Ben Stokes heroics at Headingley: How Twitter saw it

Ben Stokes hit a stunning unbeaten century as England defeated Australia by one wicket to win an epic third Test at Headingley on Sunday and keep the Ashes alive.

Ben Stokes slammed a breathtaking hundred to keep England's Ashes hopes alive.   -  getty images

Ben Stokes hit a stunning unbeaten century as England defeated Australia by one wicket to win an epic third Test at Headingley on Sunday and keep the Ashes alive.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Stokes’s heroics in the third Ashes Test:

“I have no sister but if I did I’d want her to marry Ben Stokes.” -- Former England spinner Graeme Swann.

 

“ARISE SIR BEN STOKES.” -- England’s Barmy Army supporters group.

 

“I’ve seen some remarkable cricket moments in my life but that is the best I’ve seen in over 50 years. @benstokes38 saved the Ashes and gave a magical inspirational innings. Even better than his World Cup performance.” -- Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

 

“Hi, my name is Ben, Ben Stokes!” -- Ex England batsman Kevin Pietersen.

 

“That was special from Ben Stokes. Single handedly winning the test match. Great viewing.” -- Former India batting star Virender Sehwag.

 

“One of the best innings of test match cricket you will see, well played @benstokes38. What a game, what a test match.#ashesaliveandkicking. Both teams so close together. Go the Aussies for the next test.” -- Ex-Australian player and coach Darren Lehmann.