Taylor Swift lost to Ben Stokes in Wikipedia search battle

Ben Stokes was searched more than American singer Taylor Swift on Wikipedia, for a while, thanks to the England cricketer's unbeaten century, which helped his side beat Australia, in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.

For a moment, Ben Stokes was a more popular search than Taylor Swift on Wikipedia, thanks to his Headingley heroics.   -  Getty Images

England all-rounder Ben Stokes took the sporting world by storm after his unbeaten 135 helped England chase down 359 against Australia to level the series 1-1 and keep its hopes of regaining the Ashes alive.

Stokes' heroics in the third Test at Headingley in Leeds became the talk of the town and he became more searched on Wikipedia than American singer Taylor Swift for a short time.

 

The International Cricket Council (ICC), re-posted a Chartr’s data —— an organisation which provides insights through graphical representation, on their official Twitter and Instagram accounts and said: “For a brief moment last weekend, Ben Stokes was a more popular Wiki search than Taylor Swift”.

Meanwhile, the ICC also took a cheeky dig at the popular American singer saying: “There’s no Bad Blood here Tay (Taylor Swift), but Stokesy’s (Ben Stokes) knock was the greatest Love Story of all time."

After the match-winning knock, Stokes also attained his career-best ranking in the longest format of the game as he moved to the second spot in ICC Rankings for all-rounders. Earlier in September 2017, Stokes had occupied the third position in the Test rankings.