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Jack Leach to get free spectacles for life, says official sponsor of Ashes

England's Jack Leach. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 26, 2019, 02.17 PM (IST)

The official sponsors of the Ashes series, Specsavers have announced that spinner Jack Leach, who was a crucial cog in England's miraculous win against Australia in the third Test, will be getting free spectacles for life. 

The ongoing Ashes is currently tied at 1-1 with still two Test matches left to play.

Taking to Twitter, Specsavers confirmed that Leach will be getting free glasses. "We can confirm we will offer Jack Leach free glasses for life," Specsavers tweeted. 

After the match, all-rounder Ben Stokes' had asked the sponsors to give the spinner free specs. "Jack Leach........@Specsavers do your self a favour and give him free glasses for life @jackleach1991".

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Stokes hit a stunning unbeaten century as England defeated Australia by one wicket to win an epic third Test at Headingley on Sunday and keep the Ashes alive.

He found support in the number eleven batsman Leach and the duo stitched together an unbeaten partnership of 76 runs, in which Leach only contributed 1 run from 17 balls.

Leach was seen wiping his glasses at the crease and then playing the balls bowled to him.

As soon as the match got over, Specsavers had also tweeted asking about the official manager of Leach.

"Does anybody know Jack Leach's agent? Asking for a friend... #Ashes," Specsavers had tweeted.

Earlier this year, Leach had scored 92 runs against Ireland in a one-off Test after coming in as a nightwatchman.

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Leach was seen wiping his glasses at the crease and then playing the balls bowled to him