I was practicing with stockfish level 8, having two rooks in the endgame whereas stockfish has only one. At the 78th move, it was declared as a draw. But, it was not a stalemate. Can anyone please help me, finding out why is this a drawn match ?

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The game ended because of the 50-Move-Rule.

From Wikipedia:

The fifty-move rule in chess states that a player can claim a draw if no capture has been made and no pawn has been moved in the last fifty moves (for this purpose a "move" consists of a player completing their turn followed by the opponent completing their turn).

The last capture was made by white at move 28. (Rgxg6), so the game is declared a draw on move 78.

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    Appreciated, thank you for your efforts! Some day I will get the formatting right, I swear! :) Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 12:46

You most likely played 50 moves without a capture or a pawn move. This is called the 50-move rule, which results in a draw.

Check back to around move 28. You should see the last capture/pawn move there.

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