Stokes has signed a short-term contract with Canterbury after being banned from the England team by the country's cricket board pending the outcome of a police investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.
The 26-year-old smashed seven sixes and six fours in his 47-ball innings at Hagley Oval as the home team scored 217 for nine in their 20 overs.
The England all-rounder, who was born in Christchurch, had struggled in his few appearances for Canterbury so far, scoring just 36 runs in his three one-day matches and taking one wicket.
Stokes also took a catch and finished with figures of 1-17 from two overs as Canterbury won the game by 134 runs with New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle taking 3-18 in 2.4 overs.
First Published: December 14, 2017, 12:47 PM IST