I saw Ben Stokes hit the fastest ever century in Lord’s Test against New Zealand on May 24th last year. It was a thrilling innings to watch. It means we all should know he can be the most powerful and sustained hitter of the ball in modern cricket. It took him just 85 balls to reach 100.
In the Second test against South Africa in Cape Town Ben Stokes has surpassed his brilliance at Lord’s. Hitting the fastest ever double hundred by an England test batsman, he rushed past 200 in just 163 deliveries.
Well done, Ben. You have lit up test cricket and England with such an amazing display.