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Pat Cummins Wins The Battle Against Steve Smith In RR’s First IPL 2020 Loss!

Pat Cummins Justifies His Price Tag In Win Against RR In IPL 2020

Pat Cummins was bought for a whopping 15.5 crores by KKR when the teams came together for auction of IPL 2020. So people expected him to scare the batsmen when the matches started. However, he was heavily trolled after his game against Mumbai Indians. During the match, he did not take any wickets and gave away too many runs. However, he came back strong against RR yesterday when he played the game like a complete professional and gave away just 13 runs from his three overs and even took the most crucial wicket of Steve Smith.

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Source: Zee

Pat Cummins Wins The Battles Against Steve Smith In IPL 2020

IPL is unique for many reasons, but there is one reason that stands out remarkably. It gives a platform where international team members become rivals. The best example was when Kohli faced Bumrah in the super over and RCB a thrilling contest. A somewhat similar rivalry was expected between Steve Smith and Pat Cummins when RR and KKR set out to play. However, Steve Smith got out very early, and it was Cummins who took the wicket. Talking about the rivalry, Steve Smith said:

β€œIt wasn’t a great battle (with Cummins), he won easily and spoke to him now and he said you smack those in the nets, sometimes you just get a good one.”

Steve Smith Remains Positive As He And His Team Moves Forward In IPL 2020

Steve Smith was not very pleased with how his team played and admitted to not adapting to the conditions. However, he promised to come back stronger in his next game and put up a good fight. He said:

β€œIt is about forming whatever XI is best for the conditions we are facing; we will wait and see. Disappointing tonight but we need to keep moving forward.”

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Source: Indian Express

Pat Cummins Takes Out Steve Smith In Just Three Balls

Pat Cummins was the easy winner in the contest as he took the wicket of his Australian teammate Steve Smith within three balls of his first over to send the RR skipper back to the pavilion. You can expect more fireworks from Cummins for KKR.

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