Stokes, initially finding it challenging to find his rhythm, settled into his innings on an excellent batting surface. He dispatched nine sixes and 15 fours in his remarkable 124-ball stay at the crease.

Partnering with Dawid Malan, the pair added 199 runs for the third wicket, establishing an England-record partnership for any wicket in an ODI against New Zealand.

Stokes, reaching his century in style with a massive hit over cow corner off the bowling of Glenn Phillips, continued to dominate the bowling attack. He even survived a close lbw review while attempting a reverse hit on 160.

As Stokes blazed past 150, he became the first England batter to surpass the 200-run mark in an ODI. However, just after bettering Roy's record, he miscued a full toss from the left-arm pace of Ben Lister and was caught at deep square leg by Will Young.

Fans went berserk on X as they celebrated the English southpaw's magnificent innings: 

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