Adding to Smith’s compliments, RR head coach Andrew McDonald commended the skipper who scored a quickfire fifty opening the batting for RR. “Not much for me [to say after Smith] but Smudge’s (Smith) innings at the start and that partnership with Sanju was important.”
McDonald also applauded Jofra Archer’s two sixes, who according to him, has made a habit of coming in and hitting sixes from the ball one. He said that when you are chasing such a big total, you need people to keep chipping in and Archer did just that.
McDonald backed up Smith on complimenting the bowlers. He said that on a small ground like this, every ball counts and in the last five overs they came back strongly and gave them a little sniff at the target and that’s what they needed.
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