Ben Stokes, England

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

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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