LEEDS: England’s newly-appointed Test captain Ben Stokes achieved a unique milestone in the longest format of the game as the left-hander became just the third batter to hit hundred sixes.
The English all-rounder Stokes reached the unique milestone and equalled Australia’s legendary wicket-keeper batter, Adam Gilchrist, as he hit his hundredth six in Tests. His head coach Brendon McCullum, tops the chart with 107 sixes.
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With Stokes becoming just the third batter to hit hundred sixes in Test cricket, he has also become the first player to hit hundred sixes and claimed as many wickets in the longest format of the game.
In the match, Stokes played a brief knock of 18 runs in 13 balls and smashed two boundaries and a six. That six bolstered the all-rounder to amass his century of sixes in Test cricket.
It is pertinent to mention here that the right-arm pacer Stokes has bagged 137 wickets in 81 matches at an average of 32.67 and an economy rate of 3.29.