Steve Smith stars in record-breaking six-fest after plumb LBW scare

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Skipper Steve Smith cracked a matchwinning 69 in Rajasthan Royal's opening Indian Premier League game on Tuesday that produced a record-equalling 33 sixes in the Twenty20 tournament.
Smith, who faced concussion fears coming into the IPL, put on a key 121-run second-wicket partnership with Sanju Samson, who smashed 74, to guide Royals to 7/216 and a 16-run win over Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.

South African veteran Faf du Plessis made a valiant 72 off 37 balls with seven sixes but Chennai, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ended on 6/200 in 20 overs.

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Smith survives plumb LBW 0:42

Chennai were involved in another six-hitting fest against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 edition that also saw 33 sixes.

Australian Smith opened the innings for Royals and after the loss of the first wicket it was raining sixes with Samson hitting nine of them in his 32-ball blitz.

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