|England 368 (48.1 overs): Stokes 182 (124), Malan 96 (95); Boult 5-51|
|New Zealand 187 (39 overs): Phillips 72 (76); Woakes 3-31, Livingstone 3-16|
|England received by 181 runs, lead collection 2-1|
Ben Stokes clobbered the best rating by an England batter in a one-day worldwide in a 181-run trouncing of New Zealand at The Kia Oval.
Stokes’ brutal 182 beat the earlier England better of 180, made by Jason Roy towards Australia in Melbourne in 2018.
In solely his third ODI since popping out of retirement to play on this yr’s World Cup, Stokes hammered some wayward New Zealand bowling for 9 sixes and 15 fours in his 124-ball keep.
Arriving at 13-2, Stokes added 199 for the third wicket with Dawid Malan, an England report partnership in an ODI towards the Black Caps. Malan’s 96 did a lot to cement his place within the beginning XI for the World Cup in India.
Regardless of shedding their final six wickets for 32 runs, England piled up 368. Given the carnage attributable to Stokes, Trent Boult’s figures of 5-51 have been extraordinary.
Confronted with pulling off the best profitable chase in an ODI in England, New Zealand have been quickly in disarray at 37-4, thanks mainly to a three-wicket burst from Chris Woakes, who expertly used the motion on supply in an eight-over opening spell.
Glenn Phillips battled to 72 to extend the match, however after he was lbw on evaluation to Liam Livingstone, New Zealand have been hustled out for 187.
England take a 2-1 lead within the collection, which they will win with victory within the fourth and last match at Lord’s on Friday.
Tremendous Stokes leads England dominance
Even with a difficult left knee that can prohibit his World Cup involvement to batting solely, it’s Stokes’ capacity to play innings like these that made England so eager to have the Check captain as a part of their title defence in India.
Not solely can he ship in clutch moments such because the 2019 last or the 2022 T20 World Cup last, few can match Stokes for savage ball-striking when he finds the vary he did on an overcast day at The Oval.
England have been in hassle after Jonny Bairstow fell to the primary ball of the match and Joe Root dragged on, each off Boult, just for Stokes to reply in record-breaking vogue.
It was really Malan who was the catalyst for England’s restoration, the opener timing the ball sweetly sq. on either side as Stokes struggled for fluency.
Usually hacking on the ball, Stokes didn’t rating a run off the primary six deliveries he confronted and had solely 12 from his first 18. It was the introduction of left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra that jolted Stokes into life. Three sixes have been hoisted over deep mid-wicket, Ravindra went for 28 from his solely two overs and Stokes by no means seemed again.
Scoring virtually solely via the leg aspect, Stokes introduced up his fourth ODI hundred and first since 2017 from 76 balls, his quickest on this format. Although he misplaced Malan, caught down the leg aspect on evaluation off Boult, Stokes added 78 in 46 deliveries with captain Jos Buttler.
Stokes walloped off-spinner Phillips over cow nook to carry up his 150 and hit the identical bowler into the second tier of the pavilion with a monstrous straight blow.
The left-hander introduced up the report along with his last most, hitting a full toss from the tempo of Ben Lister over long-on. The Oval crowd didn’t respect the importance of the second instantly, however responded with rapturous applause when Stokes’ achievement was introduced on the massive display screen.
With greater than 5 overs of the innings remaining, Stokes had time to change into the primary England batter to achieve 200 in an ODI.
Nonetheless, two balls after bettering Roy’s mark, he miscued one other Lister full toss and was caught at deep sq. leg by Will Younger.
After Robin Smith held the England ODI report for 23 years with 167 made in 1993, it has now been damaged thrice since 2016, first by Alex Hales, then Roy, now Stokes.
The best rating by a batter in an ODI is the 264 made by India’s Rohit Sharma towards Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014.
Former captain Charlotte Edwards holds the report for the best rating by an England lady in an ODI for her 173 not out towards Eire in 1997.
Malan and Woakes headline supporting forged
Stokes’ pyrotechnics lit up what might have in any other case been a flat affair between two sides enjoying one another in a white-ball worldwide for the seventh time in 15 days.
New Zealand fielded three gamers not even of their World Cup squad, whereas England have issues over Roy, who once more missed out with a again spasm. Harry Brook waits within the wings to interchange Roy in a World Cup celebration that will likely be confirmed after Friday’s recreation at Lord’s.
In Roy’s absence, Malan took benefit of being dropped on 31 by wicketkeeper Tom Latham. So usually dealing with questions over his place within the England aspect, Malan pushed his profession ODI common to 61.26, the second-highest of all-time for males who’ve performed a minimum of 20 innings.
Whereas Malan is in superb type, Root might do with a rating – he has made solely 10 runs in three innings on this collection. England have been additionally wasteful on the again finish of their innings, from 336-4 within the forty third over, they may have reached 400, although at midway 368 appeared an enormous ask for New Zealand.
So it proved when Woakes, bowling a full size, bought the brand new ball nibbling round. The nip-backer he produced to bowl left-hander Latham via the gate was elegant.
The competition was successfully over lengthy earlier than the floodlights began to take impact. After being punished by Stokes, Phillips a minimum of salvaged one thing from his day, solely to overlook a half-tracker from Livingstone that was proven to be hitting the stumps.
That was the primary of three wickets for Livingstone, who had Lister stumped to seal England’s second-largest ODI victory over New Zealand by way of runs.
‘I mentioned sorry to Jason’ – response
England captain Jos Buttler to BBC’s Check Match Particular: “We have been examined shedding two early wickets but it surely’s precisely what I wished us to do, take extra dangers, be extra on the entrance foot.
“Stokes has performed a couple of good ones, however that was wonderful. To attain the best one-day rating for England, it was wonderful.”
“I have never seen nearly as good new ball bowling in white-ball cricket for some time. Woakes and Topley have been good, it was a incredible opening spell.”
England batter Ben Stokes: “It is not as simple as coming again and enjoying. You undoubtedly have way more time. It is simply familiarising myself with the ebbs and flows of it and it is one thing I believe I did effectively right here.
“The bloke on the tannoy introduced it simply earlier than I bought out. I had no concept I had the report. Jason mentioned effectively performed and I mentioned sorry to him.”
New Zealand captain Tom Latham: “Stokes and Dawid have been incredible. We tried to alter issues up, however they countered every part.
“We did pull it again on the finish of the innings however then we have been 40-4, and we could not get any partnerships collectively.
“We have been completely outplayed – however we now have an enormous alternative to stage the collection at Lord’s.”