Ben Stokes finds form in New Zealand

Ben Stokes scored 93 runs for Canterbury
Ben Stokes scored 93 runs for Canterbury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has finally found some form during his stint with Canterbury with a fluent 93 run knock in the Super Smash encounter against Otago in Christchurch on Thursday.

Stokes, who came to bat at number four plundered six boundaries and seven maximums in his 47 ball knock and helped Canterbury post 217 for nine in the 20 overs which they defended with ease by 134 runs with the Durham all-rounder also snaring wicket in his outing with the ball.

Earlier, 26-year-old was suspended by the England and Wales Cricket Board pending an outcome of a police investigation for his involvement in an incident in Bristol that saw him lose his Ashes spot.

Stokes returned to competitive cricket after a hiatus of over two months for the New Zealand provincial side but managed only 2, 34 and 0 in the three List A games before he managed to strike form on Thursday's T20 encounter.

He has been named in England's One-Day International squad that will compete in a five-match series against Australia but his participation will be based on the outcome of the case.

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