Ben Stokes played an unfathomable thump of 135 runs that saw England pursue down 359 against Australia on the fourth day of the third Test. Be that as it may, it was Jack Leach, the number 11 batsman who held fast and upheld Stokes to in the end to complete the match off. Stokes together with England’s No.11 made 76 runs, out of which the previous scored 75 runs. After the success, Stokes took to Twitter to solicit the official sponsors from the ongoing Ashes series, Specsavers to give free glasses to Jack Leach.
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) August 25, 2019
“Jack Leach…….. @Specsavers do yourself a favour and give him free glasses forever @jackleach1991,” Stokes tweeted.
Amazingly, Specsavers replied back.
We can confirm we will offer Jack Leach free glasses for life https://t.co/7rfPBK77GS
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) August 25, 2019
“We can confirm we will offer Jack Leach free glasses forever,” the tweet read.
In the match, England was bowled out for 67 runs in their first innings. Australia set the hosts a score of 359 as Marnus Labuschagne scored his third successive Ashes 50 runs.
Britain lost their openers for 15 runs and was gazing intently at the barrel at an early stage in the pursuit, however, skipper Joe Root and Joe Denly put on a 126-run partnership to keep England in the chase of pursuing down the aggregate toward the end of the third day’s play.
On the fourth day, Australia figured out how to pick wickets at standard interims however Stokes held fast and propelled a counterattack when Jack Leach came in to bat. Stirs’ rankling thump helped England pursue down the given score and remain alive in the five-match series.
The fourth Test is scheduled to be played in Manchester, beginning from September 4.