Being in the last position it is always hard to face the team from the first position. But Ben Stokes has played an amazing game under pressure and scored a hundred for the first time in IPL 2020 and second time in his IPL career for Rajasthan Royals.
Ben Stokes hits the second Indian Premier League (IPL) century as Rajasthan Royals completed an amazing chase against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians made a target of 195 Runs at the back of Hardik Pandya stunning half-century, a victory that they had a great need for.
Ben Stokes played 60-ball and made 107 and Sanju Samson helped him with his third half-century that leads Rajasthan Royals still on the playing board and got an 8-wicket victory against MI. As a result, Chennai Super Kings was a knock-out, who is now out of the fight for a fourth finish.
Ben Stokes journey of IPL 2020!!
From the very beginning of the Royal Inception Ben Stokes, whose only other IPL century has been in a great chase, revealed his intent. In the first two overs, Stokes faced no delivery, seeking a wide total.
He demolished Trent Boult in the first 6 deliveries during 16 runs, exerting pressure on the Mumbai Indians right after Robin Uthappa struck James Pattinson in the previous overs. It was a sign from then on of his continued aggression against playing Mumbai Indian.
Stokes made sure that the Royals didn’t slow down, chasing a major number, even though Steve Smith broke one-off from Pattinson shortly afterward. After an enthusiastic beginning of the season, Sanju Samson struggled to find his way into the bowlers.
Stokes hits six in the 19th over of Boult and followed it into a boundary from the over and taking the Rajasthan Royals in a lead two points, holding them alive in the fourth-place race.
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