Ben Stokes blasts maiden T20 century to win dramatic IPL game for Pune

• England all-rounder smashes 103 off 63 balls after coming in at 10 for three
• Stokes fights cramp to live up to his £1.7m price tag against Gujarat Lions

Ben Stokes hit his maiden Twenty20 century despite battling cramp in his calf to lead Rising Pune Supergiant to victory against Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.

The IPL’s most expensive foreign player was back after missing two games with a shoulder injury, and he lived up to his £1.7m price tag by smashing a brilliant unbeaten 103 off 63 balls as RPS chased down 161 to win by five wickets.

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