Watch: Newly Appointed England Test Skipper Ben Stokes Hits 5 Back-To-Back Sixes In A Single Over To Reach 64-Ball Century For Durham In County Cricket
County Championships: Newly appointed England Test captain Ben Stokes hit five back-to-back sixes to reach a brilliant century off 64 balls for Durham in County Cricket
- Ben Stokes scored a 64-ball century in County cricket for Durham
- Stokes was recently appointed as the New England men's Test skipper
- Stokes replaces Joe Root as captain
In his first innings in county cricket after being appointed as the England Test skipper, Ben Stokes blasted his way to a 64-ball century for his county side Durham against Worcestershire at New Road on Friday. Stokes reached his hundred in scintillating fashion as he hit five back-to-back sixes off Josh Baker in a single over to reach the three-figure mark. Stokes took on the bowlers and suddenly switched gears after reaching his half-century in 47 balls and needed just 17 deliveries more to score the next 50 runs. Stokes came in at number six and batted with complete positive intent right from the word go.
Here are the clips of hitting hitting sixes and reaching his ton in style:
Recently, Stokes was appointed as the Test skipper of the England men's cricket team after Joe Root had decided to step down following series losses vs West Indies and Australia.
Stokes' appointment could mean a fresh start for England who have struggled in this cycle (2021-2023) of the World Test Championship (WTC).
England are currently at the bottom of the table with only one win in 13 games so far. The table is led by Australia with 5 wins from 8 matches followed by South Africa and India in the 2nd and 3rd places respectively.