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Stokes fires records galore for England in second Test at Newlands

January 03, 2016 22:55 IST

England’s Ben Stokes struck a double ton while teammate Jonny Bairstow struck a century on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday. England eventually declared on 629 for six wickets. In reply, the Proteas were 149 for 2 at stumps.

Following are the records set by England and Stokes en route his magnificent double century and the massive first innings total...

England's Ben Stokes celebrates scoring a double century with Jonny Bairstow during the second cricket Test match against South Africa in Cape Town on Sunday

IMAGE: England's Ben Stokes celebrates scoring a double century with Jonny Bairstow during the second cricket Test match against South Africa in Cape Town on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

* Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow set a world record sixth wicket partnership with 399 runs, beating the previous best of 365 set by New Zealand's Kane Williamson and BJ Watling against Sri Lanka last year.

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2nd Test: Stokes strikes double ton on record-breaking day

* Stokes's 258 was the most runs by a batsmen at number six, beating the previous best of 250 set by Australia's Doug Walters against New Zealand in 1977.

* Stokes made the fasTest 250 in Test history, reaching the landmark off 196 balls.

* Stokes hit 11 sixes, the most in a Test innings by an England cricketer. It was one short of Wasim Akram's world record of 12 set against Zimbabwe in 1996.

* England made the highest ever first innings score at Newlands.

* Stokes fell four runs short of the highest Test total at Newlands. Stephen Fleming of New Zealand scored 262 against South Africa in 2006. 

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