Steve Smith praised ‘brilliant’ England fast bowler Jofra Archer after Rajasthan Royals were beaten by Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Archer claimed figures of 3-19 from four overs as the Royals restricted Delhi to 161-7 in Dubai on Wednesday.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes then scored 41 and Jos Buttler smashed 22 from nine balls but Rajasthan still fell 13 runs short of victory as they slipped to a fifth defeat of the season.
The loss sees Smith’s side remain second from bottom while Delhi Capitals return to the top of the table with six wins from their eight matches. Reacting to Rajasthan’s defeat to Delhi, Smith said: ‘It’s disappointing.
Obviously the wicket slowed up a fair but, but we got off to a good start with Jos and Stokesy. (Metro)