England beat New Zealand in the third ODI
Ben Stokes played a record breaking innings of 182 runs
New Delhi. If anyone had doubts that Ben Stokes, who returned to ODI cricket after 14 months of retirement, would be ready for the World Cup, his record-breaking innings of 182 runs at the Oval has dispelled all doubts. . Stokes scored his fourth century in just 76 balls in the third ODI against New Zealand. His innings didn’t just stop at the century. Instead, the powerful all-rounder scored 182 off 124 balls. This is the highest individual score by England in ODI cricket. With the help of Ben Stokes’ marathon innings, England scored 368 runs in 50 overs. In reply, New Zealand were bundled out for 187 in 39 overs and lost the match by 181 runs, one run short of Stokes’ 182. With this, England has taken a 2-1 lead in the four-match ODI series.
England batted first in the third ODI against New Zealand at the Kia Oval. The English team had a poor start. Two wickets fell early. Ben Stokes had to come out to bat in the third over. But, with his arrival, the whole game changed. Stokes combined with David Malan to get New Zealand the third wicket for 212 runs. That is, there was a partnership of 199 runs between Malan and Stokes for the third wicket. Malan started the onslaught on the New Zealand bowlers. He scored 56 runs off 30 balls and took away Lockie Ferguson. A total of 80 runs came in Ferguson’s 9 overs.
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Stokes hit 15 fours and 9 sixes
After this, Stokes began to bat strongly and beat every New Zealand bowler. He was suffering from a knee injury. That’s why he shot long shots standing up. He hit 9 sixes in an innings of 182 runs. Out of which he hit 6 in the last 31 balls. Stokes was caught out at square leg while trying to hit the 10th six. But, he had done his job. Stokes also hit 15 fours.
Woakes and Livingstone took 3 wickets each
Chasing a target of 369 runs, New Zealand also got off to a poor start. Half his team returned to the pavilion on a score of 70 runs. Chris Woakes wreaked havoc with the new ball. Glenn Phillips certainly took the lead but what could he have done alone. Phillips played an innings of 72 runs off 76 balls. Apart from that, Rachin Ravindra scored 28 runs. New Zealand were all out for 187 runs in 39 overs and England won the match by 181 runs. Woakes took 3 wickets and Liam Livingstone also took the same number of wickets.
First published: September 14, 2023, 08:18 IST