Australian media claim they were robbed when Ben Stokes was incorrectly given not out

Nathan Lyon

Ben Stokes hit an unbeaten 135 in a remarkable innings on Sunday to carry England to an astonishing one-wicket win and level the Ashes series at one apiece.

Australia were firm favourites to take all ten of England's second innings wickets before the hosts chased down a world-record 359, but it was the latter that happened at Headingley.

England were 286-9 when James Pattinson trapped Stuart Broad lbw, and that brought Jack Leach to the crease to partner Stokes, with hopes of regaining the Ashes all but gone.

However, the pair produced a dramatic 76-run partnership (Leach only scored one of those runs) and Australia made a number of fatal errors as they desperately searched for one more dismissal.

One of those incidents came right at the death when Stokes was incorrectly given "not out" by the umpire, and it's safe to say that the Australian media aren't happy about it.

Stokes given not out from Lyon delivery

With England needing one run to level the scores and two to win, Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon bowled a delivery which struck Stokes on the pad as he attempted a sweep.

Stokes attempts to sweep a Nathan Lyon delivery

Every Australian out on the field appealed, but umpire Joel Wilson shook his head and decided not to give Stokes out - but ball-tracking says otherwise.

The technology indicated that Lyon's delivery pitched in-line, hit Stokes' right pad in-line and was going on to hit the wickets, and Fox Cricket seem totally distraught with how things played out.

Aussie media react to umpire decision

The Australian TV channel tweeted their displeasure, saying: "AUSTRALIA ROBBED! No reviews left for Australia and this was given not out by Joel Wilson. An absolute disaster for Australia.

Of course, Wilson could've given Stokes out, but Australia also could have reviewed the decision - but they'd run out of reviews, and they can only blame themselves for that.

Lyon desperately appeals to the umpire during the dramatic third Test

Paine and Australia waste final review

Prior to Lyon trapping Stokes lbw, a desperate Australia captain Tim Paine wasted his final review on a Pat Cummins delivery that clearly pitched outside leg stump.

So, had the 34-year-old not foolishly used his last review, he would've been able to take Lyon's appeal upstairs, the decision would've been overturned and Australia would be 2-0 up.

Incredible. Not only would the Aussies be 2-0 up in the series but a victory would've confirmed they will retain the Ashes, since there are only two test matches remaining.

Tim Paine looks down during the third Ashes Test

What's next for Australia?

After a first-class game at Derby, Austrlaia will turn their attention to the fourth test at Old Trafford, where they may have the world's best batsman back in their XI.

Steve Smith missed out in Leeds after suffering a concussion at Lord's but he is hopeful of returning when the thrilling series against a now buoyant England recommences on September 4.

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