IPL 2019: 2000 up! Steve Smith enters Indian Premier League list

first_img commentary IPL 2019: 2000 up! Steve Smith enters Indian Premier League listIPL 2019: Steve Smith needed only 2 runs to reach the 2000-run mark in the Indian Premier League. He was dismissed for 2 by Sunil Narine and reached the milestone of 2000 runs in his 79th match. advertisement scorecard Ajay Tiwari KolkataApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 23:54 IST Steve Smith reached the 2000-run mark in the Indian Premier League in a match against KKR on Thursday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith joined the 2000-run IPL club on ThursdaySmith has amassed 297 runs from 10 matche in 2019 IPLSmith was recently appointed the new RR captain in place of Ajinkya RahaneSteve Smith reached 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League during Rajasthan Royals’ match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Smith needed 2 runs to reach the milestone before the start of the game and got exactly 2 before being dismissed by Sunil Narine in RR’s chase of 176.Steve Smith first played the Indian Premier League back in 2012 and he made an impressive start with 362 runs from 15 matches. His breakthrough season came in 2017 after Rising Pune Supergiant sacked MS Dhoni as captain and appointed Smith skipper. He led from the front and scored 472 runs from 15 matches and led RPS to the final.Steve Smith did not play the 2018 IPL as Rajasthan Royals returned to the IPL after a 2-year suspension. He was banned for a year by Cricket Australia following the ball-tampering scandal and the BCCI did not allow Smith and David Warner to play the IPL.Steve Smith has so far made 297 runs from 10 matches including 3 fifties but he has been nowhere as successful as David Warner who is the leading scorer in the 2019 IPL and holds the Orange Cap with 574 runs. Like Smith, Warner has also played 10 matches this season.Rajasthan Royals sacked Ajinkya Rahane as captain and asked Smith to lead as the team sought to revive its campaign.The move seemed to have worked. Rahane returned to form while Smith thrived with the additional responsibility of the RR captaincy. He failed against KKR but he should be pretty proud of his IPL record overall.In 79 IPL matches so far, Steve Smith has 2000 runs at an average of 37.73. His only hundred came in 2016 for RPS.advertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals finally drop Ashton Turner after 3 golden ducksAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli mocks R Ashwin over Mankading in explosive send-offAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow 2019 IPLFollow Steve SmithFollow Sunil NarineFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Ajinkya Rahanecenter_img No data available! view more view less graphslast_img

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