Ben Stokes Joins Elite List Of Cricketing Legends Gary Sobers, Jacques Kallis With Sensational Feat

England Cricket Team captain, Ben Stokes, has etched his name in cricketing history by achieving a remarkable milestone in Test cricket. During the fifth and final Test of the Ashes 2023 at the Kennington Oval in London, Stokes joined the elite all-rounders alongside the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers from the West Indies and the great Jacques Kallis from South Africa.

While England may have failed to regain the Ashes urn, Stokes’ outstanding achievement adds a glimmer of pride as he becomes the third player to achieve the unique feat of scoring 6000 runs, taking 100 wickets, and completing 100 catches in Test cricket.

Throughout his illustrious career, Ben Stokes has been a force to be reckoned with on the cricket field. As the England captain, he led from the front in the Ashes 2023 series, battling against a formidable Australian side. Heading into the fifth Test, Stokes had already crossed the 6000-run mark and reached 100 Test wickets, showcasing his immense talent as both a batsman and a bowler.

On the historic occasion of the 68th over of the Australian innings, Ben Stokes completed 6000 runs, 100 wickets, and 100 catches in Test cricket. With this accomplishment, he entered the exclusive company of two cricketing legends – Sir Garfield Sobers and Jacques Kallis. Stokes’ catch to achieve the milestone was taken at short cover during the fifth Test, further exemplifying his exceptional fielding abilities.

The elite list now comprises three extraordinary all-rounders who have significantly impacted the sport of cricket. During his illustrious career, Sir Garfield Sobers, the West Indies’ maestro, recorded impressive statistics of 8032 runs, 235 wickets, and 109 catches.

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Jacques Kallis, the legendary South African, stands tall with an astounding record of 13289 runs, 292 wickets, and 200 catches. Ben Stokes’ name now stands alongside these cricketing giants, boasting stats of 6075 runs, 197 wickets, and 100 catches in Test cricket.

Despite England being 1-2 down in the Ashes 2023 series, Ben Stokes and his team showcased unwavering determination to level the series 2-2 and deny Australia their first Test series win on English soil in 22 years. Though Australia had taken the lead against England’s score of 283 runs, Stokes and his teammates displayed remarkable performances in various departments to keep the series alive.

6000 runs, 100 wickets, and 100 catches in Tests:
(8032, 235, 109) – Sir Garfield Sobers
(13289, 292, 200) – Jacques Kallis
(6075, 197, 100) – Ben Stokes

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