Watch: Ben Stokes launched Tim Southee for an audacious straight six off just the tenth ball of his innings.
Stokes came to the crease with England 93-4 and still needing over 200 to win on the fifth and final day.
But any idea of batting for a draw was quickly dispelled when Stokes, still new to the crease, ran down the track to Tim Southee and dispatched him for a massive six over long-off.
It was just the tenth ball of Stokes innings and took England to within 200 of the target.
It was the start of a remarkable innings from Stokes who took the attack to New Zealand’s bowlers as England looked to hunt down 299 on the final day.
England are 1-0 up in the three-match series having won the first match at Lord’s. The series finishes at Headingley with the third Test beginning on Thursday 23rd June.
Watch Stokes’ outrageous shot against Southee here:
Ben Stokes hits his 96th six in Test cricket. #ENGvNZpic.twitter.com/BzNsrv4PHO
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) June 14, 2022
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