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IPL 2019 highlights: Captain Smith steers RR to 5 wickets win over MI

Smith, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane after the India vice-captain's disastrous run, hit five boundaries and a six while Assam lad Riyan also had identical number of hits to the fence

IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals, Steve Smith
Steve Smith. Photo: PTI

In Match 36 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), Steve Smith celebrated his return at the helm with a captain's innings that powered Rajasthan Royals to a five-wicket victory over a formidable Mumbai Indians at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday. Chasing a target of 162, Royals won the game with five balls to spare as the former Australia captain anchored the innings with an unbeaten 59 off 48 balls. India U-19 World Cupper Riyan Parag (43 off 29 balls) also showed good temperament as he matched his skipper stroke for stroke during their 70 runs stand in 9.4 overs that ...