Rising Pune Supergiant defeated Gujarat Lions in a thriller at Pune as Ben Stokes stood out to be the Star Performer. He seemed to be a lone chaser as he scored his maiden IPL century with a 103 off 63 balls which included 7 fours and 6 sixes. He took Pune across the line single handedly and justified his 14.5 crore tag with his all round performance.
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11/3 and now he is 100no out well played @benstokes38 take a bow. It’s all about time in this game. Took it deep ?? great win.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) May 1, 2017
You absolutely STAR – @benstokes38
— KP (@KP24) May 1, 2017
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 1, 2017
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 1, 2017
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 1, 2017
Ben strokes ! A serious knock @benstokes38 too much talent this guy possesses! Beautiful to watch as a left hander ??
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 1, 2017
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) May 1, 2017
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 1, 2017
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2017
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 1, 2017
Here are some stats from the Clash between Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions:
1- Pradeep Sangwan is the first bowler to take 2 wickets in the first over of the innings this IPL.
103*- This is highest score by a batsman at number 5 or below in IPL.
Highest scores at No. 5 or below in IPL:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 1, 2017
2- Ben Stokes is the second player to win 3 Man of the Match award on debut IPL season
Most Man of the Match awards in debut IPL season:
#5 S Marsh (2008)
#4 S Watson/ Y Pathan (2008)
#3 S Narine (2012)/ B STOKES (2017)
61- The balls taken by Stokes to reach his hundred is the second most by a player in run chases in IPL.
64- Kevin Pietersen v DC, Delhi, 2012
61-Lendl Simmons v KXIP, Mohali, 2014
61- Ben Stokes