ENG vs SA: Ben Stokes scored his first Test century as captain, England got a lead of more than 200 runs

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Highlights

South Africa scored 151 runs in the first innings
England scored 352 runs for 6 wickets
Captain Ben Stokes played an innings of 103 runs

Manchester. Ben Stokes scored a century in Tests for the first time as a captain. On the basis of his best performance, hosts England won the second Test (ENG vs SA 2nd Test) is returned. On the second day of the match, England have taken a 201 run lead over South Africa on the basis of first innings and still have 4 wickets left. South Africa scored 151 runs in the first innings. Ben Fox is also playing after scoring 83 runs. England has scored 352 runs for 6 wickets in the first innings till the time of writing the news. Ben Stokes was dismissed after scoring 103 off 163 balls. Hit 6 fours and 3 sixes. South Africa is leading 1-0 in the 3-match series. He won the first test by an innings. Now the English team would like to level the series.

On Friday, the second day of the match, England started playing 111 runs for 3 wickets in the first innings. Jack Crawley was unbeaten on 17 and Jonny Bairstow on 38. However, Bairstow could not complete the half-century. He was dismissed for 49 runs off 63 balls. Hit 7 fours. Enrique Norcia got his wicket. Crowley also fell victim to Norkea by scoring 38 runs. The team lost 5 wickets for 147 runs. In such a situation, it seemed that the South African team would make a comeback.

Big partnership of 173 runs
After the fall of 5 wickets, captain Ben Stokes and wicket-keeper batsman Ben Fox took over the team. Both shared a partnership of 173 runs in 324 balls for the sixth wicket. Stokes fell victim to Kagiso Rabada after scoring 103 runs. After the fall of the sixth wicket for 320 runs, Fox and Stuart Broad are busy handling the team. Both have made an unbeaten partnership of 32 runs so far. Broad is playing 8 off 16 balls and Fox is playing 83 runs off 180 balls.

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This is the 12th century of Ben Stokes’ overall Test career. Before this match, he had scored 5320 runs in 84 matches at an average of 36. Had 11 centuries and 28 half-centuries. Apart from this, this fast bowler has also taken 185 wickets at an average of 32. 6 wickets for 22 runs is the best performance.

Tags: Ben Stokes, England, England vs South Africa, South africa

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