Ben Stokes century scripts stunning victory to Pune

Vastavam web: Ben Stokes hit a century  (106) not out in IPL match on Monday night. The match held between Super giants Pune and Gujatath Lions. Ben Stokes brought the victory with a single hand to Pune team by hitting a century and with a ball in spare. Having win the toss Bangaluru team elected to bat and made 161 runs all out in 19.5 overs. McCullum top scrorer in the Lions team hit 45 runs in 27 balls (5fours,2sixers),Ishan Kishan 31 runs out of 24 balls, the pair taken up the score to 55 runs for the first wicket. In one down Captain Raina disappointed only with 8 runs. In power play Tahir gave a shock in the 10th wicket. In the middleorder Dinesh karthik (26 runs out of 29 balls) and Jadeja (19 runs out of 12 balls , 3 fours) played an average game to add only 26 runs to the score. The team at last made 161 runs, all out in 19.5 overs. The Pune taken up the batting, Sangwantook took the wicket in the first inning in the first over. Within the two balls difference he took two wickets, Ajinkya Rahane (4),Captain Steven Smith got out.Manoj Tiwari  (0) gone out in the second over, the Pune team lost three crucial wickets only within 10 runs. Tripati along with Stokes tried their level best to take up the score, but Tripati got  run out unexpectedly scoring only 6 runs. At this time Dhoni (26:33balls, 1×4 ; 1×6) with Ben Stokes sustained in the creez and with huge shots made game interesting. Dampi divided the pair at 118 run by making  Dhoni out.The pair got together 76 runs, Stokes played ferociously with out hesitation and taken up the score to the end with Sixers and fours steered the them to the victory. He hit the century in 61 balls, at the last a ball in the spare , Christian hit 17 runs not out out of 8 balls (1×4 ;1×6) crossed the target number 167/5 . With this win Pune team now reached to the fourth place in the tourny after this match