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Ben Stokes hits fastest England double century in Tests

Ben Stokes hit the fastest double century for England and the second quickest in history on day two of the second Test against South Africa.

The all-rounder, 74 overnight, raced to 200 in 163 balls in Cape Town to beat Ian Botham's 220-ball England record.

Only New Zealand's Nathan Astle has reached the landmark more quickly, off 153 balls against England in 2002.

Listen as correspondent Jonathan Agnew descibes the moment Stokes reached his double century.

This clip is from Test Match Special, Sunday 3 January 2016.


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