Ben Stokes has been grappling with accidents during the last month or so. It had delayed his return to home competitors however on Friday he returned to skilled cricket in an empathic trend as he created a number of data in home cricket.
Stokes scored 161 runs off 88 balls which included a 34 run over by which he hit 5 sixes and a 4 in opposition to 18-year-old left-arm orthodox spinner Josh Baker.
Ben Stokes Breaks The Document For Most Sixes In An Innings In Home Cricket
Ben Stokes in his innings of 161 runs hit 17 sixes. That’s probably the most variety of sixes in a single innings in a county championship sport. He broke the document of Andrew Symonds and Graham Napier.
Earlier than Stokes, solely 4 different gamers had hit 5 sixes in an over in county championships. Stokes century was additionally the quickest century for Durham. He accomplished his century with the fifth six of the over in opposition to Baker.
The very best half about Stokes’ innings was that he didn’t appear like he was coming after an harm. At one stage within the innings, he was 46 off 8 deliveries.
Even the 34 runs he hit in a single over, it was all hit straight down the bottom, there was no wild slog.
Watch: Ben Stokes Smashes 5 Sixes In An Over In County Cricket:
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— LV= Insurance coverage County Championship (@CountyChamp) May 6, 2022
This was stokes’ first innings in First-Class cricket after being introduced because the full-time English Check captain, lately.
Earlier Stokes had withdrawn from IPL mega auctions after a disastrous tour to the West Indies as he needed to deal with the longer format of the sport. Stokes bowled probably the most overs in a sequence than he had finished ever earlier than.
This innings of his will give him a number of confidence going forward in the summertime as he prepares himself to captain the England aspect in opposition to high worldwide sides which embody, India, New Zealand and South Africa.