Ben Stokes' amazing 135 not out rehashed his World Cup heroics and gave England the best triumph to keep the Ashes series against Australia alive.
Similarly, as he hauled England through the super over against New Zealand, Stokes played one of the most unfathomable Test innings by an Englishman to level the series at 1-1.
In the pursuit of an England record 359 at an incoherent Headingley, the home side still required 73 when Stokes was joined by last man Jack Leach.
As he did in his innings a month and a half prior to the day at Lord's, Stokes propelled a dazzling performance ambush.
He planted off-spinner Nathan Lyon for three sixes and pursued that up by hitting Josh Hazlewood for four, six and six out of three sequential balls, during that point he passed 100.
With 17 expected to win, Stokes was dropped by a plunging Marcus Harris. From the following over, with just two required, Leach ought to have been run out, just for Lyon to bobble the ball and, from the following delivery, Stokes could have been lbw, yet Australia ran out of reviews.
In the following over, Leach mixed a solitary off Pat Cummins and, with one to win, Stokes pounded through the spreads and sank to his knees in celebration.
It implies the series is level with two matches to play, with the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting on 4 September.
The World Cup final was one of the most unbelievable rounds of cricket at any point played, and for the size of its dramatization, pressure and heart-halting completion to be coordinated in a similar summer is scarcely acceptable.
At the focal point of the two was Stokes, who added to his partnership keeping up England's expectations of recapturing the urn.
As the triumphant runs were scored, the noise discharged the greatness of the accomplishment and made England a superb match-champ.