1415 runs with 155 fours, 16 sixes.. 2 double centuries, 1 century.. Another batsman 150 runs.. All this…
1415 runs with 155 fours, 16 sixes.. 2 double centuries, 1 century.. Another batsman scored 150 runs.. All these are the records of the Test match between England and South Africa. Exactly 7 years ago on January 3, 2016, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow put on a massive partnership of 399 runs for the sixth wicket. This is the highest partnership for the sixth wicket in Tests.
Stokes and Bairstow broke the previous record of 365 runs held by Kane Williamson and BJ Watling. This is not the same.. Another record was also registered in this match. Stokes scored the second fastest double century for England. He achieved this feat in just 130 balls. Moreover, on the second day of this Test match, he also broke the 81-year-old record as the batsman who scored the most runs in the first session. Meanwhile.. South African captain Hashim Amla also scored a double century in this test match.
1415 runs in one match..
A total of 2 double centuries and 2 centuries were recorded in this test which was held in Cape Town. Batters celebrated for 5 days. As a result both teams scored a total of 1415 runs in a single test match. England declared 629 for 6 wickets in the first innings while South Africa declared 627 runs for 7 wickets in their first innings. England could only manage 159 runs in their second innings till the last day with the loss of 6 wickets. The match was drawn as there was no result.
In this match, Stokes scored 258 runs in the first innings. Bairstow scored 150 not out. South African captain Amla scored 201 runs while Temba Bavuma (102) scored a century. This made him the first black African batsman to score a century in Test cricket.
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