Ben Stokes broke Pietersen’s great 18-year-old record, left behind by Rohit Sharma

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Ben Stokes, Kevin Pietersen and Rohit Sharma

Ben Stokes is counted among the best all-rounders in the world. Under his captaincy, the England team is currently playing the Ashes series against Australia. The England team is currently losing 2-1 to Australia. In the fifth game of the series, Stokes hit hard and posted a great record to his name. Let’s know about it.

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Stokes did a great job

England captain Ben Stokes came out to bat at number three in the fifth Test match of the Ashes series. Moeen Ali was unable to bat at number three due to injury. Stokes hit number three in dizzying fashion and hit all over the ground. He scored 42 runs off 67 balls, which included three fours and 1 six. He was fired by Todd Murphy. Stokes has a total of 15 sixes in the 2023 Ashes series as soon as he hits a six in innings and has become the player with the most sixes in an Ashes series. He has broken Kevin Pietersen’s record. Pietersen hit 14 sixes in the 2005 Ashes series.

Left so far behind Rohit Sharma

The record for hitting the most sixes in a Test series is held by Indian captain Rohit Sharma. In 2019, he scored 19 sixes in the three Test series against South Africa. At the same time, Shimron Hetmyer is at number two. He hit 15 sixes in the Test series against Bangladesh in 2018. Now Ben Stokes has matched Hetmyer for number two in terms of hitting the most sixes in a Test series. If he had hit another six in the current Ashes, he would have been right up there with Rohit Sharma.

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Players with the most runs in a test series:

Rohit Sharma vs South Africa – 19 sixes

Shimron Hetmyer vs Bangladesh – 15 sixes
Ben Stokes vs Australia – 15 sixes

Stokes is in excellent shape

Ben Stokes is racing in excellent shape. He played a breakneck innings of 155 runs in the second Test match against Australia. Stokes has scored 405 runs in the current Ashes, with one century and two half centuries.

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