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Ben Stokes makes history with double century
Article posted: 03 January 2016

I've done it once so at least I can say that.

- Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes made history as he hit England’s fastest double century on the second day of the second Test with South Africa in Cape Town.

The 24-year-old needed just 163 balls to beat Ian Botham’s record of 220 balls on the way to a total of 258 before England declared on 629-6.

It was the highest score by a number six, beating Doug Walters’ 250 for Australia against New Zealand in 1977 and his tally of 11 was the most sixes scored by an England batsman.

Ben said: “I haven't really done much for a while so it was nice to kick on and make a big score.

"I probably won't play like this ever again in my life, but I've done it once so at least I can say that."

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