‘You f****** legend’ – Piers Morgan leads tributes to Ben Stokes after Ashes century steers England to Third Test victory over Australia
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Ben Stokes delivered one of the greatest individual sporting performances to almost single-handedly win the Ashes Third Test for England at Headingley.

The Durham all-rounder smashed an incredible 135 off 219 balls to tie the series 1-1 in a victory which will go down as one of the greatest of all time.

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Ben Stokes put in one of the greatest individual sporting performances in history

After an embarrassing first innings total of 67, Stokes took the game by the scruff of the neck and wrestled the game away from Australia when all hope seemed lost.

With just one wicket to spare, Stokes smashed the ball through the cover and performed an iconic celebration as partner Jack Leach ran in to congratulate his teammate.

Naturally, the entire country was watching through their fingers as the tension became almost unbearable.

But as the 28-year-old hit the winning run, plenty of famous faces took to social media to salute Stokes for his incredible performance. Check out the best below!

Benjamin Stokes – you F*CKING LEGEND!!!!!!!’👏👏👊👊👊👊👏

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 25, 2019

OH MY WORD WE'VE DONE IT!!! SIR BEN STOKES YOU ABSOLUTE HERO!!!! ENGLAND WIN THE GREATEST TEST MATCH OF ALL-TIME!!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/2TDAyyc0QC

— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 25, 2019

Abolish the monarchy. Elected head of state. Elect Ben Stokes. Lovely. Jubbly.

— James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 25, 2019

I have no sister but if I did I’d want her to marry Ben Stokes.

— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) August 25, 2019

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