RR vs MI: Ben Stokes scored his second century in the IPL.© BCCI/IPL


Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by eight wickets in the 45th match of IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson stitched an unbeaten partnership of 152 runs, to help RR chase down a target of 196. Stokes scored his second century in the IPL, smashing 107 runs off 60 deliveries. The Englishman’s innings comprised of fourteen boundaries and three sixes. Samson registered his 13th half-century in the IPL, accumulating 54 runs from 31 balls with four boundaries and three maximums to his credit. Australian pacer James Pattinson was the pick of the bowlers for MI, accounting for two wickets. MI posted a total of 195 runs for the loss of five wickets after skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to bat. All-rounder Hardik Pandya was the highest run-scorer, smashing 60 runs off 21 deliveries, with two boundaries and seven sixes to his credit. Suryakumar Yadav was the second highest run-getter, accumulating 40 runs off 26 balls. Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal picked two wickets apiece for RR. (SCORECARD)

IPL 2020 Match 45 Highlights Between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, Straight From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
















  • 23:24 (IST)

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  • 23:07 (IST)

    Stokes completes his second century in the IPL with a six

    Ben Stokes completes his second century in the IPL with an excellent six off a back of length delivery, which he pulled astutely over mid-wicket.











  • 22:57 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Ben Stokes has reached 95 following a top-edge off a short delivery, which makes its way down to the third man fence.











  • 22:53 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Stokes has been unstoppable today, completing yet another boundary boundary following a neat flick off a leg-stump yorker.











  • 22:52 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Boundary for Ben Stokes following a slower short ball which he top-edged past the fielder at short third man.





















  • 22:48 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Consecutive boundaries for Sanju Samson who directs a full toss bowled down leg stump, off to the ropes.











  • 22:47 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Samson ges a fine boundary pulling the short ball astutely, with James Pattinson unable to stop the ball despite a dive at long leg.











  • 22:41 (IST)

    100-run partnership between Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes

    Sanju Samson smashes a clean six over long-off with some excellent footwork, bringing up the 100-run partnership between Samson and Ben Stokes.











  • 22:40 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Sanju Samson scores a lovely boundary down to deep backward point, directing the ball beautifully in the gap.











  • 22:38 (IST)

    SIX!

    Second six of the innings for Ben Stokes who comes down the track, sweetly timing a big hit straight down the ground.











  • 22:37 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Sanju Samson plays a smart shot, running the delivery fine past short third man with the ball finding its way to the ropes.











  • 22:34 (IST)

    SIX!

    Phenomenal hit by Sanju Samson who plays a beautiful shot, timing the ball sweetly over long-off.











  • 22:31 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Subllime boundary by Ben Stokes who hits a slower short ball past extra-cover with great strength.





















  • 22:22 (IST)

    50-run partnership between Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes

    50-run partnership between Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes, following a fine boundary by the Englishman. Stokes smashed the low full toss straight down the ground with great strength.











  • 22:11 (IST)

    SIX!

    Superb six by Sanju Samson who clears the boundary with a classy, well-timed shot to deep extra cover.











  • 22:07 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Seventh boundary of the innings for Ben Stokes, who plays a switch hit, directing the ball through backward point.











  • 22:05 (IST)

    SIX!

    Opening six of the innings for Ben Stokes who goes down on one leg, slog-sweeping the ball into the deep mid-wicket stands.





















  • 21:58 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Boundary for Ben Stokes who continues to attack, playing a reverse sweep down to the third man fence.











  • 21:54 (IST)

    WICKET! Steve Smith b James Pattinson 11 (8)

    Steve Smith drags an in-seamer onto his stumps following an inside edge, having attempted to puncht the ball without proper footwork. Sanju Samson is the next batsman in.











  • 21:48 (IST)

    SIX!

    Steve Smith gets his first six of the innings, shuffling across and flicking the ball over deep square leg, having cleared his front leg.











  • 21:46 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Steve Smith gets his first boundary of the innings, following a well-timed shot off a back of length delivery.











  • 21:45 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Hat-trick of boundaries for Ben Stokes, who smashes the ball astutely through extra cover following a full delivery by Trent Boult.











  • 21:42 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Another boundary for Ben Stokes who chips the pitched up delivery over the bowler, with the ball finding its way to the fence. 











  • 21:41 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Second boundary by Ben Stokes who hits a low full toss straight down the ground, with no fielder present to stop the ball.











  • 21:41 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Excellent boundary by Ben Stokes who comes down the wicket, timing a clip shot through the mid-wicket region.











  • 21:38 (IST)

    WICKET! Robin Uthappa c Kieron Pollard b James Pattinson 13 (11)

    James Pattinson strikes with the dismissal of Robin Uthappa, who attempted to pull the ball without much timing, handing an easy catch to Kieron Pollard. Steve Smith is the new man in.











  • 21:36 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Second boundary of the innings for Robin Uthappa who plays a brilliant drive down to extra cover, off a fractionally full cross-seam delivery.











  • 21:34 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Fine boundary by Robin Uthappa who pulls the short ball over mid-wicket, timing the shot astutely.











  • 21:32 (IST)

    Excellent start by Trent Boult

    Trent Boult gets the defence of 196 off to a strong start for MI, conceding just five runs from the opening over of the second innings.











  • 21:29 (IST)

    Ben Stokes to start the chase alongside Robin Uthappa

    Ben Stokes will be opening the innings with Robin Uthappa, as RR attempt to chase a stern target of 196 runs. Trent Boult to bowl the first over.











  • 21:18 (IST)

    RR need 196 runs to win

    Mumbai Indians finish with a score of 195 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Hardik Pandya smashed a fantastic six off the final delivery, thrashing the ball over long-off. The all-rounder has finished unbeaten with a score of 60 runs off 21 deliveries.











  • 21:16 (IST)

    Half-century for Hardik Pandya

    Half century for Hardik Pandya following a six off a short ball over long-off.











  • 21:15 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Hardik Pandya has been unstoppable, chipping the ball over extra cover following a fuller delivery.











  • 21:13 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Hardik Pandya continues to smash the ball, taking advantage of a short and wide delivery to direct the ball over extra cover.











  • 21:11 (IST)

    SIX!

    Sublime six by Hardik Pandya who swings with great strength over deep mid-wicket, having picked the length early. 











  • 21:05 (IST)

    WICKET! Saurabh Tiwary c Ben Stokes b Jofra Archer 34 (25)

    Saurabh Tiwary departs for 34 following a full toss from Jofra Archer, which Saurabh hit straight to Ben Stokes at long-on. Krunal Pandya is the new man in.



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