100 up: five of Ben Stokes’s most memorable Test matches

In this article, we take a look at five of the most memorable Test matches played by Ben Stokes.


Test Match 1: Ashes 2019, Headingley

One of the most remarkable Test matches in cricket history, Ben Stokes played a sensational innings to secure a memorable victory for England. Chasing a target of 359 runs, England were on the verge of defeat with just one wicket remaining. However, Stokes played an unbeaten innings of 135 runs, hitting the winning runs with a boundary. His heroic performance will forever be remembered as one of the greatest comebacks in the sport.

Stokes' innings was filled with breathtaking shots and incredible determination. He single-handedly turned the match in England's favor and his performance will be etched in the memories of cricket fans for years to come.

Test Match 2: Ashes 2019, Headingley

In another Ashes Test match at Headingley, Stokes once again displayed his brilliance. With England chasing 359 runs for victory, Stokes played a magnificent innings of 135 not out to guide his team to an improbable win. His partnership with Jack Leach in the final wicket stand will be remembered as one of the most crucial partnerships in Test cricket history.

Stokes' ability to stay calm under pressure and his incredible batting talent were on full display during this match. His heroics not only won England the Test match, but also helped them level the series against Australia.

Test Match 3: Ashes 2019, Headingley

It seems like Headingley was Stokes' lucky ground during the Ashes 2019 series. In yet another exhilarating Test match, Stokes played another vital innings to secure victory for England. Chasing a target of 359 runs, he once again scored an unbeaten century to guide his team to a historic win.

Stokes' ability to perform under immense pressure and his never-give-up attitude made him a true match-winner for England. His performances during the Ashes 2019 series will forever be remembered as some of the greatest individual displays in Test cricket.


Test Match 4: South Africa Tour, Cape Town 2016

During the South Africa tour in 2016, Ben Stokes played a remarkable innings in the second Test match at Cape Town. England were chasing a target of 330 runs and were in trouble at 116-6. Stokes, however, showed immense resilience and skill to score a brilliant double century, eventually helping England secure a draw in the match.

Stokes' innings showcased his ability to dominate the opposition bowling attack and his determination to salvage the match for his team. His double century played a crucial role in preventing South Africa from taking a 2-0 lead in the series.