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Ben Stokes smashes his 11th Century, Now included in list of top players Kapil Dev, Gary Sobers, Read Here

England all-rounder Ben Stokes smashed a superb century to add to the 153 run knock by skipper Joe Root as England their grip on the 2nd test against the West Indies with a 507/9 declared on Day 2 at Kensington Oval on Friday.

Stokes took opposition tweaker Veerasammy Permaul and fast bowler, Alzarri Joseph, to the cleaners to smash 11 fours and four sixes leading to a three-figure mark.

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He helped England to reach 125 runs without losing a wicket in the morning session. Joe Root went on to score 153 which was pretty impressive too. Ben Stokes continued to bat in his free-flowing T20 style and making it to 100 with a single against Jayden Seales and dedicating the milestone to his late father.

The all-rounder is now a part of the leading list comprising players who have got over 5000 runs and 150 wickets in Test cricket. He joined Gary Sobers, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Carl Hooper and Jacques Kallis on the list.

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Players with 5000-plus runs and over 100 wickets in Test cricket:

  • Gary Sobers – 8032 runs and 235 wickets in 93 Tests
  • Ian Botham – 5200 runs and 383 wickets in 102 Tests
  • Kapil Dev – 5248 runs and 434 wickets in 131 Tests
  • Jacques Kallis – 13289 runs and 292 wickets in 166 Tests
  • Ben Stokes* – 5021* runs and 170 wickets in 78 Tests

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