England lose first ODI against New Zealand by three wickets as Ben Stokes is out for just 12 on return to international cricket

BEN STOKES produced glimpses of his celebrity expertise and was delighted to be surrounded as soon as extra by his mates on the sector.

In the long run, nevertheless, his presence was not enough to forestall England dropping to New Zealand by three wickets within the opening match of the 50-over collection.

 Ben Stokes made just 12 with the bat on his comeback for England but also took two wickets

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Ben Stokes made just 12 with the bat on his comeback for England but in addition took two wickets
 Mitchell Santner smashed 45 not out to take the game away from England

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Mitchell Santner smashed forty five not out to take the sport away from England

With a warped sense of coincidence, Stokes confronted his first ball for England precisely 5 months – actually, 5 months to the exact minute – since his fracas on the street in Bristol on September 25.

That occurred at 2.30am UK time and, with the thirteen-hour time distinction right here in New Zealand, so did the only he took off leg-spinner Ish Sodhi from the first supply he confronted.

Stokes scored 12 type 22 balls, held a catch and had figures of four-zero-15-zero from his first spell. Nothing exceptional there. However then, in his second spell, he eliminated

Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme and reworked the match in England’s favour.

It appeared as although Stokes had made a defining intervention with the ball.

However Ross Taylor accomplished his 18th ODI century and Mitchell Santner scored a speedy forty five not out – together with 4 sixes – and the Kiwis secured victory within the remaining over.

 Ben Stokes made just one boundary before being caught by Ross Taylor from Mitchell Santner

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Ben Stokes made just one boundary earlier than being caught by Ross Taylor from Mitchell Santner
 Ben Stokes took two wickets on his return to England duty

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Ben Stokes took two wickets on his return to England obligation

Captain Eoin Morgan stated: “I assumed Ben tailored to circumstances properly, used his slower balls properly. He’s delighted to be again and he’s been telling everyone that.

“It’s an superior feeling whenever you’ve been away and also you come again in. You’re again in a enjoyable surroundings by which you’ve lots of good buddies.

“I can vouch for that. I spend plenty of time away whereas the Exams are being performed however coming again to the one-day workforce all the time places a smile on your face.

“Ben travelled rather well. On the finish of his first spell, he stated he might have bowled bit longer. We didn’t actually need him at the moment. However then later we would have liked to make one thing occur and he’s definitely the kind of participant who can do this.”

Man of the Match Taylor was impressed by what he noticed in Stokes’ first match of the winter.

 Ben Stokes took the wickets of Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme in his second spell to give England hope

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Ben Stokes took the wickets of Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme in his second spell to give England hope

Taylor insisted: “He bowled heavy some heavy balls and in addition a number of change-up deliveries. He tailored properly to the circumstances. He was fairly arduous to hit and I’m positive he’ll be higher for the sport. There have been undoubtedly no cobwebs there.”

Stokes has missed 5 Checks, seven one-dayers and 4 Twenty20 matches for England and wouldn’t be human if he wasn’t frightened about his impending trial for affray, to which he has pleaded not responsible.

Proper now, he has no concept when it can happen.

Enjoying cricket once more on the very best stage would have been a supply of pleasure and aid to Stokes. He has one other match on Wednesday.

England’s complete of 284-eight was constructed across the common duo of Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

 Ross Taylor hit a match-winning 113 for New Zealand

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Ross Taylor hit a match-profitable 113 for New Zealand

After being rested for the T20 tri-collection, Root seemed as snug as ever earlier than enjoying spherical a straight ball. His innings of seventy one from seventy five deliveries was excellent however he has now failed to convert any of his final 12 half-centuries in several codecs into centuries.

Buttler hit three successive straight sixes off leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and prime-scored with seventy nine. However England misplaced momentum throughout their ultimate ten overs and ended at the very least 20 runs in need of what they appeared probably to rating at one stage.

The Kiwis have been in all types of hassle at 27-three when Taylor and Latham got here collectively for their partnership of 178. There have been loads of fluctuations earlier than Santner completed proceedings by hoisting a ball from Chris Woakes into the gang at mid-wicket.

As anticipated, batsman Alex Hales was dropped just 5 days after insisting he’ll play solely white ball cricket from now on.

Durham speedster Mark Wooden withdrew together with his newest ankle damage however England insist the issue is not critical.

BEN STOKES produced glimpses of his celebrity expertise and was delighted to be surrounded as soon as extra by his mates on the sector.