England all-rounder Ben Stokes left everyone open-mouthed in Cape Town as he blasted his way to a maiden double century off 163 balls against South Africa.
It was the fastest double ton by an England batsman, the second fastest overall in Tests, and the highest score by an England number six.
He started the morning on day two on 74, and reached lunch on 204 not out. He also broke the record for most runs in a Test before lunch, making 130 in the session, while England recorded 196 runs in the session.
Twitter was in raptures.
I have decided being Ginger is pretty cool…. #SAvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 3, 2016
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) January 3, 2016
Brilliant from @benstokes38 a pleasure to watch
— Marcus Trescothick (@Trescricket) January 3, 2016
Unbelievable from Stokes ??????
— Chris Tremlett (@ChrisTremlett33) January 3, 2016
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) January 3, 2016
— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) January 3, 2016
Special from @benstokes38 Pure entertainment.
— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) January 3, 2016
Our club has grown by one today. Well batted @benstokes38
— Jason Gillespie (@YCCCDizzy) January 3, 2016
On this day, in 2016 at Newlands, the chickens came home to roost and cricket in South Africa changed forever. #feel4theplayers
— Pat Symcox (@PatSymcox77) January 3, 2016
Shooting of the highest quality @benstokes38 ????
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) January 3, 2016
The world’s a shitshow, so what better way to cheer ourselves up?
The ECB still hoping to get some cricket played somehow.
James Anderson will play forever.
Pads and gloves are awkward and cumbersome. What if we junked them?
English season delayed by at least seven weeks.
Ben Stokes on the mend after injury from when cricket was still a thing.
Several England stars have represented many franchises in the Indian Premier League since the start in 2008.
The Sri Lankan government has decided people arriving from the UK won’t be allowed into the country.