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10 Records to tumble after Ben’s brutal assault on the South Africans

10 records to tumble after Ben”s brutal assault on the South Africans: English all-rounder Ben Stokes launched a brutal assault at Newlands, Cape Town to dispatch South Africa’s bowling attack on Day 2 all-around the park of what was one of the most enthralling Test knocks ever. Sensational Ben Stokes eclipsed records en route to his mammoth score after amazing display of batting brutality. Here are the records broken. 

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Stokes produced one of the finest knocks by an all-rounder at no.6 to sink South Africa on day 2 of the 2nd Test

  1. This is the fastest double-century by an Englishman in cricket history.

  1. His 258 is the highest score by a No.6 and lower batsman in Test cricket.

  1. He has hit the second most sixes (11) in a Test innings, one less than Wasim Akram, which is the most by an England batsman, surpassing Wally Hammond in 1933.

  1. This is the second fastest 200 (163 balls) ever in Test cricket after Nathan Astle (153 balls) and fastest against South Africa.

  1. Stokes smashed 130 runs in the pre-lunch session, which is the most ever in a pre-lunch session of a Test match.

  1. Stokes and Bairstow”s 399-run partnership is the highest England partnership for the sixth wicket, beating Flintoff and Thorpe”s 281.

  1. England’s run rate on day two was 8.03. This is the highest run rate for any team in a day’s play of Test cricket (minimum 200 runs). They accumulated 312 runs in just 38.5 overs.

  1. Ben Stokes hit the fastest 250 in Test cricket, which came in 196 balls.

  1. Test cricket has witnessed the highest score in a day (453 runs) on Day 2 at Newlands eclipsing Australia’s 450 in 1921.

  1. The ‘Ben-Bairstow’ pair brought up fastest 300-runs partnership in Tests eclipsing Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid.

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