Ben Strokes IPL century thrashed Gujarat Lions at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Monday night. RPS beat GL by 5 wickets and get a step closer to the knockout stages. GL came to bat Ishan Kishan (31 runs) and Brendon Mccullum (45 runs) made a solid start but the middle order batsmen failed to score runs where Dinesh Karthik (29 runs) and Jadeja (19 runs) managed their team and finished it for 161 runs in 19.5 overs.
Unadkat of RPS bowled a tight line and took 3 wickets for his team and Imran Tahir the key bowler of RPS proved his consistency with the spell of 27/3. Following the chase of 162, there was a complete collapse of first four down and they went to pavilion quickly with single digit mark. The patient batting from MS Dhoni and a brilliant century from Ben Stokes (103 not out) helped Pune overhaul the target and beat the Lions.
Basil Thampi (35/2) and Sangwan (38/2) somewhat helped the team with the ball but Ben Strokes took the match away from GL. Let’s see some important highlights of the match here.
- McCullum(GL) steady start of 45 runs from 27 balls surprised the visitor with his partner Ishan Kishan (31 runs from 24 balls) and played a handy knock.
- Unadkat (3.5 overs 29/3) & Imran Tahir (4 overs 27/3) remarkable spell helped RPS to restrict GL to 161.
- Ben Strokes was awarded Man of the match for his unbeaten terrific century (103* from 63 balls) with 6 sixes, 7 boundaries took the team to victory path at a crucial position.
- MSD slow knock of 26 runs from 33 balls helped Ben Strokes which helped the team to maintain their 4th position in points table.
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