Stokes run out for duck in Christchurch

Ben Stokes' struggles in New Zealand cricket have continued with the England allrounder run out for a duck in a domestic one-day game.

The allrounder returned figures of 1-56 from 10 overs in Sunday's one-day fixture at Christchurch's Hagley Oval between Canterbury and Northern Districts.

But he later paid the price for ball watching from the non-striker's end, having faced just one delivery.

Called through for a single by partner Michael Pollard, Stokes hesitated as Brett Randell collected the ball at mid-on and threw down the stumps.

He had made two and 34 in his first two innings for Canterbury.

Stokes earlier pocketed a return catch to dismiss Northern Districts allrounder Anton Devcich in his ninth over, claiming his first wicket for Canterbury in his third game for the team.

Defending champions Canterbury, chasing their first win of the one-day competition, were 154-5 after 35 overs chasing 275 for victory.

Christchurch-born Stokes is playing in his country of birth while waiting to learn if he'll be able to play in Australia this summer.

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