Ben Stokes © Getty Images
Ben Stokes © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Ben Stokes, who recently become the fastest England player to reach double century in Test, has admitted that he will probably never be able to play in the same way as he did on the second day of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Stokes took 163 balls to reach the milestone on the second day of the second Test against South Africa, surpassing England great Ian Botham’s record of 220 balls against India in 1982. Speaking on his performance, the 24-year-old all-rounder said, “It was a dream innings for me. I might not be able to repeat this again in my entire life,” he added, Sport24 reported. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs England, 2nd Test at Cape Town

Stokes, who also broke the record of second quickest-double century in the Test history, said that “I just wanted to put up a good score against the hosts and, therefore had tried hard to perform in the best way possible.” Earlier, Stokes had smashed 258 runs, including 30 boundaries and 11 sixes, to help his side post the first inning target of 629 runs against South Africa. England are currently leading the four-match Test series 1-0 following their 241-run win over the hosts in the opening match in Durban. ALSO READ: Ben Stokes, Jonathan Bairstow record highest 6th wicket partnership in Tests

Stokes scored his double century of just 163 deliveries, which is the second fastest double ton in Tests, surpassing Virender Sehwag’s feat, which came of 168 deliveries. The quickest double century, however was scored by Nathan Astle, who did it in 153 deliveries. England legend Ian Botham had some nice things to say about Stokes’ feat.