'What was that': Fans fume over 'unacceptable' Steve Smith moment

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Steve Smith failed again with the bat in the Indian Premier League, leaving fans fuming.
Steve Smith was dismissed for just 1 in the Indian Premier League. Image: IPL

Steve Smith's poor form with the bat has continued in the IPL, leaving fans frustrated and confused.

The Aussie star failed again on Wednesday and was then forced to watch his star-laden Rajasthan Royals' side slump to another defeat after a disappointing run chase against table-topping Delhi Capitals.

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Smith was caught and bowled for just one off four balls by Ravi Ashwin as the Royals chased 162 to win.

The former Australian captain then saw his batting line-up capitulate to 8-148, losing by 13 runs.

It continued Smith's individual slump as he has now failed to get into double figures in five of his last six innings, seemingly struggling to come to terms with the slow-paced pitches.

Those last half-dozen innings, after he began the campaign with a couple of bright half-centuries, have seen him score 3, 5, 6, 24, 5 and now one.

The captain's lack of runs have come hand in hand with his team's slide to one from bottom of the league, with the Royals having won just three of their eight matches and just one of their last six.

"We are not in a great position, are we? We have got to quickly move…
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