On Sunday, Ben Stokes played a sensational knock as England recorded a win for the ages in the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley.
After being bowled out for a paltry 67 in their first innings, England looked dead and buried at 286-9 in its pursuit of an unlikely 359 on Day 4 in Leeds.
But Stokes hit 135 not out, channeled the spirit of Sir Ian Botham in 1981 and even eclipsed his match-winning knock in the ICC World Cup final, to lead England to their record chase in Test cricket.
And following the remarkable victory, which includes Stokes being dropped on 34 and 116 runs, cricket world couldn’t handle what had happened.
Here are some of the best tweets:
This match showed how Test cricket can be the toughest and most entertaining format in cricket. @benstokes38 keeps getting better and better. An innings that people will talk about for a long time. #Ashes #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/7bvem6H2AL
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
That was pretty special! @benstokes38 , that was ridiculous! Well done. Ashes alive and well.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 25, 2019
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 25, 2019
That was special from Ben Stokes. Single handedly winning the test match. Great viewing
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 25, 2019
Everyone choked !! The Aussies .. the Umpire but Stokes is Stoked #ashes What a player !👏👏👏 Unbelievable.. unforgettable!!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) August 25, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 25, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 25, 2019
— Tom Curran (@TC59) August 25, 2019
One of the greatest test match innings of all time. Ben Stokes, take a bow #ENGAUS
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 25, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) August 25, 2019
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) August 25, 2019
Ben Stokes is one hell of a cricketer !!
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) August 25, 2019
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 25, 2019
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) August 25, 2019
I have no sister but if I did I’d want her to marry Ben Stokes.
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) August 25, 2019
— Aditya Tare (@adu97) August 25, 2019
England pull it off..literally frm the proverbial jaws o defeat..@benstokes38 makes it happen..& how.!!Superb advertisement fr Test Crkt..what a thrilling game o pulsating fortunes..OZ might feel done in by a crucial decision..but that’s the beauty o Test Crkt-Well Done England!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) August 25, 2019