The first match of the 3-match Test series between England and the Windies is being played at The Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton. Where the England team’s acting captain Ben Stokes has made history. Let us tell you, Stokes completed 150 wickets in Test cricket. He has become only the sixth all-rounder to do so in Test cricket.
In fact, Ben has the record for the fastest 4,000 runs and 150 wickets in Test cricket to the name of Gary Sobers of West Indies. Sobers did this feat in the 63rd Test. At the same time, Stokes held this record in his 64th Test. Stokes has 151 wickets and 64,099 runs in 64 Tests so far. Let me tell you, the name of former England team veteran Ian Botham is also included in this list. However, in the third place, the name of former India captain Kapil Dev is also in the list.
Significantly, for England, captain Ben Stokes took four wickets for 49 runs, James Anderson took three wickets for 62 runs and off-spinner Dom Bais took two wickets for 51 runs. The West Indies innings had two important partnerships. Brathwaite and Hope shared a 59-run partnership for the second wicket, while Chase and Dowrich added 81 runs for the sixth wicket to put their team in a strong position. In the morning, Craig Braithwaite led by 20 and Shai Hope led the innings by three runs.
4000 runs and 150 wkts in Tests:
Garry Sobers 8032 + 235
Ian Botham 5200 + 383
Kapil Dev 5248 + 434
Jacques Kallis 13289 + 292
Daniel Vettori 4531 + 362
Ben Stokes 4099 + 150