By Rory Dollard, Pa Cricket Correspondent
Published: 22:51 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 22:51 GMT, 25 October 2020
England's Ben Stokes roared back to form in the Indian Premier League with a stunning unbeaten century for Rajasthan Royals.
Stokes was a late arrival at the tournament, having taken an extended period of time to be with his seriously ill father Ged in New Zealand, and showed only glimmers of his match-winning ability with the bat in his first five matches.
That all ended in emphatic fashion at Sharjah on Sunday, where he smashed 107 not out in just 60 balls against Mumbai Indians, batting through the innings to chase down 195.
Ben Stokes (pictured here in 2019) hit a 107 not out in Rahasthan Royal's IPL victory
The knock, which included 14 fours and his first three sixes at this year's competition, was just his second T20 century and his highest ever score in the format.
But with the Royals needing help from elsewhere to reach the latter stages of the IPL, the England all-rounder told Sky Sports: 'It was bittersweet to be honest.
'I'm a bit taken aback at