IPL 2020: Ben Stokes heavily outweighs Mumbai Indians, wins team unilaterally

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In the second match of Super Sunday, the audience got to see a match where fours and sixes rained heavily. In this match, Rajasthan Royals, one of the laggard teams of the tournament, defeated the four-time IPL winner Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in a one-sided match. The team had a big target of 196 runs from Mumbai, which was easily achieved by Ben Stokes’s unbeaten 107 off 60 balls and an unbroken 152-run partnership for the third wicket with Sanju Samson. With the victory of Royals, Chennai Super Kings have been eliminated from the play-off race. Chasing a target of 196 runs for the win, the Royals scored 196 for two in 18.2 overs.

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In this match, Ben Stokes’s Sanju Samson played well, scoring 54 runs in 31 balls with four fours and three sixes. The Royals needed 10 runs in the last two overs, but Stokes completed his century with a six off Pattinson on the first ball of the 19th over. After this, a four-ball hit on the next ball led the team to victory.

Earlier, with the help of Hardik Pandya’s 21-ball unbeaten 60, Mumbai Indians scored 195 runs for five wickets. Mumbai lost wickets in the middle overs, but later Hardik played a very aggressive innings for the first time this season, giving the team a huge score. He hit two fours and seven sixes in his innings. Saurabh Tiwari, playing well with him, scored 34 runs in 25 balls. The defending champions team scored 74 runs in the last four overs.

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Tiwari and Hardik added 64 runs for the fifth wicket. Tiwary hit two fours and a six in Archer’s 17th over while Hardik hit Ankit Rajput for four sixes in the next over. 27 runs scored in this over. In the last over, Hardik hit Karthik Tyagi for three sixes and two fours. Earlier, Mumbai lost the wicket of Quinton Dickock (6) quickly. Then Ishaan Kishan (37 off 36 balls) and Suryakumar Yadav (40 off 26 balls) added 83 runs for the second wicket. Kishan and Surya hit fast bowler Rajput for a six each.

Surya hit two fours in the ninth over bowled by Shreyas Gopal. Rajasthan, however, tried to come back early by dismissing Kishan, Surya and Kieron Pollard (6). Mumbai’s score was 101 for four at this time. Kishan catches Archer at thirdman off Tyagi. Surya and Pollard were sent by Gopal to the pavilion. Surya gave an easy catch to Ben Stokes while Pollard was bowled over Googly.

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