2017 IPL: Ben Stokes suffers more final-over misery as Rising Pune Supergiant suffer defeat to Delhi Daredevils

Stokes, 25, conceded 23 from his final six balls in the 97-run defeat to bring back memories of his World Twenty20 heartache when Carlos Brathwaite smacked four consecutive sixes to fire West Indies to glory in India just over a year ago.

Delhi Daredevils players celebrate after the wicket of Rising Pune Supergiant batsman Ajinkya Rahane at The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on April 11, 2017. Punit Paranjpe / AFP
Powered by automated translation

Delhi Daredevils 205/4 (20/20 ov); Rising Pune Supergiant 108 (16.1/20 ov)

Delhi Daredevils won by 97 runs

England all-rounder Ben Stokes suffered more final-over punishment during Rising Pune Supergiant’s 97-run defeat to Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

Stokes, 25, conceded 23 from his final six balls to bring back memories of his World Twenty20 heartache when Carlos Brathwaite smacked four consecutive sixes to fire West Indies to glory in India just over a year ago.

Stokes had conceded only 18 runs from his first three overs before South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris cut loose, leaving him with figures of 0-41 in Pune.

After Corey Anderson collected a single from the opening ball, Morris hit a four either side of a two before ending the innings with back-to-back sixes to lift Delhi to 205 for four.

Stokes’s England limited-overs teammate Sam Billings struck four fours in a 17-ball 24 opening the innings for Delhi, for whom Sanju Samson blasted 102 off 63 deliveries.

Stokes did not fare much better with the bat as he was caught behind off Pat Cummins for just two in Pune’s unsuccessful run chase.

The result means Delhi move up to third in the table with their first victory of the campaign and Pune are second bottom after two losses and one win.

* Press Association

Follow us on Twitter @NatSportUAE

Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheNationalSport