05 Greatest Innings played ever in ICC World Cups

September 17, 2023

Ben Stokes (84* vs. New Zealand, 2019)

The 2019 ICC World Cup final was a rollercoaster of emotions, with England and New Zealand battling it out in a match that would eventually be decided by the finest of margins. England needed 241 runs to win, a total that appeared achievable but proved to be anything but straightforward.

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Stokes came to the crease when England was struggling at 86/4. He absorbed the pressure, anchored the innings, and played some crucial strokes when it mattered the most. His remarkable partnership with Jos Buttler played a significant role in keeping England’s hopes alive. Stokes finished his innings with 84 not out off 98 balls, that helped England to tie the match.