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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2020 | Stokes' intent was magnificent from ball one, expresses Steve Smith 

Chasing 196 was a difficult task against a star-studded MI bowling line-up but Ben Stokes played a blinder and Steve Smith praised the Englishman's intent, which he found magnificent from ball one. Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson were involved in a mammoth 152-run-stand for the third wicket.  
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newscricket3 days ago

IPL 2020 | Hope our batters take the confidence from this match, reckons Steve Smith

Steve Smith has reckoned that the batsmen of his team must take confidence from this dominating win and hoped that they would play similar knocks in the games to come. He praised Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson for their partnership and added that the batsmen should use their experience. 
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newscricket5 days ago

Wouldn’t put myself in the same bracket as Smith, Williamson and Kohli, claims Joe Root

England’s Joe Root, a part of the ‘Fab Four’, has claimed that Smith, Kohli and Williamson are three of the greatest players to have existed and that he wouldn’t put himself in the same bracket as the three. Root revealed that he tries to pick attributes from each of the three aforementioned greats.
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newscricket6 days ago

IPL 2020 | In hindsight, would have given Jofra Archer a third powerplay over, concedes Steve Smith

Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith, whose side slumped to an eight-wicket defeat on Thursday, conceded that he would have given Archer a third straight over if given a second chance. Archer was taken off the attack after he dismissed both SRH openers, and the decision backfired for RR.
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featurecricket7 days ago

IPL 2020 | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Preview

Coming on the back of three consecutive losses, the fate of SRH is hanging by a thread and David Warner will need to marshal his troops effectively against RR. For Smith and co, the last game win should help them enter the match with confidence as finally explosive Buttler is back in form.
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newscricket9 days ago

IPL 2020 | Buttler's innings took the pressure off me, wicket wasn't easy to bat, reveals Steve Smith 

Jos Buttler's 48-ball-70 powered RR to an easy win and Steve Smith was in full praise of the batter as he stated that the Englishman took all the pressure off him on a difficult wicket. Buttler top scored in the game with 70, the second best score being 35, showing his dominance in the game. 
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to CSK batsmen marking Dhoni’s 200th IPL appearance with masterful Test performance

What was touted to be a landmark to remember became a night to forget for MS Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings dished out their worst performance of the season to slump to an embarrassing 7-wicket defeat. It was a trademark Test performance from CSK, who, batting first in Abu Dhabi, scored just 125.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to RR’s ultra-edge-shaped saviour stopping Steve Smith from walking off the ground

There are batsmen who stay their ground despite smashing the ball, there are batsmen who walk off after a faint nick and there are batsmen who even walk for plumb LBWs. Belonging to the third kind, Smith started walking off for an LBW call, before being pleasantly surprised by Ultra Edge.
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featurecricket10 days ago

IPL 2020 | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Preview

In a reverse fixture, Rajasthan Royals will take on Chennai Super Kings - the first of which was won by Rajasthan in a run-feast, in a bid to break their losing streak. While Rajasthan will hope Sanju Samson stops playing reckless shots, Chennai will bank on Faf du Plessis to score runs for them.
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newscricket11 days ago

IPL 2020 | Wanted to use Jaydev Unadkat to the bigger boundary, reveals Steve Smith

Steve Smith has stated that he wanted to keep Jaydev Unadkat to target the bigger boundary where he would be more effective but AB de Villiers changed the narrative straightaway. Smith has further added that it was a hard pill to swallow losing two straight games they should have won.
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