Ben Stokes has threatened to score first double century for England. He made a huge century after England lost two wickets for just 13 with Trent Boult in great form. Ben Stokes has decided to take the attack to New Zealand bowlers with unfathomable aggression. While England has been able score over 450 runs in ODIs twice, almost hitting 500, they never had a batter score double century. Ben Stokes has recorded highest individual score for England in ODIs.
He came to the crease in the third over upon fall of Joe Root’s wicket. Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes started to take control of the innings with their aggression. By the time Dawid Malan(96) got out, England had scored 212 in 30 overs. That’s destruction they both have imparted on New Zealand bowlers. As part of the preparation for CWC 2023, England and New Zealand are playing 4-match ODI series. England has been able to win second ODI and now, third ODI seems to be going their way. Ben Stokes took the game away from New Zealand with his blizzard innings.
He kept scoring at a rate that at a time, England looked poised to cross 400, yet again. Trent Boult though, brought England down again in the final overs and helped New Zealand restrict England. Ben Stokes has been able to score 182, missing a well-deserved double century. He has posted the highest ever individual ODI score for England with his effort. Trent Boult, on the other hand, took 5/51, in this huge scoring massacre by Ben Stokes. England got bowled out in 49th over, after scoring 368. Well, no other England batters could make an impact except for Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan. This innings from him will be remembered like Headingley Test.
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