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5 memorable moments from the RPS v GL match that don’t fade away

Ben Stokes' scintillating innings took RPS one step closer to the playoffs.

Top 5 / Top 10 02 May 2017, 01:14 IST
RPS continued their bid for a playoff berth with a thrilling victory against GL

So far this season, the Indian Premier League has lacked a game where a player has single-handedly determined the outcome of it. However, Ben Stokes’ innings tonight was a perfect display of that.

Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and put the Lions in to bat first. The Pune bowlers did well to restrict the Gujarat team to a total of 161 runs. In response, the hosts struggled to take off, with none of their top four batsmen reaching double figures.

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However, in the end, it was the Stokes show as his century carried his team to the land of victory.

Here are 5 memorable moments from the match that don't fade away, quite like the Axe Signature range of body perfumes:

#1 GL’s fine opening stand

It seems as though the Gujarat Lions have finally found a stable opening pair in the form of Ishan Kishan and Brendon McCullum. The pair gave the Lions a solid opening stand of 55 runs before the former was dismissed.

While Kishan’s innings consisted of three boundaries and two sixes, making a 24-ball 31 in the process, McCullum was the fiercer one, scoring 45 from just 27 balls and hitting five boundaries and two sixes.

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