IPL 2019: New captain Steve Smith’s unbeaten fifty helps RR to 5-wicket win

All the highlights from the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur where Steve Smith celebrated his fine return to captaincy with an unbeaten fifty which helped RR defeat MI by five wickets.

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A few hours after he was named the new skipper of Rajasthan RoyalsSteve Smithcelebrated his return to captaincy in style, striking a half-century and shepherding his team to a five-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday. With the win, Royals completed a double over the three-time winners following their four-wicket win at the Wankhede last Saturday.

Aiding Smith was young Riyan Parag, who fell seven short of becoming IPL’s youngest-ever half-centurion. Smith and Parag forged a 70-run partnership and their alliance played a big role in Royals chasing down MI’s total of 161, the fulcrum of which revolved around Quinton de Kock’s third half-century of the season. (FULL MATCH REPORT HERE)

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