IPL 2017: Ben Stokes hits first 50 for Rising Pune Supergiant against King's XI Punjab

Ben Stokes
Indian Premier League, Indore
Rising Pune Supergiant 163-6 (20 overs): Stokes 50 (32), Sharma 2-33
King’s XI Punjab 164-4 (19 overs): Maxwell 44 (20), Tahir 2-29
King’s XI Punjab win by six wickets
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England’s Ben Stokes hit his first 50 in the Indian Premier League but his Rising Pune Supergiant team lost by six wickets to King’s XI Punjab in Indore.

The all-rounder top scored with 50 from 32 balls – his second innings in the competition – in Pune’s total of 163-6.

Durham’s Stokes, the most expensive overseas player in the IPL, hit three sixes but went wicketless with the ball as Australia’s Glenn Maxwell hammered 44 from 20 balls to see the hosts to victory with six wickets and an over to spare.

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