England vs New Zealand, Ben Stokes: Ben Stokes’ storm with the bat was seen in the third match of the 4-match ODI series being played between England and New Zealand. Stokes, who recently came back from his ODI retirement, played a century in the ODI format after 6 years. Stokes’ aggressive style was seen in this match and he completed his century in just 76 balls. Although he missed out on scoring a double century, the record of scoring the highest number of runs in ODIs for England has now been registered in his name.
In this match, the New Zealand team decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Trent Boult gave a great start to the team with the ball and got the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on the very first ball of the match. After this, on the score of 13, Bolt gave the second blow to England in the form of Joe Root.
Ben Stokes handled England’s innings along with David Malan and the score reached 55 runs in the first 10 overs. After this, Stokes continued scoring runs at a fast pace from one end. Stokes with Malan added 199 runs for the third wicket. Malan returned to the pavilion in this match after scoring 96 runs in 95 balls.
Stokes broke Jason Roy’s record
After David Malan returned to the pavilion, Ben Stokes got the support of captain Jos Buttler and both of them did not give any chance to the New Zealand bowlers to make any comeback. Stokes scored an innings of 182 runs in 124 balls in this match. Along with this, Stokes also broke Jason Roy’s record of 180 runs. In this match, the England team was limited to 368 runs in 48.1 overs. Trent Boult took maximum 5 wickets for New Zealand.