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Ben Stokes Records Highest ODI Score For England

England cricketer Ben Stokes recorded the new highest ODI score for England. His powerful 182 runs off 124 balls at The Oval helped the hosts to thrash New Zealand in the 3rd ODI. 

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 15.09.2023
Ben Stokes highest individual score in odi england

Last Wednesday (September 13), English cricketer Ben Stokes thrashed the New Zealand bowlers to record the highest ODI score for England. His fiery batting performance helped the hosts to claim an important win in the ODI series.

Ben Stokes scored 182 runs in 124 balls

It was the crucial third game of the four-match ODI series at The Oval, where both teams were looking for a series lead by making it 2-1. After New Zealand chose to field first, the left-handed English no.4 batter Ben Stokes scored the smashing 182 runs in 124 balls with the help of 15 fours and nine sixes. It will be one of the best innings of Ben Stokes ODI Career.


Ben Stokes scored 182 runs off 124 balls with the help of 15 fours and 9 sixes (Image Credit: X)


Stokes had a giant 199-run partnership for the third wicket with the opener Dawid Malan (96). After completing his fifty in 44 balls, Stokes reached his three-figure mark in 76 balls and completed 150 runs in 106 balls. His powerful batting helped England to manage the massive ODI total of 368 all out in 48.1 overs.

Ultimately, New Zealand were all out for 187 runs in 39 overs as the hosts won the match by 181 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

Here are some crucial stats of Ben Stokes’ record-breaking ODI knock

  • Stokes recorded the highest individual ODI score for England. The previous record was 180 runs by Jason Roy against Australia at Melbourne on January 14, 2018. (Check List 1)

  • Stokes also recorded the highest ODI score by a non-opener left-handed batter. The previous record was 174 runs by Zimbabwean cricketer Sean Williams against the United States at Harare on June 26, 2023. (Check List 2)

  • Stokes recorded the second-highest ODI score by a non-top-order batter (from no.4 to no.11 batters). The record is 189 not out by the Caribbean legend Sir Viv Richards vs England at Manchester on May 31, 1984. (Check List 3)

Highest individual ODI scores for England (List 1)


Player

Runs scored

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ben Stokes

182

New Zealand

The Oval

September 13, 2023

Jason Roy

180

Australia

Melbourne

January 14, 2018

Alex Hales

171

Pakistan

Nottingham

August 30, 2016

Robin Smith

167*

Australia

Birmingham

May 21, 1993

Jos Buttler

162*

Netherlands

Amstelveen

June 17, 2022

(Updated till September 13, 2023)


Highest individual ODI scores by a non-opener left-handed batter (List 2)


Player (Team)

Runs scored

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ben Stokes (England)

182

New Zealand

The Oval

September 13, 2023

Sean Williams (Zimbabwe)

174

United States

Harare

June 26, 2023

Brian Lara

(West Indies)

169

Sri Lanka

Sharjah

October 16, 1995

Kumar Sangakkara

(Sri Lanka)

169

South Africa

Colombo (RPS)

July 20, 2013

David Gower (England)

158

New Zealand

Brisbane

January 15, 1983

(Updated till September 13, 2023)

Highest individual ODI scores by a non-top-order batter (no.4 to no.11) (List 3)


Player (Team)

Runs scored

Opposition

Venue

Date

Sir Viv Richards (West Indies)

189*

England

Manchester

May 31, 1984

Ben Stokes (England)

182

New Zealand

The Oval

September 13, 2023

Ross Taylor

(New Zealand)

181*

England

Dunedin

March 7, 2018

Sir Viv Richards (West Indies)

181

Sri Lanka

Karachi

October 13, 1987

AB de Villiers (South Africa)

176

Bangladesh

Paarl

October 18, 2017

(Updated till September 13, 2023)

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