Top 5 ODI Innings from Ben Stokes

July 24, 2022

102* vs Australia, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

10th Match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, England needed 278 runs to win the match. Start was not good from England as they lost top 3 inside 6 overs. Then duo of Eoin Morgan and Stokes started fearless cricket and started smashing bowlers. Counter-attack from both batsmans changed the game in England’s favor. Duo made a 159 run partnership with Morgan got run out after scoring 87 runs.

Stokes scored hundred and finished with 102* off 109 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes. With rain came into play England won the match by 40 runs by D/L method.

82* vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Cup 2019

Ben Stokes blitz went in vain as England lost to Sri Lanka by 20 runs

Match 27 of ICC World Cup 2019, England needed 233 to win. Jonny Bairstow got out for duck in 1st over, after that England was not able to find momentum and play their natural game. Sri Lankan bowlers kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. RPO for England was under 4 throughout the innings. England needed 106 runs in last 20 overs.

England batsman failed to stay and support Stokes on other end. Stokes with tail stayed on one end and started smashing SL bowlers. Wickets kept falling on other end and England got all out for 212 runs, 20 runs shorter than target with 3 overs left. Stokes finished with 82* off 89 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes. Blitz from Ben Stokes went in vain.