Ben Stokes surpasses 5,000 career Test runs: Key numbers
England cricketer Ben Stokes led his side's charge on Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies in Barbados. England resumed Day 2 on 244/3 before posting 507/9d. In response, the Windies are 71/1 at stumps. Stokes fired a sensational 120 from just 128 balls. He shared a key century-plus stand alongside Joe Root (153). Stokes has now surpasses 5,000 Test runs.
England started well on Day 2 as Joe Root and Stokes added 129 runs for the fourth wicket. Root, who slammed a ton on Day 1, was out for 153. Stokes continued his heroics as Ben Foakes and Chris Woakes chipped in with substantial knocks. The Windies (71/1) lost Campbell early on before Kraigg Brathwaite and Shamarh Brooks batted with purpose to stand tall.
- Stokes is a champion performer in Tests and this was a brilliant performance once again.
- He took the charge and formed a valiant stand alongside Root.
- Stokes is a versatile player and his batting was top-notch in the middle-order.
- His knock was filled with aggression and the manner in which Stokes led the show, highlighted his strengths.
Stokes has surpassed the 5,000-run mark in Test cricket at an average of 36.49. He has 11 tons and 26 fifties with the best score of 258. The southpaw is the 23rd England batter to get past 5,000 Test runs. Besides, the special milestone, the all-rounder has also claimed 170 scalps at 32.17.
Stokes has scored 2,062 runs on home soil at 38.90. He has six tons and 11 fifties with the best score of 176. Away from home, the star cricketer has amassed 2,886 runs at 36.53. He has five tons and 14 fifties with the best score of 258. At neutral venues, he has 57 runs at 14.66.
In 14 Tests versus the Windies, Stokes has racked up 1,122 runs at 53.42. He has three tons and five fifties with the best of 176. Stokes has 531 runs in West Indies at 40.84. At home, he has notched 591 runs versus WI at 73.87. In the ongoing series, he has 169 runs at 56.33.