England’s Stand-In Captain Ben Stokes becomes the second-fastest all-rounder to reach the Test double of 4,000 runs & 150 wickets.
He achieved this title during the third day of the first test match between England & West Indies at the Ageas Bowl. With the dismissal of Alzarri Joseph, Stokes joined former England all-rounder Ian Botham and four other greats of the game in the club of 4,000 Test runs and 150-plus wickets. He finished with outstanding of 4-49 in his 14 overs including five maiden overs.
The all-rounder reached the benchmark in 64 games. Only former West Indies great Gary Sobers is ahead of him who achieved the feat in 63 Tests.
Apart from Sobers and Stokes, former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis, India’s Kapil Dev, and ex-New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori are also on the list. Earlier in the first innings, Stokes played a knock of 43 runs the highest for England & helped them to reach 204 runs. West Indies wrapped up at 318 runs by taking a 114 runs lead.