Nah, none of us can quite believe it yet, Broady.
Don't think anyone in the England dressing room, including assistant coach Paul Collingwood, would have had any nails left to chew.
This is by far the most intense game I've ever seen In my life— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) August 25, 2019
Hi, my name is Ben, Ben Stokes!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) August 25, 2019
Nasser Hussain had said this at the start of the summer, when Stokes pulled off a stunning catch at the Oval. Would he have thought he'd be repeating it this late in the season, in this context?
You cannot do that Ben Stokes .....— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) August 25, 2019
Imagine the back garden cricket bickering between siblings about who gets to pretend to be Ben Stokes from now on.@benstokes38— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) August 25, 2019
Eoin Morgan's witnessed these superhuman feats in close quarters recently, and all he had was... a shrug emoji.
Truly remarkable @benstokes38— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) August 25, 2019
The comparisons were inevitable.
That was pretty special! @benstokes38 , that was ridiculous! Well done. Ashes alive and well.— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 25, 2019
What 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, 2019
WOW!!! What have I just witnessed?! What an absolute talent that man is, that knock in those circumstances with an ashes on the line.... WOW. Take a bow @jackleach1991— Kate Cross (@katecross16) August 25, 2019
You know it's been a Test match for the ages when it's got footballers tweeting in the middle of a Premier League weekend.
I've seen some remarkable cricket moments in my life but that is the best I've seen in over 50 years. @benstokes38 saved the Ashes and gave a magical inspirational innings. Even better than his World Cup performance.— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) August 25, 2019
Well done @ECB_cricket
Test cricket's died a million deaths, but is it safe to say there won't be any new obituaries for a while now?
Who has said that test cricket is dying...you have to sit and watch the Ashes...what a knock by this gentleman waiting to see the 4 th test...pic.twitter.com/zy6upij2DI— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) August 25, 2019
This match showed how Test cricket can be the toughest and most entertaining format in cricket. @benstokes38 keeps getting better and better. An innings that people will talk about for a long time. #Ashes #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/7bvem6H2AL— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
An incredible innings by an incredible player! Ben Stokes has played a vital role in England's transformation in ODIs and now this Test innings will be remembered as one of the finest of all time. @benstokes38 @ECB_cricket pic.twitter.com/1kGDKsPGoq— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 25, 2019
There was applause from the opposing camp, deservedly so.
One of the best innings of test match cricket you will see, well played @benstokes38 . What a game , well done to @cricketcomau and @ECB_cricket . What a test match. #ashesaliveandkicking. Both teams so close together . Go the Aussies for the next test.— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) August 25, 2019
No words can do justice to that game and that innings by Stokes. Unbelievable!Aust had there chances and that LBW decision of Lyon will mean a sleepless night for all Aussies.— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) August 25, 2019
Jack Leach's 1* was equally important to sealing the win, and he got his well-deserved moment under the sun. Stokes himself led the way.
We can confirm we will offer Jack Leach free glasses for life https://t.co/7rfPBK77GS— Specsavers (@Specsavers) August 25, 2019
In the middle of all that heated battle, Leach found time to wipe his glasses.
Ben Stokes will get the headlines, but Jack Leach cleaning his glasses before facing 90mph Pat Cummins is the most English sporting image you are ever likely to see. #ashes— Jason Keen (@Jason_Keen) August 25, 2019
Leach must have the cleanest glasses in the uk #ashes— Geraint Thomas (@GeraintThomas86) August 25, 2019
Put Jack Leach's glasses in the British Museum— Tom Victor (@tomvictor) August 25, 2019