Ben Stokes carved his name into the records of English ODI cricket history with a magnificent innings of 182 runs against New Zealand at The Kia Oval. Stokes unleashed a magnificent onslaught on the New Zealand bowlers in only his third ODI since returning from retirement. During his 124-ball stay at the crease, his bat hit the boundary ropes 15 times and sailed past them nine times. Stokes’ entrance at a precarious 13-2 provided the turning point of the innings as he and Dawid Malan proceeded to craft a monumental 199-run partnership for the third wicket. This partnership not only resurrected England’s innings but also set a new record for England in ODIs against New Zealand.
Ben Stokes‘ stunning innings of 182 not out at The Kia Oval not only propelled England to a dominant total, but it also established a new record for the highest individual score by an England batsman in a one-day international. Stokes’ incredible feat broke Jason Roy’s previous record of 180 during his innings against Australia in Melbourne in 2018.
England batter Ben Stokes said: “It’s not as easy as coming back and playing. You definitely have much more time. It’s just familiarizing myself with the ebbs and flows of it, and it’s something I think I did well here.
Despite his ongoing left knee issue that limits his contribution to batting alone, Ben Stokes’ capacity to produce innings like his remarkable 182 not out has made him an invaluable asset to England’s ambitions in the upcoming World Cup. Stokes’ ability to play game-changing innings, even under physical constraints, underscores his importance to the team’s title defense in India.
Ben Stokes has smashed a magnificent innings of 182 runs against New Zealand at The Kia Oval in 124 balls.
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