New Delhi, JNN In the eyes of Stokes, who was out of the cricket world for five months due to the Bristol dispute, the misery of the controversy started when he returned to the pavilion with a unbeaten innings of 63 runs for England against the Bay Oval ground. In the second match of the five-match series against New Zealand, England stokes the spectacular performance by winning the six wickets and equaling the series with 1-1.
Due to the Bristol dispute, Stokes had to stay away from international cricket for five months. Due to this controversy, he could not even become part of the Ashes series in Australia. In this series, Australia had badly beaten England 4-0.
In the one-day series against New Zealand, Stokes made a comeback in international cricket and in the second match of the series, he not only did a fantastic innings for England but also took two wickets. He was chosen Man of the Match for this performance. In this match, Stokes played 7 fours and a six in 74 balls and then played the winning wicket of 63 runs. In a statement after the match, Stokes said, “I wanted to make sure I did not disappoint anyone”.
New Zealand batted first with a target of 224 runs in front of England. To reach this goal, England had lost their three wickets on 86 runs, when Stokes took charge of the team. Stokes then shared the 51 with Ian Morgan and 51-run partnership with Jos Buttler to the goal at the loss of four wickets.
Stokes said, ‘Our team is so close to each other that I did not think that I was away from the team for so long. I was in touch with all fellow players. Frankly, after winning, I became quite emotional. The feeling of returning from the pitch for me was very good ‘.