Newly-crowned England Test captain Ben Stokes hit five sixes in an over on his way to a rapid century against Worcestershire at New Road.

The allrounder had to wait for his chance to shine as Durham made 339-3 on the first day of the County Championship clash.

But he took full advantage on day two, bringing up his ton in just 64 balls.

Stokes' brutal assault on the Worcestershire attack included five consecutive sixes and a four in an over that yielded 34 runs. Spinner Josh Baker was the unfortunate bowler.

Stokes eventually fell after lunch having made 161 from only 88 balls. He hit eight fours and 17 sixes before being caught on the boundary by Jack Haynes off the bowling of Worcestershire skipper Brett D'Oliveira.

David Bedingham gave the home bowlers no rest either, reaching a century of his own at the other end. He finished on 135 from 175 balls before departing soon after Stokes, caught by D'Oliveira to give Josh Baker a wicket for his efforts.

Durham declared following the loss of those two wickets and immediately set about Worcestershire's top order.

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Matthew Potts claimed the wickets of Jake Libby and Azhar Ali for ducks, and Haynes for six, in his first two overs to leave Worcester in trouble on 16-3.

He then added the wicket of Ed Pollock for 32 before D'Oliveira and Ed Barnard set about the daunting task of avoiding the follow-on.

At tea, the pair had built a solid foundation for their rebuilding job with the Worcestershire captain unbeaten on 25 and Barnard still there on 39.

Never one to be kept out of the game for long, Stokes had bowled a miserly five overs, conceding just one run in his first spell with the ball.