Smith leads Royals in greatest IPL run-chase

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Twenty-nine sixes smashed in IPL run-fest on a night where bat completely dominated ball
Royals rule in record-breaking IPL run-chase

Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals pulled off the highest run-chase in Indian Premier League history on Sunday to continue their perfect start to the tournament.

Having conceded a monstrous 2-223 from 20 overs due in large to a blazing 50-ball 106 from Kings XI Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal, Rajasthan were long shots to record victory at 2-140 from 15 overs, still needing 84 runs from the final 30 balls.

Long shots were required and that's what Royals No.4 Rahul Tewatia delivered five times in the 18th over as he hit Windies quick Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes - four in a row to start the over - to finish with 53 from 31 balls and power the Royals to a four-wicket win with three balls to…
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