England fans were amazed as Ben Stokes rode from 50 to 99 in just 11 BALLS … before being cruelly caught in just a belligerent century in the second ODI win against India
- Ben Stokes reached his 50th for England in the second ODI with 40 balls
- But what came next was a stunning show of all-rounder power-hitting
- He hit three consecutive sixes off India spinner Kuldeep Yadav in Pune
- He also focused on Krunal Pandya, but was one point short of his deserved century
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Ben Stokes has left the current and former England stars in awe after an all-time great innings of 99 for his side in the second ODI against India.
Stokes produced some truly memorable innings for England in the 2019 World Cup and Cape Town in 2016, hitting a double hundred off the Test.
But no one came close in the truly dismissive and combative hitter who came off the all-rounder after reaching his half-century at Pune, when England successfully chased 337 with over six overs left to tie the three-game streak. bring.
Ben Stokes has left the current and former English stars in awe after sensational innings
The English all-rounder scored on 40 balls for half a century in Pune as his team was on their way to win
BEN STOKES ORDER FROM 50 TO 99
Ball 1: 6
Ball 2: 6
Bullet 3: 6
Bullet 4: 1
Bullet 5: 6
Bullet 6: 4
Bullet 7: 2
Bullet 8: 6
Bullet 9: 6
Bullet 10: 2
Bullet 11: 4
Ball 12: W.
Stokes joined Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow to get fifty – he did that in 40 deliveries, and by the end of that 32nd the tourists were at 218 for one.
But he then decided to launch into a blitzkrieg and moved his individual score to 99 in the next 11 deliveries in an extraordinarily stunning display of powerhitting.
He crashed Kuldeep Yadav for three consecutive sixes in the 34th, then also took Krunal Pandya into town from the other side with three more sixes and a four.
Looking unstoppable, Stokes was destined for a remarkable fourth ODI century, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to get him a glove behind Rishabh Pant, but with a score of 285 to two, the job was all but done.
But after reaching the milestone, he scored an incredible 49 points from his next 11 deliveries
He looked like a century in Pune but chased Bhuvneshwar Kumar against Rishabh Pant
Former English spinner Graeme Swann was left dumbfounded and wrote, “That passage from Johnny Bairstow and @ benstokes38 was just insane.”
Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan said: ‘This is lovely to see … absolute carnage … India looks 100 short …’
Current English sailor Jofra Archer, who is from the current series with an elbow problem, congratulated his teammate and simply added, ‘Earned a 100’.
Centurion Bairstow also left for 124 after Stokes was fired, while Captain Jos Buttler was bowled before an excellent cameo from Liam Livingstone saw England take home.