Live Covid-19
United States 73,791,108
Cases: 73,791,108
Deaths: 897,235
Recovered: 45,252,517
Active: 27,641,356
India 40,085,116
Cases: 40,085,116
Deaths: 491,154
Recovered: 37,370,971
Active: 2,222,991
Brazil 24,334,072
Cases: 24,334,072
Deaths: 623,901
Recovered: 21,926,277
Active: 1,783,894
France 17,730,556
Cases: 17,730,556
Deaths: 129,747
Recovered: 11,053,749
Active: 6,547,060
United Kingdom 16,149,319
Cases: 16,149,319
Deaths: 154,702
Recovered: 12,781,312
Active: 3,213,305
Russia 11,315,801
Cases: 11,315,801
Deaths: 328,105
Recovered: 10,099,937
Active: 887,759
Turkey 11,167,927
Cases: 11,167,927
Deaths: 86,487
Recovered: 10,484,202
Active: 597,238
Italy 10,383,561
Cases: 10,383,561
Deaths: 144,770
Recovered: 7,522,210
Active: 2,716,581
Spain 9,529,320
Cases: 9,529,320
Deaths: 92,591
Recovered: 5,732,941
Active: 3,703,788
Germany 9,145,274
Cases: 9,145,274
Deaths: 117,883
Recovered: 7,387,800
Active: 1,639,591
Argentina 8,041,520
Cases: 8,041,520
Deaths: 119,703
Recovered: 7,084,885
Active: 836,932
Iran 6,279,410
Cases: 6,279,410
Deaths: 132,303
Recovered: 6,088,367
Active: 58,740
Colombia 5,780,910
Cases: 5,780,910
Deaths: 132,737
Recovered: 5,511,881
Active: 136,292
Mexico 4,730,669
Cases: 4,730,669
Deaths: 303,776
Recovered: 3,808,028
Active: 618,865
Poland 4,637,776
Cases: 4,637,776
Deaths: 104,373
Recovered: 3,868,655
Active: 664,748
Indonesia 4,301,193
Cases: 4,301,193
Deaths: 144,254
Recovered: 4,127,662
Active: 29,277
Netherlands 4,067,075
Cases: 4,067,075
Deaths: 21,239
Recovered: 3,055,215
Active: 990,621
Ukraine 3,913,809
Cases: 3,913,809
Deaths: 99,584
Recovered: 3,596,715
Active: 217,510
South Africa 3,590,399
Cases: 3,590,399
Deaths: 94,491
Recovered: 3,429,498
Active: 66,410
Philippines 3,475,293
Cases: 3,475,293
Deaths: 53,664
Recovered: 3,191,219
Active: 230,410
Peru 3,020,756
Cases: 3,020,756
Deaths: 204,587
Recovered:
Active: 2,816,169
Canada 2,971,462
Cases: 2,971,462
Deaths: 33,134
Recovered: 2,681,555
Active: 256,773
Belgium 2,878,212
Cases: 2,878,212
Deaths: 28,863
Recovered: 2,019,042
Active: 830,307
Malaysia 2,844,969
Cases: 2,844,969
Deaths: 31,930
Recovered: 2,766,254
Active: 46,785
Czechia 2,833,961
Cases: 2,833,961
Deaths: 37,092
Recovered: 2,545,409
Active: 251,460
Israel 2,599,456
Cases: 2,599,456
Deaths: 8,513
Recovered: 1,865,189
Active: 725,754
Thailand 2,398,944
Cases: 2,398,944
Deaths: 22,079
Recovered: 2,295,569
Active: 81,296
Portugal 2,377,818
Cases: 2,377,818
Deaths: 19,703
Recovered: 1,842,153
Active: 515,962
Australia 2,342,447
Cases: 2,342,447
Deaths: 3,312
Recovered: 1,265,419
Active: 1,073,716
Japan 2,277,762
Cases: 2,277,762
Deaths: 18,559
Recovered: 1,864,355
Active: 394,848
Live Covid-19
United States 73,791,108
Cases: 73,791,108
Deaths: 897,235
Recovered: 45,252,517
Active: 27,641,356
India 40,085,116
Cases: 40,085,116
Deaths: 491,154
Recovered: 37,370,971
Active: 2,222,991
Brazil 24,334,072
Cases: 24,334,072
Deaths: 623,901
Recovered: 21,926,277
Active: 1,783,894
France 17,730,556
Cases: 17,730,556
Deaths: 129,747
Recovered: 11,053,749
Active: 6,547,060
United Kingdom 16,149,319
Cases: 16,149,319
Deaths: 154,702
Recovered: 12,781,312
Active: 3,213,305
Russia 11,315,801
Cases: 11,315,801
Deaths: 328,105
Recovered: 10,099,937
Active: 887,759
Turkey 11,167,927
Cases: 11,167,927
Deaths: 86,487
Recovered: 10,484,202
Active: 597,238
Italy 10,383,561
Cases: 10,383,561
Deaths: 144,770
Recovered: 7,522,210
Active: 2,716,581
Spain 9,529,320
Cases: 9,529,320
Deaths: 92,591
Recovered: 5,732,941
Active: 3,703,788
Germany 9,145,274
Cases: 9,145,274
Deaths: 117,883
Recovered: 7,387,800
Active: 1,639,591
Argentina 8,041,520
Cases: 8,041,520
Deaths: 119,703
Recovered: 7,084,885
Active: 836,932
Iran 6,279,410
Cases: 6,279,410
Deaths: 132,303
Recovered: 6,088,367
Active: 58,740
Colombia 5,780,910
Cases: 5,780,910
Deaths: 132,737
Recovered: 5,511,881
Active: 136,292
Mexico 4,730,669
Cases: 4,730,669
Deaths: 303,776
Recovered: 3,808,028
Active: 618,865
Poland 4,637,776
Cases: 4,637,776
Deaths: 104,373
Recovered: 3,868,655
Active: 664,748
Indonesia 4,301,193
Cases: 4,301,193
Deaths: 144,254
Recovered: 4,127,662
Active: 29,277
Netherlands 4,067,075
Cases: 4,067,075
Deaths: 21,239
Recovered: 3,055,215
Active: 990,621
Ukraine 3,913,809
Cases: 3,913,809
Deaths: 99,584
Recovered: 3,596,715
Active: 217,510
South Africa 3,590,399
Cases: 3,590,399
Deaths: 94,491
Recovered: 3,429,498
Active: 66,410
Philippines 3,475,293
Cases: 3,475,293
Deaths: 53,664
Recovered: 3,191,219
Active: 230,410
Peru 3,020,756
Cases: 3,020,756
Deaths: 204,587
Recovered:
Active: 2,816,169
Canada 2,971,462
Cases: 2,971,462
Deaths: 33,134
Recovered: 2,681,555
Active: 256,773
Belgium 2,878,212
Cases: 2,878,212
Deaths: 28,863
Recovered: 2,019,042
Active: 830,307
Malaysia 2,844,969
Cases: 2,844,969
Deaths: 31,930
Recovered: 2,766,254
Active: 46,785
Czechia 2,833,961
Cases: 2,833,961
Deaths: 37,092
Recovered: 2,545,409
Active: 251,460
Israel 2,599,456
Cases: 2,599,456
Deaths: 8,513
Recovered: 1,865,189
Active: 725,754
Thailand 2,398,944
Cases: 2,398,944
Deaths: 22,079
Recovered: 2,295,569
Active: 81,296
Portugal 2,377,818
Cases: 2,377,818
Deaths: 19,703
Recovered: 1,842,153
Active: 515,962
Australia 2,342,447
Cases: 2,342,447
Deaths: 3,312
Recovered: 1,265,419
Active: 1,073,716
Japan 2,277,762
Cases: 2,277,762
Deaths: 18,559
Recovered: 1,864,355
Active: 394,848

Ashes 2019: Stokes is Headingley’s headline act as Test cricket delivers once more

It was one of the most remarkable centuries ever compiled and yet there was no raise of the bat from Ben Stokes, barely an acknowledgement of the extraordinary feat he had just achieved.

He ushered Jack Leach away from a fist bump and sheepishly flicked his hand in the direction of the England dressing room in the hope of getting them to end their applause.

Stokes was not ungrateful, just a man hellbent on his mission, and at that point the collective goal was still 33 runs away, a dot on the horizon.

“Personal milestones, especially in that situation, mean absolutely nothing,” Stokes said later. “There was still a lot more runs to get.”

READ | Ricky Ponting unsure he’s ‘seen anything better’ in Test than Ben Stokes

He would strike his next two deliveries for back-to-back sixes. This was a man who had taken 83 balls to reach double figures but had traded in the Morris Minor approach for a style befitting a Ferrari, accelerating away to clinch an incredible one-wicket victory that kept the Ashes alive.

Ben Stokes was the toast of Headingley.

Ben Stokes was the toast of Headingley   –  Getty Images

 

It should also be held up as the reason why Test cricket should not just remain alive, but thrive.

In an era of instant gratification, of 280 characters, of disappearing ‘stories’ and fast fashion, Test cricket is an outlier. It’s a game viewed as too long to be consumed by the masses. Not colourful enough, not loud enough, not thrilling enough.

And yet the third Test between England and Australia was a reminder of its enduring quality. No other sport can match the steady accumulation of intrigue and tension across days, with a myriad of factors that can swing a pendulum this way and that.

How can England have been rolled for 67 inside 28 overs on Friday and then, two days later, amass 362-9? How can Stokes have led the way with 11 boundaries and eight sixes having started the day on two from 50 balls?

Perhaps it should not have been surprising, for this is swiftly turning into the English summer of Stokes.

The last time these two nations met in the Ashes, Stokes was withdrawn from consideration having been arrested for an incident following a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol. Without their talisman, England were beaten 4-0.

Stokes was later cleared of affray and, upon being told he would miss no further England matches in December 2018, he issued a statement that said he “learned lessons that will stay with me for much longer”.

Ben Stokes after England won the World Cup.   –  Getty Images

 

READ | England must take inspiration from saviour Stokes – Root

Just as England did at Headingley after their first-innings debacle, Stokes was given a second chance and has certainly grabbed it.

It was his brilliance in the Cricket World Cup final which delivered the trophy for England at Lord’s last month, and he was the headline act again at Headingley on Sunday when making a brilliant 135 not out.

As his captain Joe Root said: “Games like that just make Test cricket the best.”

Football may have 90 minutes of action-packed drama. Super Bowls might have three and a half hours of cat-and-mouse chess. But Stokes reminded everyone that nothing can beat the topsy-turvy theatre of Test match cricket when it’s done right.




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