England beat Australia to take third Ashes test by one wicket

Archer starred again for England as he took six wickets on day one

If we had two people out there still breathing then we have a chance. We bowled them out for 67.

"In the end it cost us the Test match. We've got to also work out after a long summer, we're going to have to rest some players, just to give them a mental freshen-up more than anything".

The all rounder also appreciated the Leeds crowd for their support through thick and thin and also observed that it motivated the side.

"When there was nothing to cheer about they were cheering".

"We will try and knock them over tomorrow and chase whatever they set us". Being exhausted at the end, the noise and the atmosphere gives you an extra level of adrenaline. We've talked a lot about getting better at our reviews.

On the fourth day, the Test match had its fair share of thrills and spills.

"It's 1-1 in this series, we have been so close - one more wicket and we are 2-0 up and feeling pretty good about ourselves".

The very next ball saw Lyon rap Stokes on the pad but his plea for lbw was rejected by umpire Joel Wilson.

Stokes already knew about on-field setbacks - he had been the bowler who when asked to defend 19 in the last over of the 2016 World Twenty20 final in Kolkata, was promptly hit for four successive sixes by opposing all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite as the West Indies turned a seemingly certain defeat into a memorable win.

"I have no issue with it, I don't think I've got a referral correct the whole series so I can't sit here and bag the umpires". It shows how crucial it is to make sure you use your reviews. If you get through that period you can put scores on the board.

Things barely improved, nearly chopping on twice and surviving another lbw shout, before he finally edged one from Pattinson to end a tortured stay. I still can not believe it was three reds. I thought it was out.

"I always believe that is capable".

After Stokes hit the winning boundary, a desolate Lyon slumped to the turf, with concerned Australia captain Tim Paine saying: "He's a really important player in our side and I said to him that if our players see him dealing with it really quickly and moving on then our younger players are going to do the same thing".

"Obviously pressure situations in games can affect what a human does". Nine times out of ten, Nathan Lyon would pick that ball up and take the stumps off. You've got to - we'll be disappointed for a day or night. Stokes ended up with a personal score of 135 not out. "I think I knew the tactic that Nathan Lyon was trying to bowl to me at".

He added: "Our guys don't want to make excuses and I won't make excuses for them". In a slightly unusual way, that's a positive because we can be better.

Replays suggested Stokes would have been out, but Australia had no reviews left after wasting one on a speculative Pat Cummins shout in the previous over.

"He (Leach) might get a sponsorship deal out of that!" It took a heroic, freakish effort from Ben to get us over the line. It was then Stokes made a decision to play in an aggressive manner and he took on the Aussie bowlers, smashing them all around the park. But it went over him for six.



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