• Thursday, December 08, 2022

IPL

Smith strikes again with latest Pune punishment

Steve Smith

By: Sarwar Alam

Australia skipper Steve Smith continued his love affair with Pune across all formats when the 27-year-old guided Rising Pune Supergiant to victory in their Indian Premier League (IPL) thriller against Mumbai Indians on Thursday. A little more than a month ago, Smith burnished his reputation as one of the best batsmen of his era with a century in the first test against India, which his team won by 333 runs inside three days. Smith’s second innings 109 was a masterclass on how to play India‘s spinners on a rank turner, which eventually incurred a ‘poor’ rating from the very first…

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