Ben Stokes announced his return to ODI cricket with a magnificent century against New Zealand in the third ODI of the ongoing series in The Oval. Coming into bat in the third over when England were in trouble at 13/2, Ben Stokes went bonkers against the New Zealand bowlers scoring 182 off 124 balls.
His knock included 15 fours and 9 maximums. Stokes not only registered his highest score but also the highest score by an English batter in ODIs. He along with Dawid Malan added 199 runs for the third wicket which is the highest for England against New Zealand. His knock helped England post a humungous total of 368 in 48.1 overs.
Let us look at the stats and numbers achieved by Ben Stokes in his 182 run-knock.
182 -Ben Stokes registered the highest score of 182 by an England batter in the ODI bettering the previous best set by Jason Roy (180) against Australia in 2018.
182 -The score of 182 is the highest score for Ben Stokes in ODI, bettering his previous best of 102* against Australia in 2017
182 -Ben Stokes registered the highest Individual score by an England batter against New Zealand in ODI. David Gower previously scored 158 in 1983.
1 -Ben Stokes’ 182 is the highest score by a batter in Oval in ODIs. The previous best was 176* scored by Evin Lewis against England in 2017.
3 -Ben Stokes’ score of 182 is the third-highest individual score by a batter against New Zealand in ODIs. Shubman Gill tops the list with 208 followed by Sachin Tendulkar with 186*.
2 -Ben Stokes (182) registered the second-highest score in ODIs by a batter while batting at number four or below. Viv Richards tops the list with 189* against England in 1983.
2 -Ben Stokes smashed a century in 76 balls, the joint second-fastest hundred by any batter in The Oval in ODIs. Stokes shares this position with Marcus Trescothick who scored against Bangladesh in 2005. Jason Roy holds the record for the fastest hundred in The Oval in an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2016.
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