Abu Dhabi: Ben Stokes’ spectacular hundred overshadowed Hardik Pandya’s six-hitting spree as Rajasthan Royals spiced up the IPL playoffs race with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Mumbai Indians here today. Stokes found an able ally in Sanju Samson (54 not out off 31) as their unbroken 152-run partnership allowed Royals to make short work of the 196-run target. They cantered to victory in 18.2 overs.
Brief scores: MI: 195/5 (Pandya 60*, Yadav 40; Archer 2/31, Gopal 2/30); RR: 196/2 in 18.2 overs (Stokes 107*, Samson 54*). PTI