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.
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 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.