- Captain’s 80 kept his side in third Ashes Test
- Australia lead by 142 with six wickets remaining
Moeen Ali called on England’s other batters to “come to the party” because the side “can’t rely on Ben Stokes all the time”, after the captain put on another masterclass to haul the team from imminent peril to near parity at Headingley.
Stokes was England’s last man out for 80, more than double anyone else’s tally, and dragged his side from 68 for four when he came to the crease to 142 for seven at lunch and 237 all out, just 26 behind Australia’s first-innings total.
Written by Simon Burnton at Headingley
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