Twitter Reactions: Ben Stokes' effort helps Rising Pune Supergiant end Mumbai Indians' winning streak

Twitter Reactions: Ben Stokes’ effort helps Rising Pune Supergiant end Mumbai Indians’ winning streak

Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions that took place during the course of the game.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The Maharashtra derby turned out to be a humdinger of a contest. Earlier in the day, it was Captain Rohit Sharma who won the toss as Mumbai Indians elected to bowl first. Karn Sharma got to play his first game of the season as injured Krunal Pandya was ruled out. RPS had an unchanged playing XI from their last game.

Pune began in emphatic fashion as both the openers Ajinkya Rahane as well as youngster Rahul Tripathi batted steadily. Both combined 76 runs for the opening partnership. Once both the openers were back to the pavilion, it was Captain Steve Smith and crowd favourite MS Dhoni at the crease.

However, both failed to hang in for long as RPS failed to accelerate gears. Even Ben Stokes couldn’t get going as the onus fell on the lower order. Manoj Tiwary played an important cameo of 22(13) as Pune managed to post a competitive total of 160/6 in their quota of 20 overs.

A target of 161 at the Wankhede was by no means going to be a tough one. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with 2/29 in his quota of four overs. Karn Sharma also got a couple of wickets but was a touch expensive. Harbhajan Singh also bowled really well for his 1/20 while Mitchell Johnson too managed to get a wicket.

Mumbai Indians began well with openers Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel up to the task from the first over. However, their wickets led Mumbai Indians to a spot of bother. Nitish Rana who has been quite consistent in the season so far was dismissed early. Karn Sharma who was promoted up the order also failed to do anything special.

It was captain leading from the front as Rohit Sharma scored his first half-century of the season. However, his efforts failed to get Mumbai Indians through as Ben Stokes bowled an impressive penultimate over conceding just 7 runs. At the end, Mumbai fell short of just 3 runs as RPS ended their six matches winning streak. Ben Stokes was also rewarded the man of the match for his splendid bowling effort.

Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions that took place during the course of the game.