On Sunday, Rajasthan Royals beat the Mumbai Indians, the strongest team of the tournament, in a tremendous game. After a long wait from Rajasthan, all-rounder Ben Stokes's bat spoke fiercely. Stokes not only hit the first six of the season, but Rajasthan also won by playing a century. Stokes also held a new record during this period.
In fact, Ben Stokes has scored a second time chasing a goal and he became the first player to do so. Batting the opening, Stokes played an unbeaten inning of 107 runs in just 60 balls in the field of Abu Dhabi. During this, he hit 14 fours and three sixes. This is Stokes' best performance in the T20 career and IPL. Earlier in 2017, he had scored an innings of 103 runs.
Stokes played a similar century in his first IPL season, chasing the target. In the league's 39th match played in Pune in 2017, then Stokes played an unbeaten 103-ball 63 and won the match against Gujarat Lions, playing for Rising Pune Supergiant. At that time, he batted at number five and hit seven fours and six sixes.
Thanks to Stokes' match-winning innings, the Rajasthan Royals team has advanced to sixth place with ten points. With this, the Royals' hopes of reaching the playoffs have also come alive. The team has won five of the 12 matches played so far and will now have to win both the remaining matches with a good run rate.