Ben Stokes smashed a match-winning unbeaten hundred to propel Rajasthan Royals to a stunning eight-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday in the match no. 45 of Indian Premier League 2020.
Stokes remained unbeaten on 107 off 60 balls and stitched a 152-runs partnership with Sanju Samson (54*) to help the Royals chase down a mammoth target of 196 that too with 10 balls to spare.
The England all-rounder plundered three sixes and 14 fours during his stay in the middle and made sure that RR win the game in order to remain alive in the playoffs race as they now have 10 points from 12 games and are currently on the sixth position in the IPL 2020 points table.
Meanwhile, cricketing world heaped praise on Stokes for his masterful knock.
Ben stokes @benstokes38 scores a quality 💯! What a timely knock when team needed it great partnership with @IamSanjuSamson another cool and composed knock ! And this #IPL2020 table is getting interesting ! Great hitting by @hardikpandya7 to set up a big total for #rr #RRvsMI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 25, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 25, 2020
Big ben @benstokes38 rings the bell tonight in the iplThis is the best 100 i have seen in the Ipl,sensational would be an understatement! @IamSanjuSamson when you are on song , the talent you have just overflows! Brilliant victory for @rajasthanroyals! #RR #RRvMI #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/QScKdJKx81
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 25, 2020
Dilli Metro mein baithne ko Seat , Zindagi me sachha pyaar aur IPL Playoffs mein jagah itni aasani se nahi milti.
Rajasthan still very much alive. Outstanding innings from Ben Stokes. #MIvsRR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 25, 2020
Loss of words for @benstokes38 ‘s innings tonight against @mipaltan Something special we all witnessed.
Wat a great supporting role played by talented @IamSanjuSamson !! At last d decision of sending #stokes at opening slot finally paid off #RRvsMI #Stokes #IPL
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 25, 2020
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 25, 2020
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 25, 2020
This man is an entertainer and he has come to win! Made that look unbelievably easy! Some very proud people in England & NZ! Feel very fortunate to have witnessed that! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 @benstokes38 @rajasthanroyals @mipaltan #stokes #IPL2020 #RRvMI
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) October 25, 2020
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 25, 2020