Rajasthan Royals jumped to the 6th position on the IPL rankings table after wining consecutively against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was their last match on home ground and skipper Steve Smith was happy about his team performance.
In post match presentation Steve smith said that “We need to continue winning and you never know. It was a good end to our home season, the boys pulled things back nicely. Playing together as a group and we’re winning those key moments. We have been fortunate in the last few games. Liam Livingstone was magnificent as he played with freedom and got us off to a good start. Samson finished things off nicely. I have got one more to play in Bangalore, it’ll be nice to finish on a winning note. Hopefully, the boys will play well in Bangalore as well.”
Steve Smith could not perform much with bat in yesterday’s match but removed his team biggest hurdle in winning the match by taking a superb catch of David Warner who could have been disastrous for RR. However it led to speculations of him being injured after as he recently recovered from an injured elbow. He did put a scare through the hosts’ camp when he appeared to reinjure his elbow when he ran back and dived full length to his right to dismiss Warner off the bowling of Oshane Thomas.
Steve Smith received medical attention after the incident and was able to bat as Rajasthan chased down the run required with five balls to spare. About his elbow, he said “Just landed on the elbow. Hopefully it’s OK, it hurt initially because of the impact. I’ll know more when I take the tape off.”
RR has kept their hopes alive of reaching in play-offs by winning this match.