BEN STOKES. That is the name, which has turned into the ultimate nightmare of every South African bowler. Stokes, in a display of unadulterated brutal hitting, demolished South Africa on the second morning of the Cape Town test. Stokes registered his maiden test double ton in just 163 balls, to make it the second quickest in the history of the game. The Durham southpaw scored a staggering 130 runs in the morning session, which is another record in itself.
Fans on Twitter went absolutely crazy watching this spectacle from Stokes.
Below, are some of the tweets, lauding Ben Stokes:
Good Morning Folks! Just been watching the Ben Stokes show in the Cricket! Yesterday we won a Challenge! Who is IN for more Bookie Bashing?
— Footy Challenges (@FootyChallTips) January 3, 2016
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 3, 2016
— Ali. (@iPakistani10) January 3, 2016
When you smash bowlers rather than lockers these are the results – stupendous double hundred from Ben Stokes in Cape Town
— Derek Pringle (@derekpringle) January 3, 2016
Ben Stokes has broken South Africa The 2nd fastest double century in history, an absolutely astonishing innings. Unforgettable stuff
— Cricket Viewz (@CricketViewz) January 3, 2016
Ben Stokes 2nd fastest double hundred ever – fastest ever by an Englishman. 202 NO.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) January 3, 2016
Phenomenal, brutal cricket from Ben Stokes. Eng have unearthed a real gem. That said, SA look a shadow of their former selves. #bbccricket
— Bill Bows (@billbows73) January 3, 2016
Stokes breathtaking double tramples South Africa Ben Stokes bludgeoned one of the great attacking Test innings, the second fastest double c…
— cricinfo (@MyCricinfo) January 3, 2016
Fastest Test 200s: Nathan Astle 153-balls, born in Christchurch (New Zealand). Ben Stokes 163-balls, born in Christchurch (New Zealand).
— ICC Live Scores (@ICCLive_Updates) January 3, 2016
What an innings by Ben stokes
— Andrew Scroggie (@_AndrewScroggie) January 3, 2016
The highlights of that Ben Stokes innings are painful. Brutal hitting. #SAvENG
— Ollie Davies (@olliedavies3) January 3, 2016
Well then, Ben Stokes has had his Weetabix. T20 batting in the middle of a test match.
— Matt Nicholson (@MattNicholson80) January 3, 2016
#ENGvSA Whattae game by Ben Stokes. Absolute privilege 2 watch such an electrifying innings
— In Love and Free (@jagacnr) January 3, 2016
Extraordinary innings by Ben Stokes. Who needs Kevin Pietersen?
— Richard M. White (@rmwhite21) January 3, 2016
Fantastic 200 by Ben Stokes, wouldn’t bit be good to see him reach 300?
— Kelvyn Gardner (@LIMAman) January 3, 2016
Go on then Ben Stokes
— Will Chandler (@Wchandler19) January 3, 2016
Ben Stokes. wow just wow, privilege to be here.
— Rob Hales (@mawdesleycity) January 3, 2016