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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

Highlights

23:31(IST)

RPS THRASH GL

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

23:28(IST)

CENTURY!

Ben Stokes brings up his century off 61 balls.

RPS need 4 off 5 balls 

23:24(IST)

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

23:21(IST)

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

23:18(IST)

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

23:17(IST)

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

23:14(IST)

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.

23:12(IST)

Daniel Christian is the new man at the crease.

23:11(IST)

BIG WICKET!

Basil Thampi ends Dhoni's stay at 26.

RPS 118/5, need 44 off 23 balls 

23:07(IST)

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

23:07(IST)

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

23:06(IST)

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

23:01(IST)

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

22:54(IST)

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?

22:51(IST)

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

22:48(IST)

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

22:46(IST)

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

22:45(IST)

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

22:42(IST)

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

22:41(IST)

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

22:36(IST)

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

22:34(IST)

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

22:33(IST)

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

22:30(IST)

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

22:27(IST)

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

22:25(IST)

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

22:24(IST)

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

22:20(IST)

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

22:19(IST)

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

22:17(IST)

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

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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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RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5007 116
2 South Africa 4280 110
3 New Zealand 3213 107
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
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