Ben Stokes double century - how Twitter reacted

England’s Ben Stokes sent records tumbling against South Africa in Cape Town on Sunday by smashing the second-quickest double hundred in Test history and the fastest by an England player.

Ben Stokes of England walks off after his 258 runs during Day Two of the second Test, at Newlands Stadium,in Cape Town on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

England’s Ben Stokes sent records tumbling against South Africa in Cape Town on Sunday by smashing the second-quickest double hundred in Test history and the fastest by an England player.

This is how Twitter reacted:













"What am I watching! Absolute pleasure @benstokes38. Serious striking going on, what an innings bro!"

- England and Surrey batsman Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20)

"Doesn’t get much better than that!! Got a bit of talent! Unbelievable @benstokes38 and what a place to do it."

- Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood (@Colly622)

"Take a bow @benstokes38 he could write the book on taking the game away from opposition. All men on fence and still backing himself."

- England bowler Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan)

"@benstokes38 take a bow #immensebatting #bothamesque."

- Former England footballer Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) sees glimpses of the great Ian Botham

"STOKES"

- Stokes’s Durham team-mate Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) keeps it short and sweet

"Most brutal 2 hours I can recall by Eng. 196 runs from 25 overs. Stokes 204, (Jonny) Bairstow 95."

- Former England player and Guardian cricket writer Mike Selvey (@selveycricket)