IPL 2020: Stokes's century dominate Hardik's innings, Rajasthan's Royal win against Mumbai


Mumbai batsman Hardik Pandya's innings of 60 not out off 21 balls faded on Sunday, ahead of Rajasthan's Ben Stokes (107 not out) and Sanju Samson (54 *). Rajasthan achieved the target of 196 runs for two wickets in 18.2 overs. Earlier, Mumbai Indians batted first and scored 195 runs for five wickets.

For Rajasthan, there was an unbeaten 152-run partnership between Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson. Chasing the target, Rajasthan lost the wickets of Uthappa (13) and captain Steve Smith (11) soon. Both wickets went to James Pattinson.

Chennai out of Rajasthan win:

With this victory, Rajasthan's fifth win has increased to ten points. If Mumbai had won, they would have got a playoff ticket. The Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, were eliminated from the playoff race due to the winning equation of Rajasthan despite a win against Bangalore on Sunday.

Stokes's century after three years:

Stokes has scored a century in the IPL after three years. Prior to this, he had scored 103 * runs in 2017. In this sense, he also scored his best score on Sunday. This season marks the fifth century of a batsman. Before this, apart from Punjab's Lokesh Rahul and Manik Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan (02 centuries) has done so.

Heartbreaks on hearty show

Earlier, Mumbai's Hardik Pandya scored 60 runs off 21 balls. Hardik's innings included two fours and seven sixes. Apart from Hardik, Sourav Tiwari (34) scored 74 runs in the last four overs with Karthik Tyagi's 27 in the final over which included three sixes and two fours. Hardik and Sourav shared an unbeaten 64-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Ankit Rajput also scored 27 runs in the 18th over of the innings, which included four sixes. Tiwari hit two fours and a six in the 17th over of Archer's (2/31) innings.

Ishan-Surya partnership:

Earlier, Mumbai had lost the wicket of opener Quinton de Kock (06) soon. Ishan Kishan (37) and Suryakumar Yadav shared an 83-run partnership for the second wicket. In the six overs of the powerplay, Mumbai scored 59 runs for one wicket. After that Rajasthan took Ishan, Surya, and Kieron Pollard (06) wickets in the short interval to score 101 runs for four wickets. Ishan's Archer caught a visible catch with a hand at Third man.