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WATCH: Ben Stokes justifies price tag with match 'defining' 19th over against Mumbai Indians

RPS snapped MI's six-match winning run as the visitors prevailed over the table-toppers by three runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

WATCH: Ben Stokes justifies price tag with match 'defining' 19th over against Mumbai Indians

New Delhi: England all-rounder Ben Stokes was bought for a whopping Rs. 14.5 crore in the auction of IPL 2017, with Rising Pune Supergiant shelling out the amount from their kitty. Stokes, who was named man of the match, produced a defining 19th over in in the clash against Mumbai Indians – an over that proved pivotal in Pune's narrow 3-run victory.

The Mumbai Indians needed 24 run from the final two overs and Stokes was handed the responsibility of bowling the penultimate over. (IPL 10 - Points Table | Schedule)

The Englishman gave only 7 runs from the over, leaving Mumbai to chase 17 from the last one. The over, in match's context proved defining as Pune went on to clinch a victory by 3 runs.

Here's the video of the 19th over:-

Stokes, later, produced a brilliant diving catch off the first ball of the final over from Unadkat at deep extra cover before Mumbai fell short of the target.

As a result, RPS snapped MI's six-match winning run as the visitors prevailed over the table-toppers by three runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

Captain Rohit Sharma cracked his second half century of the IPL season but could not prevent Mumbai Indians from suffering a nail-biting defeat at the Wankhede Stadium.

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets