• Rajasthan chase down Mumbai

    Ben Stokes struck a memorable IPL century in a batting masterclass on Sunday as the Rajasthan Royals beat the Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi.

    With the Royals reeling at the bottom of the IPL log, a spirited performance was needed if they were to get the better of the inform Mumbai, who have all but secured their spot in the playoffs.

    And, after a pretty solid effort with the bat, inspired by an unbeaten 60 off only 21 deliveries by Hardik Pandya, Mumbai posted 195-5 in their 2o overs.

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    That came in light of Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock only adding six at the top of the order after he chopped one onto his own stumps off a Jofra Archer delivery.

    But, Stokes was in a destructive mood again and finally came good at opening the batting for the Royals as he batted his way to one of the best run-chases in IPL history with an unbeaten knock of 107 off 60 balls.

    The Englishman received valuable assistance down the order by Sanju Samson, who also notched up a handy half-century of his own.

    Stokes’s heroics saw the Royals over the line with ten deliveries remaining in what would’ve been a massive morale booster for the final few pool games.


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    Andre Huisamen