IPL Highlights: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Vs (GL) Gujarat Lions

Updated: 01 May 2017 23:44 IST

IPL Highlights and ball-by-ball commentary from the 39th T20 match between Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and (GL) Gujarat Lions at Maharashtra Cricket Association's International Stadium, Pune.

IPL Highlights: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) Vs (GL) Gujarat Lions
IPL Highlights: Rising Pune Supergiant recorded a crucial 5-wicket win over Gujarat Lions. © BCCI

Ben Stokes' maiden IPL century powered Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a crucial five-wicket win over Gujarat Lions (GL) in an Indian Premier League game in Pune on Monday night. Gujarat Lions picking up three early wickets at the start of the Pune innings put the home team on the backfoot. However, patient batting from MS Dhoni and a brilliant century from Ben Stokes (103 not out) helped Pune overhaul the target and beat the Lions. For Gujarat, Basil Thampi finished with figures of 2 for 35. Ben Stokes was adjudged the Man of the Match. The win helps Pune maintain their fourth position in the points table while Gujarat are sixth. (SCORECARD)

Earlier, Tahir was once again the destroyer-in-chief for Pune as he put brakes on Gujarat's scoring and was ably assisted by Jaydev Unadkat, who bowled brilliantly at the death to help himself to three wickets.

When and Where to watch: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) vs (GL) Gujarat Lions

(RPS) vs (GL) is scheduled for a 8 pm IST (2.30 pm GMT) start. Live Streaming and TV information for the match can be found below.

India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD (English), Sony Max (Hindi), Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

International: Live Streaming: Cricketgateway.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

IPL Highlights: RPS vs GL

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Phew! Two close games, two last over finishes, this was a proper humdinger of a double header! Mumbai first beat Bangalore in the final over to consolidate their top position. It was Ben Stokes then who led a brilliant recovery to see his team through. Woah, we all need a break. There is only one game tomorrow, for a change, Delhi host Hyderabad at 2000 local (1430 GMT). We look forward to your company. Until then, goodbye and take care!

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Man of the Match, Ben Stokes says that he has a cramp in his calf and he gets them a lot so hopes to be fine tomorrow morning. Calls it great to be part of both sides of the game and says that it is the best part about being an all-rounder. Admits that they lost quite a few early wickets but he and Dhoni were happy to take it over by over and it worked off. Calls it one of the good days. On his maiden ton, says that it's always nice to get personal accolades but hopes that the team can continue to do well and go through to the final. Mentions that the break was actually good as he got his practice routines right which he thought were slipping away. Is happy that he put those into practice today.

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Steven Smith starts by saying they didn't get an ideal start but feels they recovered big time. Emphasizes on the partnership between Stokes and Dhoni and continues praising Stokes to take them over the line. Further says the bowlers can't be kept out as they are the ones who pulled things back to restrict a heavy batting unit to a respectable total. Adds they have played some good cricket recently and hopes they continue to do so. Ends by lauding Stokes yet again and opines he is one of the quality players in their ranks.

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Suresh Raina is really disappointed with the loss but feels they did well. Appreciates Stokes for anchoring the innings and taking the game away from them. Admits they were surely below par which in the end cost them the game. Lauds the efforts of Sangwan and Soni for the way they bowled. Ends up saying they still have four games to go and would look to take the responsibility a bit more. Hopes they can turn things around.

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Just when Dhoni wanted to hit out, he departed to Thampi. Stokes though showed his class to play one of his best knocks in colored clothing. Pune will be delighted with the win as it puts them in a really good position on the points table. They bowled well earlier on with Imran Tahir and Jaydev Unadkat taking three wickets each to restrict the visitors. Stokes failed with the ball but stepped up with the bat to earn them two vital points. Stay tuned for the details from the presentation.

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Stokes - there was so much debate about him, whether he did deserved the price tag or not, whether he was good enough or not. But boy, how well has he performed to shut his critics up. Gujarat will feel knocked over, they bowled well for the most parts of the game but could not dismiss the southpaw. Pradeep Sangwan struck twice in the first over to set the tone. Dhoni and Stokes though set the platform with a 76-run stand.

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Gujarat have been Stoke'd! What a knock this has been from the Englishman. To take your team home, scoring your maiden T20 ton, with your team in dire straits at 10 for 3. Take a bow, Ben Stokes! This has been some, some knock. Today is also the Maharashtra Day and both teams from the state have won. This particular game though shall be etched in memories of many, many people involved in the history of the Indian T20 League.

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James Faulkner to Daniel Christian

SIX! It's gone the distance! The crowd has gone bonkers and the Pune dugout is all smiles! Faulkner serves a length delivery and Daniel Christian swings at it hard to dump it over mid-wicket for a maximum. What a chase! PUNE WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

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1 needed in 2 balls!

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James Faulkner to Ben Stokes

No he doesn't! Eases this full delivery down to long on and gets to the other end. Scores are level!

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