Ben Stokes officially retires from ODI cricket

10 highlights of Ben Stokes’ ODI cricket career as World Cup hero retires from one-day game

England’s 2019 ODI Cricket World Cup hero Ben Stokes retires after 105 matches, with final performance against South Africa.

Ben Stokes made just five runs in his swansong against South Africa before getting out leg before wicket to Aiden Markram, but when the signal went up, the crowd rose as to congratulate the Durham all-rounder, as opposition players sprinted over to offer their well wishes.

An unusual send off for a cricketer who had only made 5. But this was different: England were bidding farewell to their hero.

Just two days ago, Ben Stokes announced he would retire from ODI cricket to focus on his new role as Test captain and his position within the T20 squad.

The 31-year-old has long since been England’s talisman with bat, ball and in the field, saving their matches on numerous occasions and doing in phenomenal style at the same time.

The 2019 World Cup hero played his final one day match against South Africa yesterday (Tuesday 19 July) and while this match may have ended in a 62 run defeat, Stokes ODI career will forever be remembered as England’s iconic superstar.

Here are some of Ben Stokes’ best moments from his One Day International career...

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