Ben Stokes inspires England victory over New Zealand to level ODI series at 1-1

BEN STOKES produced an outstanding all-spherical efficiency as England swept to a crushing victory over New Zealand.

In solely his second look since his England ban was lifted, Stokes took two wickets, helped in two run outs and rushed to sixty three not out.

 Ben Stokes hit top form as England cruised to victory

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Ben Stokes hit prime type as England cruised to victory

The Durham all-rounder seemed shut to his greatest as England levelled the 5-match 50-over series at 1-1.

It offered additional proof of simply how a lot he was missed within the Ashes series after being arrested following a road struggle in Bristol final September.

Stokes has pleaded not responsible to a cost of affray and subsequent month he’s possible to be given a date for his trial.

Stokes had a comparatively quiet match within the series-opener in Hamilton final Sunday however he excelled in all three sides of the sport right here and was named man of the match.

 Ben Stokes was superb with bat, ball and in the field

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Ben Stokes was excellent with bat, ball and within the area
 Jos Buttler helped Ben Stokes take England over the line

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Jos Buttler helped Ben Stokes take England over the road

He shared a dominant fourth-wicket stand of 88 with captain Eoin Morgan as England gained with 12.1 overs to spare.

Morgan scored sixty two from sixty three deliveries and struck the ball with as a lot energy and authority as Stokes.

Stokes noticed the job via and it’s clear that his confidence and skill are undiminished by 5 months out of the sport and all of the hostile publicity surrounding his state of affairs.

Earlier, after placing New Zealand into bat, England’s fielding was excellent and their tally of 4 run outs – two by Stokes and one every by David Willey and Jonny Bairstow – equalled their all-time greatest in a one-day worldwide.

 Ben Stokes showed how much England had missed his presence

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Ben Stokes confirmed how a lot England had missed his presence
 New Zealand never looked like winning after posting a modest total

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New Zealand by no means seemed like profitable after posting a modest complete

There have been additionally excellent catches by Jason Roy – one diving ahead at deep sq. leg and the opposite leaping to his proper at backward level – and Willey, who judged a skied expertly as he ran again.

Though Martin Guptill and Mitchell Santner made half-centuries, the Kiwis by no means seemed like posting a complete that may problem England.

That they had gained their earlier 9 ODIs however they managed simply 223 all out earlier than being dismissed within the ultimate over.

Bairstow unleashed a flurry of early boundaries after which Morgan and Stokes took England shut earlier than Jos Buttler launched a couple of crunching blows.

His three sixes included the profitable blow into the gang at mid-wicket.

 

BEN STOKES produced an outstanding all-spherical efficiency as England swept to a crushing victory over New Zealand.

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