Watch ICC World Test Championship, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 22-26, 2019 Live Streaming

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Australia 179/10 & 246/10
(52.1 Overs) RR: 3.43

England 67/10 & 362/9
(27.5 Overs) 2.40
England won by 1 wicket
Ben Stokes (lhb) *13521961.64
Joe Root (rhb)7720537.56
Josh Hazlewood (rfm)31.0118542.74
Nathan Lyon (rfm)39.0511422.92
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4.50pm: Test is best, Test is best, Test is best. We never wavered, we promise… Still two to come in this Ashes series, too, which is on course to become a classic, locked at 1-1 after England’s resurrection. It was Botham-esque, it was Butcher-esque, it was Kusal Perera-esque from Ben Stokes, who continues to work off the most extraordinary scripts. The finish was part World Cup final, part Durban 2019, but mostly it was Stokes doing the things mere mortals can only dream of (before we even consider his bowling on days two and three). I said earlier that Headingley was a ground of strange juju, and you’d better believe that’s been borne out once again. Time for me to wrap up, however, and leave you with a more considered recap of the day, from Valkerie; there’ll be plenty more to come from our team at the ground. Thanks for coming with us on another magical mystery tour, your comments helped keep the engines running. From myself, Matt and Thilak, it’s cheerio for now. It’s been another glorious day in cricket. Bye!

4.35pm: Australia’s Tim Paine: “Yeah, it’s hard to take, losing from that position, got to tip your hat sometimes. Played an unbelievable innings and took it away from us. Probably the best Test innings I’ve seen, so well played to Ben. It was, we thought we had enough, bowlers had got us in a position, we’d create enough chances to win the game, but Ben played unbelievable. Joe and Denly kept them in the hunt, overall it was a terrific Test match. You’re always a bit worried with Ben, he bats with the tail very well, things you can do differently, cricket is a game of inches and we had a few opportunities. Not the end of the world, one game of cricket and we’ve still got some opportunity to come back in the series. [Defeat affect team?] If you let it, it can, but you’ve got to play with skill, no emotion. We’ve created enough chances to win two Test matches. We think we’ll be right in the mix for the next two.”

Joe Root: “Said we have to believe while there are two people alive and breathing out there. Witnessed some freakish things out there this summer, didn’t think it would be quite same again… Incredible atmosphere, just pleased to be standing here and enjoying the moment. [Stokes?] That was just incredible, trying to sum it up in words is impossible. Outrageous. He’s got history and all that in the bank, but to stay as calm and composed in the moment as he did showed a great amount of courage and belief in his ability. Shows you should never give up. [Leach?] He was calm enough to take off his glasses and clean them between balls, he was a big part of that partnership. You’ve both got to be in it. He did a fantastic job, still trying to get my head around it, to be honest. [Momentum] Like to think so, when you’re on the right side of these results it carries a huge amount of weight, it can make a big difference. Hard work to do and things to improve on but for us to win in that manner is fantastic. Ben deserves all the plaudits he is given.”

Funnily enough, Ben Stokes is Man of the Match: “I just twanged my glute, was all right, just heavy legged. Adrenaline keeps you going, never until it’s over, that’s what I kept on thinking. The challenges you face at the highest level, there’s nothing better than being there at the end. Today has been incredible, still hasn’t quite sunk in yet. If it was going to take all day to get the runs, I was prepared to do that. When Leachy came in, I knew we had to go. They might be the most crucial balls he faces in his career, and for him to stand there and do that was amazing. [Celebration at the end] It was the best kiss I’ve ever had!”

4.30pm: Nope, still not sure what that was. Here’s Stokes: “Dunno. Never give up, not over till it’s over. When Leachy came in it was clear what had to be done, just saying five and one. Leachy’s done it before, he’s got 92 as nightwatchman, so I backed him. I couldn’t watch at the end. When it got down to 20s, I started thinking I could rein in a bit. I had to try and go when it was 70s, 60s, 50. I was so in the zone… Eh. We had to win to stay in the Ashes, we’ve got to move into the next game, we’ve got some momentum. Got to recharge and hit the ground running in the next Test. Just have to try and take it all in, not sure that will ever happen again. [In the] top two feelings I’ve had in my career.”

“Finding it pretty hard to forget about the dodgy LBW decision,” says Mal. “After all, it changed the result. At least the missed run-out was down to the players.” Yes, it was a poor call

“LOL. It’s easy for you to ‘forget’ about the injustices that won England the game in your partial orgasming over England’s win. Pipe down and get back to objective commentating.” The DRS is there for such moments, Frank Vieri. If Australia hadn’t wasted their last one, barely five minutes before on a complete punt, the case would be different

“I said this when root got out that match is not over until you get Ben Stokes didn’t publish my comment then.” Apologies Faisal. You knew

Corniel Seddon : “This has been an enthralling match and an incredible reminder of how why Test match cricket is the best format of the game!”

4.20pm: How do you follow up the World Cup final? Well, by finishing 135 not out to complete England’s highest-ever successful fourth-innings run chase, with only the last man for company, that’s how! Headingley is a cauldron, the Australians are queuing up to shake Stokes hand, and we have seen something extraordinary! The second-highest tenth-wicket stand to win a Test, and Stokes did it almost single-handedly – scoring 74 of 76, to Leach’s one! And all this after being bowled out for 67 in the first innings; making this the fourth-lowest total from which a team has gone on to win (all the others came in the 19th century). Forget about the missed run-out, forget about the dodgy lbw decision and the burned review, and let’s just be thankful we were alive on this day to witness a finish like that. Stokes is embraced by Joe Root in the middle, and the captain looks like he can’t believe what he has seen. The crowd are still on their feet and the Ashes, by the way, remain alive.

125.44 Cummins to Stokes there it is! Flayed through the covers, Stokes has completed the Miracle of Headingley Part II! Holy hand grenades, Stokes is a monster! He throws his arms wide and roars! England win by one wicket and the series is level in the most heart-stopping fashion imaginable! FOUR
125.31 Cummins to Leach round the wicket, banged into the ribs and Leach jabs it past short leg, they scamper through and SCORES ARE LEVEL! Leach’s first run, too 1 run

“Please don’t tell me that another umpiring error won it for England,” gulps AC

125.20 Cummins to Leach short and at the body, 85mph/137kph and Leach shovels it away, leg gully cleans up no run
125.10 Cummins to Leach slams down a bouncer, high over the batsman’s head no run

And after all that, Jack Leach is on strike. Two to win and keep the series alive. Scratch that, a tie would keep the Ashes alive… AAARRRGGGHH!!

End of Over No.125 England 357/9 Last Over (6 runs)

Would have been overturned on DRS! Hitting middle and leg stump according to Hawk-Eye. Poor decision, you have to say, but Australia had wasted their last review in the previous over

124.60 Lyon to Stokes goes for the slog-sweep, hit on the pads, Wilson shakes his head! Lyon can’t believe it, Australia have no reviews! That looked a pretty good shout, pitching on middle and leg. Did it straighten enough? no run
124.50 Lyon to Stokes missed run out! Leach is charging down, he’s miles out of his ground as the throw comes in… but Lyon drops it! Can you believe it? Stokes reverse-swept, picked out backward point, but Leach was headlong down the pitch looking for a non-existent single no run
124.40 Lyon to Stokes pushed through and cut firmly but can’t get it through no run

The field comes up now… Two to win, two for immortality

124.36 Lyon to Stokes tossed up, and he goes down town… Hanging in the air… There’s a man on the rope… Gets it over his head for six! Stokes wasn’t sure, it wasn’t out of the middle, he crouched, he watched – and then the crowd erupted! SIX
124.20 Lyon to Stokes pushed through quicker and he cuts, into a gap behind point but again turns down the single no run
124.10 Lyon to Stokes dragged down a touch outside off, Stokes slams a cut to the man on the boundary no run

Stokes is exhausted here, and he couldn’t watch as Leach faced up. Is he going to try and finish it in two hits?

Here’s Dean: “An innings of two such extremes. 2 off 50 overnight and now this!”

End of Over No.124 England 351/9 Last Over (9 runs)

Anyone nervous?

123.60 Cummins to Leach pitched up, skids into the pads, appeal for lbw but looked leg side. Australia review, but it’s a desperate one, pitching well outside leg no run

Have Australia got a Harmison here?

123.50 Cummins to Leach banged in short, 88mph bumper and it clears the ducking Leach no run

Head is in Leach’s ear at short leg. Three slips, and leg gully

Obligatory shout, from ShaileshR: “Marcus Harris just dropped the Ashes?”

123.41 Cummins to Stokes slower ball, Stokes cushions it through mid-off, and they’ll take the one 1 run

Headingley magic, man!

123.34 Cummins to Stokes smashed down the ground, Stokes is on the rampage, the target now in single figures! Hazlewood threw himself full length but couldn’t cut it off FOUR
123.24 Cummins to Stokes short ball, cracked on the pull, through Warner’s dive on the rope! Was it a catchable chance? Hard to tell, but it was travelling! FOUR
123.10 Cummins to Stokes dropped! Sliced to third man, Marcus Harris can’t hold it… The ball carried, he got his hands there, couldn’t cling on! Very similar to Simon Jones in 2005… no run

Pat Cummins switches ends

“It’s 50-48 in favor of Australia in terms of boundary count right now,” notes Bharat. “If Stokes continues I think he might take them home on that count as well. ”

End of Over No.123 England 342/9 Last Over (1 run)

“Is there a super day if this test ties?” cackles HG

122.60 Lyon to Leach floated up from round the wicket, Leach blocks stoutly on the front foot no run

Slip, gully, short leg and silly mid-off

122.51 Lyon to Stokes flat offbreak outside off, Stokes goes back and chops a single out to deep point, takes the one 1 run

Here’s NickJintheUSA: “I never thought I would ever witness anything as majestic as Botham’s innings in ’81. Guess I was wrong”

122.40 Lyon to Stokes pushed through, Stokes turns down the single punching through the covers no run
122.30 Lyon to Stokes slower, Stokes aims a little reverse-prod at it and misses no run
122.20 Lyon to Stokes goes for a big mow over the leg side, this spins out of the rough to slip no run
122.10 Lyon to Stokes darted flat outside off and Stokes goes for the reverse-sweep… Paine appeals for caught behind, but the umpire isn’t interested. Kidology no run

I think we might be going the full World Cup final here, people. Nathan Lyon back on… is he going to toss one up?

Arto: “Ok so now the stage is set for ENG to pull defeat from the jaws of victory!!” Or we could get the full Edgbaston 2005, I suppose…

End of Over No.122 England 341/9 Last Over (19 runs)

121.60 Hazlewood to Leach fired in full down the leg side, goes for the leg-stump yorker that did for Leach in the first innings… but it’s off target! no run

One ball at Leach for Hazlewood, two slips and gully, short leg, leg gully

Glen c sums up the prevailing mood: “I don’t believe what I am seeing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

121.51 Hazlewood to Stokes pitched up, 87mph/139kph in the channel, Stokes casually taps it through point, takes the one 1 run

Fewer than 20 required now

121.42 Hazlewood to Stokes hangs back, squirts this away through backward point, they are going to come back for two! Headingley is heaving 2 runs

That’s the 50 stand between these two, in just 6.1 overs!

121.36 Hazlewood to Stokes goes again, soaring into the Western Terrace! Length delivery, he rocks back and smashes it to smithereens between two men parked on the boundary SIX
121.26 Hazlewood to Stokes full toss, scooped over the ropes at deep square! You’ve got to be kidding me! Sails away and England are getting ever closer SIX
121.14 Hazlewood to Stokes short outside off, smoked through wide long-on! Rocks back and hammers this to the boundary – hundred for Stokes, but he’s not interested. Work still to do, he nods his head and then returns to his crease FOUR

Josh Hazlewood replaces Pattinson. He needs one wicket for 10

“Is it harder at this point to be an England fan or an Australian fan?” Think of the ball-by-ball commentators, McCarthy. Cricket, bloody hell!

End of Over No.121 England 322/9 Last Over (11 runs)

“What’s the go with tea? As an Aussie with the time approaching 1am, a 20-minute break right now wouldn’t be ideal.” It’s officially in 20 mins’ time, James. But I think it can be pushed back

120.60 Cummins to Leach round the wicket, banged in but not getting up, jabbed away into the leg side no run

One ball for Leach to see out

120.51 Cummins to Stokes shortish outside off stump, Stokes taps it through backward point for one more 1 run

The requirement under 40 now

What is it?

ICC World Test Championship, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 22-25, 2019.

When is it?

Match will be played on Aug 22, 2019.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2019-08-22 10:00:00 GMT, 2019-08-22 11:00:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Headingley, Leeds

Who will Win ICC World Test Championship, 3rd Test: England v Australia ?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can’t be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,Australia are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas England possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the Australia are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

What TV channel is it on Live?

The following TV Channels have acquired the official Broadcast rights for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Check this listing to know about Where to watch CWC 2019.

  • India and Subcontinent Star Sports, DD Sports DD National (DD1)
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  • Pakistan PTV Sports and Ten Sports
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  • Canada ATN
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  • Sri Lanka SLRC (Channel Eye)
  • Caribbean ESPN
  • Hong Kong Star Cricket, Today TV App
  • Singapore Star Cricket, Star Hub Go, Singtel
  • China Fox Network Group
  • Fiji Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC TV)
  • Europe, Japan ICC’s Facebook webpage
  • Malaysia Star Cricket, Astro Go
  • Afghanistan Moby TV

Score Cards

  • BattingRB46
    RJ Burnscaught72100
    JJ Roybowled81810
    JE Rootcaught7720570
    JL Denlycaught wk5015580
    BA Stokesnot out135219118
    JM Bairstowcaught366840
    JC Buttlerrun out1900
    CR Woakescaught1800
    JC Archercaught153330
    SCJ Broadlbw0200
    MJ Leachnot out11700
    Extras(b 5, lb 15, w 10, nb 1)31
    Total(9 wkts; 125.4 ovs)362
  • BowlingOMRWEcon
    PJ Cummins24.458013.24(1nb, 1w)
    JR Hazlewood31118542.74(1w)
    NM Lyon39511422.92
    JL Pattinson2594711.88(4w)
    M Labuschagne601602.66
  • Partnerships
    1st15RJ Burns 7JJ Roy 8
    2nd0JJ Roy 0JE Root 0
    3rd126JL Denly 50JE Root 64
    4th18JE Root 13BA Stokes 3
    5th86JM Bairstow 36BA Stokes 34
    6th8JC Buttler 1BA Stokes 7
    7th8CR Woakes 1BA Stokes 7
    8th25JC Archer 15BA Stokes 10
    9th0SCJ Broad 0BA Stokes 0
    10th76*BA Stokes 74MJ Leach 1
  • BA Stokes 135*
    v BowlerDot46RBSR
    PJ Cummins17423930130.00
    JR Hazlewood3922305158.82
    NM Lyon7744529654.16
    JL Pattinson2710123435.29
    M Labuschagne6002825.00
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    3rd Test England vs Australia


    Headingley, Leeds,
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    Aug 22, 2019
    Ending on
    Aug 25, 2019
    ICC World Test Championship, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 22-25, 2019.


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