99 of 52 balls against India
2nd ODI Match of India vs England ODI Series 2021, England needed 337 to win. Openers made a 100-run partnership with 1st wicket lost at 115. Ben Stokes at No 3 started his innings slow and supported Jonny Bairstow well. Stokes completed his fifty off 50 balls, later there came a carnage from his bat with next 49 runs from 11 balls. Stokes got caught behind at 99 runs of 52 balls.
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In this innings, Stokes smashed 4 fours and 10 sixes. Stokes with Bairstow made 175 run partnership for 2nd wickst in 113 balls, which led England chase target with 39 balls to spare.
84* vs New Zealand
Final Match of ICC World Cup 2019, England were chasing 242. Kiwis bowlers bowled tight lines and made English batters tough to score runs. In 23 overs, England were 86/4, they were under tremendous pressure. England needed special innings from some batsman to win 1st World Cup title. Stokes and Buttler started building partnership and bought England back on track.
They both made 109 run-partnership for 5th wicket of 130 balls. Later, Stokes with tailenders started playing his natural game. Wickets were falling on other end but Stokes had different mood. In last over, England needed 15 runs, somehow Stokes with his brilliance and luck managed to tie the game. Stokes scored 84 of 99 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Later, England went onto win the match and World Cup in Super over.