- Ben Stokes scored his first ever IPL hundred against Gujarat Lions on Monday.
- The English all-rounder came out to bat when RPS were reeling at 10/3.
Benjamin Andrew Stokes - this name is taken with a lot of fear and respect at the same time. Fear because, his power hitting can send chills down the spines of the bowlers and respect because, he is, without any bit doubt, one of the best all-rounders in the world. No wonder Rising Pune Supergiant paid 14 crore for the Englishman.
Stokes came out to bat against Gujarat Lions when his side was reeling at 10 for the loss of three wickets. RPS still needed 151 runs to win that crucial tie against their bogey side. Believe it or not, Stokes made it happen as he stayed right till the end of the game with an unbeaten score of 103* from 63 balls to take his team over the line.
Here are 6 facts that you need to know about Ben Stokes who tore apart the Gujarat Lions bowling attack:
## Stokes scored his first ever IPL hundred and that too in a time when it mattered the most. His 103* from 63 balls powered the Pune closer to that elusive Playoff spot.
## This is his highest ever score in T20 cricket. His previous best was 77.
## His score of 103* from 63 balls is the highest by any no. 5 batsman while chasing in the history of IPL.
## The English all-rounder scored 77 more runs than any other batsmen in the team on Monday.
## It was but obvious that he'd be adjudged the man of the match for his incredible rescue act. This was his third 'Man of the Match' award of the season, which is the most by any player in IPL 2017.
## The southpaw from England faced 63 balls - it is the third-most balls faced by any batsmen while chasing in the history of the tournament.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:35 PM IST