Stokes surpassed the earlier document set by Jason Roy, who scored 180 towards Australia in Melbourne again in 2018. This excellent innings additionally ranks because the twenty fourth highest particular person rating within the historical past of 50-over cricket. Stokes’ distinctive efficiency included 9 sixes and 15 fours, showcasing his extraordinary batting prowess.
This unimaginable innings reaffirmed why England had been wanting to convey Stokes out of ODI retirement, particularly with the group’s upcoming marketing campaign to defend their Cricket World Cup title in India subsequent month.
Despite a shaky begin, with England at 13-2 after simply 16 balls following the fast dismissals of Jonny Bairstow (0) and Joe Root (4) by Trent Boult, Stokes, together with Dawid Malan (96 off 95 balls), orchestrated an impressive partnership of 199 runs for the third wicket. Together, they despatched New Zealand’s bowlers on a wild chase throughout the bottom.
Malan got here up simply in need of his fifth ODI century when he was caught behind off Boult after Stokes had reached his fourth hundred in 93 innings. He surpassed his earlier finest ODI knock of 102.
Stokes’ eventual dismissal, caught by Will Young at sq. leg off a full toss from pacer Ben Lister, precipitated a collapse by England from 348-5 to being all out 22 balls later for the addition of simply 20 runs.
Boult had spectacular figures of 5-51.
The collection is tied at 1-1
Roy missed out once more for England after having one other again spasm hours earlier than the match. The opener missed the primary two video games with the identical drawback and will now be a doubt for the World Cup beginning in three weeks.
Harry Brook, who’s pushing to switch Roy or one other batter within the World Cup squad, dropped out of the group to accommodate the return of Malan, who missed the second ODI after his spouse gave beginning to their son on Saturday.
New Zealand unnoticed spinner Mitchell Santner after he jarred his knee fielding within the second ODI, which England gained by 79 runs to sq. the four-match collection that ends at Lord’s on Friday.
(With AP Inputs)