Their fourth-innings performances are among the greatest ever in Test cricket. We compare them on the numbers
Sledging gave batsman 'extra personal motivation' in heroic series-squaring innings
Also, what was the highest score in the fourth innings of a Test by a batsman in a winning cause?
Three matches down, three similar results, but can the series rise to the level of drama and excitement of the magnificent 2005 edition?
Two No. 11s given the job of holding down an end while their batting partners led improbable chases from the other end
|1st||15||JJ Roy||RJ Burns|
|2nd||0||JJ Roy||JE Root|
|3rd||126||JL Denly||JE Root|
|4th||18||JE Root||BA Stokes|
|5th||86||JM Bairstow||BA Stokes|
|6th||8||JC Buttler||BA Stokes|
|7th||8||CR Woakes||BA Stokes|
|8th||25||BA Stokes||JC Archer|
|9th||0||SCJ Broad||BA Stokes|
|10th||76||BA Stokes||MJ Leach|