of an arduous 359, England found themselves in a spot of bother at 286/8. There were 73 runs needed and Australia seemed within touching distance of an Ashes win. However, Stokes dealt a feisty counter-punch to script an incredible turnaround. By the time he was done, the left-hander was unbeaten on 135 off 219. He scored 74 runs off just 45 balls to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, albeit with ample support from tail-ender Jack Leach.
An incredible day, an absolutely heroic performance from @benstokes38! ❤️👑#OnThisDay in 2019! pic.twitter.com/FDW9D9mT1O
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 25, 2021