Ben Stokes celebrating his century © Getty Images
Ben Stokes celebrating his century © Getty Images

England started with hopes of achieving 400 run target by end of day, but Ben Stokes had different idea all together. Stokes stroked all of South Africa  bowler’s off the ground to demolish any hopes of them getting back in the game. Stoke got himself in the record books getting past Virender Sehwag’s second fastest double hundred off just 168 balls, with double ton 163 off balls. Stokes brought up his 100 from 105 balls and 150 off 135 deliveries. Stokes also became the 10th batsmen in Test to get a double hundred at No.6. Live Cricket Scorecard: South Africa vs England, 2nd Test at Cape Town,Day 2

Coming back to the match Stokes and Jonny Bairstow also crossed their 250 run stand for sixth wicket, which is also the highest at Cape Town. England go into lunch brilliantly placed at for 5 with Stokes and Bairstow in the middle.Credit must also go to Bairstow, who batted with equal aggression and flash. Bairstow also got on to make his seventh half-century in Tests of 69 balls. Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs England 2015-16, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Cape Town

Bairstow had also made a fifty in the second innings of the first Test. A total of 196 runs came this 25 over session. Chris Morris was the most unlucky of the bowler as Stokes hit as many as 16 boundaries to score a total of 77 runs in the 53 balls he faced.South African bowlers sprayed the ball all over the pitch without any idea of line or length to bowl at English batsmen. ALSO READ: Ben Stokes: Ruler of hard-hitting ‘Stoke’ing’ abilities

 

Brief scores:

England 513 for 5 ( Ben Stokes 204*, Jonny Bairstow 95* ; Kagiso Rabada 3 for 123 Morne Morkel 1 for 102 ) vs South Africa

(Vishal Mehra is a reporter at CricketCountry, who enjoys his weekly dose of anime, and plays cricket once a white moon. His twitter handle is @vishal_oxyjinn)