Ben Stokes relives 'big day' from ashes at Headingley
LONDON: It took seven months but on Saturday England all terrain Ben stokes revived his' miracle of Headingley 'for the first time, describing the deadly spoils nail biter like a great day.
In August last year, Stokes smashed a breathtaking, undefeated 135 as England beat Australia in the third Test in Leeds by one wicket.
He and the last man with glasses Jack Leach made 76 runs for the final wicket with Stokes hitting 74 in that association.
With no Cricket To fill the schedules live as a result of the coronavirus blockade, British broadcasters turned to their archives to replay the dramatic finale to the Test.
Sky TV offered fans a chance to see Stokes, Captain Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes dial in via video link in what the station described as a watchalong.
Staring at the screen with his clenched fist to his mouth, Stokes told fans what was going through his mind in the closing stages.
It's the first time I've seen him ball for ball. It will always be a great memory, right? One of the best days, he said.
"Not just on the field, but the memories we'll always have together as a group. The changing room is sacred as a Cricket er and that evening, after this day's play, was just sensational.
We can always remember what happened that day and the memories we create.
Staring at the video, Stokes yelled go, go, go as his last six innings passed over Josh Hazlewood.
He then ignored Nathan Lyon's lbw appeal outside of the spinner that would have turned the game over to Australia if it had been given.
Earlier in the innings, Australia captain Tim Paine had wasted a review, a fact that was not lost on root on Saturday.
It is the best decision of all time if you ask me. You want the world to swallow you because you know you have made an absolute mistake. It is a horrible feeling.