Tweets of the Week: Spicy Stokes’ 200

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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.

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