Last week, England snatched a spectacular one-wicket victory from the jaws of defeat, keeping the 2019 Ashes alive. The last few days in cricket have been nothing short of eventful, with the debut of the world's heaviest Test cricketer and world-record by an English club.
Let's begin with the Ashes, where a Ben Stokes masterclass helped England claim a victory that will be remembered in cricketing folklore forever. The all-rounder's century was the most talked about event in cricket last week, but so was Jack Leach's relationship with his eyeglasses!
Hi, my name is Ben, Ben Stokes!— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 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
It’s been a hell of a month to be a kiwi born allrounder that’s not me 😂— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 25, 2019
Scenes inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as England win third Ashes Test - just before Spurs kick off against Newcastle pic.twitter.com/6IqDgP85qz— Chris Slegg (@ChrisSlegg) August 25, 2019
Jack Leach. His glasses. The cloth. https://t.co/dCWeghLQe5— Cricket Shouts (@crickshouts) August 26, 2019
We can confirm we will offer Jack Leach free glasses for life https://t.co/7rfPBK77GS— Specsavers UK (@Specsavers) August 25, 2019
Elsewhere, Pakistan had plenty to celebrate – After Hassan Ali's wedding the week before, it was time for Imad Wasim join the couples' squad
Congrats Maddi bhai on your big day. Sad that I could not be the part of those celebrations, but I am sending my love and prayers to you and family. May Allah SWT gives the best of both world to you and your loved ones.#ImadWedsSania @simadwasim pic.twitter.com/fR7g8IDBLd— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) August 26, 2019
But what is marriage without friendship... as Ali would endorse!
These two people came into my life as friends, one became my best friend and the other one wife. I feel lot of similarities in these two and they both feel i am annoying. never mind i promised myself no matter what i will annoy u both forever 😢#blessed_with_two_stupids 😝 pic.twitter.com/819ONeLJnE— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) August 27, 2019
Test cricket continued to entice fans all week! And though Chris Gayle was not a part of the second Test against India, there was one Caribbean debutant everyone was waiting for – something Jofradamus had already predicted five years ago!
As Rakheem 'Big Jim' Cornwall makes his @windiescricket test debut against @BCCI, let's have a throwback to when he came up against our 3rd XI skipper on our Antigua tour back in 2016. #WIvIND #antigua #bigjim #cricket #brighton #sussex #sussexcricket pic.twitter.com/kh1eqP21f9— Preston Nomads CC (@PrestonNomads) August 30, 2019
Elsewhere women cricketers showed that they can light the social media on fire even when they are off the field
We all have been there, Smriti!
And then there was this proud moment for former Australia player Alex Blackwell.
I first joined the @UNSW community in 2002 as a medical student. Yesterday I was awarded the University’s highest honour - Doctor of the University (honoris causa), for eminent service to society by advancing important causes. I am extremely honoured #equalopportunity #inclusion pic.twitter.com/AuxQ5vIx1m— Alex Blackwell (@AlexBlackwell2) August 29, 2019
There was something else to cheer about: Blunham Cricket Club now holds the record for the longest cricket marathon, through sunshine and rain!
Blunham Cricket World Record Attempt Squad. 🏏 pic.twitter.com/ta5IZ5r2MS— Blunham CC World Record 19’ (@Blunham19) August 25, 2019
Huge congratulations to these men for completing 168 hours of continuous cricket. Blunham Cricket Club World Record Attempt 2019 will be a lasting memory for so many people. A special thanks to Gary James Images for all his amazing photos. #WR19 🏏🏏🏏🏏🏏🏏 pic.twitter.com/nL1UKCFi4H— Blunham CC World Record 19’ (@Blunham19) September 1, 2019
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