RR Skipper Steve Smith has not enjoyed the best of the times with the bat after two fifties in the first couple of games.
Rajasthan Royal loses their fifth defeat in eight matches, making their chance further challenging to qualify for the playoffs.
Steve Smith’s captaincy has undoubtedly been spot-on, his management of the bowlers, and field placings.
Rajasthan Royals need him to contribute significantly with the bat, having managed single-figure scores in the last many innings.
In pursuit of 162 on a sluggish wicket in Dubai, Buttler and Ben Stokes got the Royals off to a flyer.
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Steve Smith underlined that the slowness in the wicket made it challenging for them to scale the target. At the same time, he lauded Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for getting them off to a flyer before losing wickets in clumps.
The New South Wales batsman particularly rued throwing away starts and admitted that they need to move on quickly to get a victory under their belt.