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IPL 2017, RPS vs GL: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 1, 2017, 11:52 PM IST

Match 39, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 01 May, 2019

Toss won by Rising Pune Supergiant (decided to bowl)

Rising Pune Supergiant beat Gujarat Lions by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Ben Stokes




Ben Stokes' 103 off 63 powers Rising Pune Supergiant (167/5) to 5-wicket win over Gujarat Lions (161 all out) 



Ben Stokes brings up his century off 61 balls.

RPS need 4 off 5 balls 


SIX! Stoikes hammers another one off Thampi towards long on. What a power he has. He moves to 97 with this monster hit. RPS need 9 off 7 balls


SIX! Thampi starts his fourth over. And, Stokes welcomes him with a huge SIX towards long on. 


FOUR! Christian uses the pace and cuts it through deep backward point. Superb placement from the right-hander. RPS need 28 off 14 balls


Christian plays a sloppy shot. It goes in the air and lands in no man's land. He is safe. 


FOUR! Powerful hit from Stokes. He sends the ball with the same pace Thami bowled. He hammers this one towards long on. RPS 125/5, need 36 off 18 balls.


Daniel Christian is the new man at the crease.



Basil Thampi ends Dhoni's stay at 26.

RPS 118/5, need 44 off 23 balls 


FOUR! Stokes smashes this time towards deep extra cover. Excellent placement from the left-hander. RPS 116/4, need 46 off 26 balls


FOUR! Stokes smashes this time towards deep extra cover. Excellent placement from the left-hander. RPS 116/4, need 46 off 26 balls


SIX! This is Stokes' best. Smith is dejected. Stunning shot from Stokes. He sends Dwayne Smith towards deep mid wicket.


SIX! Dhoni goes back and across and pulls ths over deep mid wicket area. What a shot from Dhoni. 


Excellent over from Ankit Soni.. Just 7 runs off it. RPS need 75 off 42 balls.

With Dhoni and Stokes at the crease, can RPS chase down 162-run target?


FOUR! Ben Stokes leaves his crease early and flicks the ball towards fine leg boundary. Superb stuff from him. Rising Pune Supergiant need 82 off 48 balls


Second 50 of this IPL up for Stokes as he picks a single off Smith. Needs to carry on from here as the job has just started. Pune's score reads 73/4


Just 5 runs from the Soni over as both Dhoni and Stokes look to rotate the strike here. Pune's score reads 72/4 after 11 overs


Stokes finding it difficult to take the attack to Soni and preferring to take the singles and rotate the strike. Pune's score reads 70/4


BACK TO BACK SIXESSSS! Two in a row and the second one is 94m long. The first one was a sweep into the mid-wicket stands and the next one if much straighter as Jadeja walks back to the mark. Pune's score reads 64/4


Just one run from Soni's over as Stokes and Dhoni are finding it difficult to face the spinners. Pune's score reads 52/4


Good finish to the over from Jadeja as he gives away only 4 runs there. Dhoni decides to play him out as Pune's score reads 51/4


Dhoni welcomes Jadeja to the bowling crease with a cover drive to the boundary. That was a good shot as Pune's score reads 51/4


Good over from Soni here, just 4 runs off it. Keeping a good tab over Dhoni and Stokes as Pune's score reads 47/4


Soni starts proceedings for Gujarat after the break and gets an edge immediately off Stokes' bat and the ball goes to the third-man region as Stokes picks up 2 runs. Pune's score reads 45/4


Pune's score reads 43/4 after 6 overs with Dhoni and Stokes at the crease. That is time for the first strategic break


RUN OUT! Tripathi is gone for 6. That was crazy as he called Stokes for the second and then stopped mid-way. Finch hits the wickets direct from long-on. Stokes is livid as Pune's score reads 42/4


Stokes now digs into Faulkner. That was short and Stokes just crunched that through point. Pune's score reads 41/3


Tripathi gets his first boundary of the night and that was crunched through the gap between point and covers. Pune's score reads 37/3


MAXIMUM! Sangwan bowls that short and Stokes gets into position and times that well enough to send that into the fine-leg stands. Pune's score reads 32/3


7 runs off the 4th over for Pune. Stokes and Tripathi looking to re-build the innings here. Pune's score reads 23/3


IPL 2017, RPS vs GL: As It Happened

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Steadily gaining momentum after struggling initially, Rising Pune Supergiant would look to maintain the rhythm when they clash with a low-on-confidence Gujarat Lions.

After languishing in the bottom-half of the table, Supergiant notched up four wins in their last five matches to grab the fourth place.

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