ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reactions – Ben Stokes shine as England thrash South Africa in the tournament opener

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Ben Stokes starred in all three departments as England began their quest to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a 104-run thrashing of South Africa in the tournament opener at The Oval on Thursday.


The 27-year-old all-rounder top-scored with 89 in England’s 311 for eight, took a stunning catch near the boundary and picked two wickets for 12, as the hosts won with 61 balls left.

Brief scores:


England – 311/8 in 50 overs (Ben Stokes 89, Lungi Ngidi 3-66) beat South Africa 207 in 39.5 overs (Quinton de Kock 68, Jofra Archer 3-27) by 104 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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