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Ben Stokes is mortal

Nobody in over 2,500 Test matches had done this before:

0 No player had scored more than 150 runs in the fourth innings of a Test match while batting at No. 6 and lower, before Ben Stokes' 155 at Lord's on Sunday. The previous highest was an unbeaten 149 by Adam Gilchrist against Pakistan in the 1999 Hobart Test.

Stokes smashed 8 sixes in his epic in 2019. Today, he surpassed that craziness:

9 The number of sixes hit by Stokes during his 155 - the most by a player in an innings in the Ashes. He surpassed his record of eight sixes during his match-winning effort at Leeds, in 2019. Stokes is now also the leading six-hitter of the Ashes with 33 hits, going past Kevin Pietersen's 24.

Stokes broke multiple records but he had too much left to do. With the exception of Ben Duckett and the tenacious Broad, the team didn't build partnerships.

Let's see if this crew is capable of winning from 0-2 in this grand Ashes. Stokes will then have his name next to Bradman.


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