Proving His Worth: Stokes 103 Leads Rising Pune to Vital Win Over Gujarat Lions

Playing XIs

Pune: 1. Steve Smith (c), 2. Ajinkya Rahane, 3. Rahul Tripathi, 4. MS Dhoni (wk), 5. Manoj Tiwary, 6. Ben Stokes, 7. Daniel Christian, 8. Washington Sundar, 9. Jaydev Unadkat, 10. Shardul Thakur, and 11. Imran Tahir

Gujarat: 1. Suresh Raina (c), 2. Brendon McCullum, 3. Ishan Kishan, 4. Aaron Finch, 5. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6. Dwayne Smith, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. James Faulkner, 9. Pradeep Sangwan, 10. Basil Thampi, and 11. Ankit Soni

Scores

Gujarat: 161/10 (McCullum 45; Tahir 3/27 and Unadkat 3/29)
Pune: 167/5 (Stokes 103* and Dhoni 26; Thampi 2/35)
Ben Stokes, for his match-winning 103* (7×4 and 6×6) off 63 balls, was the player of the 39th match of IPL 2017.

Gujarat Lions (GL) innings (toss: Pune, who chose to bat first)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Ishan Kishan caught Sundar, bowled Tahir 31 (24) 3 2 129.16
Brendon McCullum caught Rahane, bowled Thakur 45 (27) 5 2 166.66
Suresh Raina run out Rahane/Dhoni 8 (8) 0 0 100.00
Aaron Finch caught and bowled Tahir 13 (6) 1 1 216.66
Dwayne Smith bowled Tahir 0 (1) 0 0 0.00
Dinesh Karthik run out Dhoni 29 (26) 3 0 111.53
Ravindra Jadeja caught Unadkat, bowled Christian 19 (12) 3 0 158.33
James Faulkner caught Tiwary, bowled Unadkat 6 (7) 0 0 85.71
Pradeep Sangwan caught Tripathi, bowled Unadkat 1 (2) 0 0 50.00
Basil Thampi not out 2 (5) 0 0 40.00
Ankit Soni bowled Unadkat 0 (1) 0 0 0.00
Extras: 7 (2 wides and 5 leg byes)
GL’s total: 161/10 in 19.5 overs, at 8.11 runs per over
GL’s fall of wickets: 55/1 (Kishan, 5.6), 71/2 (Raina, 7.6), 94/3 (Finch, 9.5), 94/4 (Smith, 9.6), 109/5 (McCullum, 11.5), 135/6 (Jadeja, 14.6), 146/7 (Faulkner, 17.2), 148/8 (Sangwan, 17.5), 161/9 (Karthik, 19.4), and 161/10 (Soni, 19.5)
Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Jaydev Unadkat 3.5 10 29 3 7.56
Washington Sundar 2 8 12 0 6.00
Ben Stokes 4 10 36 0 9.00
Imran Tahir 4 9 27 3 6.75
Shardul Thakur 3 5 25 1 8.33
Daniel Christian 3 3 27 1 9.00
Pune innings (target: 162 runs in 20 overs, at 8.10 runs per over)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Ajinkya Rahane leg before wicket Sangwan 4 (4) 1 0 100.00
Rahul Tripathi run out Finch 6 (7) 1 0 85.71
Steve Smith caught Soni, bowled Sangwan 4 (2) 1 0 200.00
Manoj Tiwary leg before wicket Thampi 0 (2) 0 0 0.00
Ben Stokes not out 103 (63) 7 6 163.49
MS Dhoni caught McCullum, bowled Thampi 26 (33) 1 1 78.78
Daniel Christian not out 17 (8) 1 1 212.50
Batsmen who didn’t bat: Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Washington Sundar, and Imran Tahir
Extras: 7 (4 wides and 3 leg byes)
RPS’s total: 167/5 in 19.5 overs, at 8.42 runs per over
RPS’s fall of wickets: 4/1 (Rahane, 0.4), 8/2 (Smith, 0.6), 10/3 (Tiwary, 1.3), 42/4 (Tripathi, 5.3), and 118/5 (Dhoni, 16.1)
Gujarat bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Pradeep Sangwan 4 10 38 2 9.50
Basil Thampi 4 7 35 2 8.75
James Faulkner 2.5 4 30 0 10.58
Ankit Soni 4 13 16 0 4.00
Ravindra Jadeja 2 7 19 0 9.50
Dwayne Smith 3 5 26 0 8.66

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