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Rajasthan chased down the stiff goal of 196 with 10 balls to spare, due to Stokes and Sanju Samson who performed unbeaten knocks of 107 and 54 respectively. For MI, James Pattinson (2/40) was the one wicket-taker.
Stokes and Samson put collectively an unbroken partnership of 152 runs. With this win, Rajasthan have now moved as much as sixth place within the factors desk with 10 factors whereas Mumbai are nonetheless on the high with 14 factors. For his century, Stokes was adjudged the ‘Man of the Match’.
“It’s sort of bittersweet, to be honest. A bit taken aback by why it’s taken me so long to get into the tournament for the team. To be honest, the training I’ve had yesterday was the best I had throughout my time here, so I came into this with a bit of confidence. It (the ball) was coming on nicely,” Stokes advised host broadcaster Star Sports on the publish-match presentation.
“The harder shot to play was when they dug into the wicket, and we scored off Bumrah probably a lot freer than we thought we’d be able to. Things are a bit difficult right now, but hope this has given a bit of happiness back home,” he added.
Stokes’ father Ged, a former rugby league worldwide participant, was hospitalised in Johannesburg final yr forward of Christmas. Stokes additionally missed the preliminary few matches of this yr’s IPL as he was with his ailing father in Christchurch.
Earlier, Saurabh Tiwary (34) and Hardik Pandya helped MI rating 74 runs off the ultimate 4 overs as Mumbai Indians posted a complete of 195/5 of their allotted twenty overs. Hardik introduced up his half-century off simply 20 balls and remained unbeaten on 60 runs off simply 21 balls.
For Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal scalped two wickets.
RR will subsequent lock horns with Kings XI Punjab on Friday October 30 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.