Will name my 1st child after you: Fans react to Ben Stokes’s Ashes heroics

first_img scorecard commentary view more view less advertisement Will name my 1st child after you: Fans react to Ben Stokes’s Ashes heroicsAshes 2019, England vs Australia 3rd Test: Ben Stokes helped England do a miracle as they gunned down a 359-run target to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes Urn. Stokes remained unbeaten on 131 as Headingley erupted in joy. Next India Today Web Desk LeedsAugust 25, 2019UPDATED: August 25, 2019 21:26 IST Ashes 3rd Test: Ben Stokes delivered miraculous win as England keep Ashes hopes alive (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBen Stokes hit 135 not out as England gunned down record 359-run targetStokes added 76 runs for the 11th wicket with tail-ender Jack LeachEngland keep their Ashes hopes alive as series tied at 1-1England’s first innings last less than 28 overs as they were bundled for 67. However, Ben Stokes’ once-in-a-life-time innnings lasted more than that as the hosts pulled off a miracle in the Leeds Test to prevent Australia from retaining the Ashes on Sunday.Ben Strokes, who delivered a thrilling win for England in the World Cup final a couple of weeks ago, was at it again as he hit an unbeaten 135 to help the hosts complete the highest-ever run chase in their Test history.Leeds Test, Day 4: Ben Stokes’ 135 highlightsStokes hit 8 sixes and 11 boundaries and stitched a 76-run stand with No. 11 Jack Leach as England got past the finish line, giving English fans a few nervy moments before arguably the best moment of their sport-followingThe English media wrote the 3rd Test off a couple of days ago. England conceded a lead of 112 even as Australia managed only 179 in the first innings. Led by Marnus Labuschange’s brilliance, Australia posted 246 in the second innnigs and set England a mammoth total of 359.When England batting coach Graham Thrope talked up the hosts’ chances before the final innings, a section of the cricket fraternity laughed.England’s chase got off to the worst possible start as they lost Rory Burns and Joe Denly cheaply but Joe Root and Joe Denly sttiched a 126-run stand to give Australia some headaches at Stumps on Day 3.However, Australia began Sunday morning on a high by getting the wicket of Joe Root after the England captain managed to add just 2 runs to his overnight score.advertisementEngland did not refuse to go away even after losing their captain as their World Cup stars Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow added 86 runs for the 5th wicket.The match swung in Australia’s favour once again when they managed to remove Jonny Bairstow and get Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes cheaply.The burden of helping England achieve the miracle rested solely on Ben Stokes’ shouders and he delivered with an all-time classic.Ben Stokes’ heroics sent Twitter into a frenzy. Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted to the England all-rounder’s masterclass.Truly remarkable @benstokes38 ?????????????????????Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) August 25, 2019Every Ben Stokes needs a Jack Leach.Richard Osman (@richardosman) August 25, 2019Ben Stokes at the crease: pic.twitter.com/iXS5SWdOljCoral (@Coral) August 25, 2019Please @benstokes38 bring it back for us again. If you do this I’ll name my first child after youMartin 2 Smoove (@Martin2Smoove) August 25, 2019That was special from Ben Stokes. Single handedly winning the test match. Great viewingVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 25, 2019One of the greatest sporting moments of my lifetime, so I think we all know who is going to win sports personality of the year. Arise Sir Ben StokesLuke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) August 25, 2019Ben Stokes has created two of the more remarkable bits of sporting theatre you will ever see in the space of 6 weeks. #TheAshesDaniel Garb (@DanielGarb) August 25, 2019I say Ben Stokes for PM, Leach for defense minister!Dilip Soman ???? (@dilipsoman) August 25, 2019Monumental Effort from @benstokes38Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 25, 2019Ben Stokes = a colossus. Jack Leach, just a lad from Taunton polishing his glasses. Brilliant. CC @adrian_hearnJames Beal (@JamesSBeal) August 25, 2019Sport does things nothing else in life can do #Ashes #BenStokesMatthew Stadlen (@MatthewStadlen) August 25, 2019What an UNBELEIVABLE game of test cricket!! So glad I got to watch @benstokes38 work his magic. You won’t ever see much better than that! Love it ????Katherine Brunt (@KBrunt26) August 25, 2019No word to say. Simply outstanding. Dedication and hard work pays off. What an inning from @benstokes38. Truly one of the greatest inning I watched. Congrats for ur all round performances. Congrats team England for the outstanding win. @root66 @josbuttler @StuartBroad8Dhammika Prasad (@imDhammika) August 25, 2019This has to be the greatest match winning innings . No words could ever describe how magnificent this innings from @benstokes38 was . Im still shaking .Rohan Gavaskar (@rohangava9) August 25, 2019My friend Mike was at Headingley two days ago, and again today. 67 all out, and Ben Stokes playing Roy Of The Rovers. What a game.Dan (@creature_dan) August 25, 2019@benstokes38 that was unreal. Absolute hero ??????Andy Sullivan (@andysulligolf) August 25, 2019Also Read | India vs West Indies: Rahane, Vihari give India control on Day 4Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Omnitrax says temporary fix to Manitoba rail line doable but company wont

The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill says it could restore limited service to the northern Manitoba community within 30 days but it is not willing to pay the bill.Omnitrax Canada president Merv Tweed said a proposal made to Transport Canada earlier this month calls for temporary repairs to 25 sections of the line that were washed out by flooding last spring.“Basically it would put the line into service on a very limited basis. It wouldn’t be available to passenger traffic,” Tweed said Tuesday in an interview.“We would be able to move very light cars up there to move some product and some goods.”The cost of the temporary fix to provide Churchill with supplies over the winter would be up to $10 million, says a study by engineering firm AECOM.AECOM’s report notes that the Hudson Bay rail line would still require another $43.5 million of work next year to restore it to full, safe and operable conditions.Tweed said Omnitrax has been waiting for a response from the federal government since Oct. 6. He said the company has made it clear since the summer that any repairs to the line are up to Ottawa.Transportation Minister Marc Garneau said Tuesday that the cost of any repairs remain Omnitrax’s responsibility, although the government would be open to helping a new owner fix the line.Garneau reiterated an ultimatum made to the Denver-based company last Friday that it has 30 days to fix the rail line and restore service or face legal action.“They are responsible in a case like this to repair the line and to resume operations. We expect them to do it. That is why I sent them a notice of default. If they do not do that, we will take legal action,” Garneau said in Ottawa.“There is a possibility of financial help, but not to Omnitrax, because they have been a partner in bad faith and we would be looking towards some other partner to re-establish the line.”Garneau did not say who that other partner might be.Omnitrax has been in talks to sell the rail line to a consortium of northern Manitoba communities and businesses.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, who represents Manitoba in the federal cabinet, said Friday that he was hopeful a deal may come soon.Damage to the 250-kilometre rail link has forced goods and people to be flown into Churchill at a high cost.Known for its polar bears and beluga whales, the community has also suffered a big drop in tourism.— With files from Terry Pedwell in Ottawa read more