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Blow by blow: How Ben Stokes turned almost certain defeat to Ashes glory with one of the all-time great Test match innings Ben Stokes produced one of the great Test innings to give England victory  Stokes hit an unbeaten 135, which included an Ashes record eight sixes His 10th wicket partnership with Jack Leach yielded 76 runs 

By Will Jeames

Published: 21:18 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 21:19 BST, 25 August 2019

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After scoring just three runs from his first 73 balls at the crease, it seemed unlikely that Ben Stokes would produce the sort of innings required to rescue England.

But it turned out Stokes had been playing possum as he attacked Australia's bowlers on day four and smashed his last 84 runs from just 67 balls.

Sportsmail looks at the decisive moments on an incredible day at Headingley as Stokes, aided by Jack Leach, produced one of the greatest innings in Test match history to level the Ashes at 1-1... 

Stokes salutes the crowd after his 135 saw England chase down Australia's target of 359

Stokes salutes the crowd after his 135 saw England chase down Australia's target of 359

3.18pm: England need 73 to win: Leach arrives in the middle after Broad is dismissed second ball. He sees off the remaining four ball of Pattinson’s over.

3.24pm: England need 73 to win: Stokes hits the first of seven sixes during England’s final-wicket stand. Ball only just clears the rope.

3.34pm: England need 62 to win: Stokes hits Lyon straight down the ground for six and then, sensationally, four balls later reverse sweeps the ball the ball for six down the leg side.

Stokes was oozing confidence and hit a brilliant reverse sweep for six off Nathan Lyon

Stokes was oozing confidence and hit a brilliant reverse sweep for six off Nathan Lyon 

3.38pm: England need 49 to win: Stokes bottom edges the ball into his thigh off Pattinson and is treated on the pitch.

3.47pm: England need 46 to win: Stokes brilliantly rams Cummins for six by flicking into the stands past fine leg.

3.52pm: England need 37 to win: Stokes brings up his 100 by smacking Hazlewood through long on for four.

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