The day, which will be remembered for the world record of most economical T20 spell, would be a day to forget for Steven Smith as the batsman Devon Thomas smashed him for 27 runs in a single over. It was one of the most expensive overs in the history of CPL.
The Patriots were struggling in the initial part of the innings but they recovered from the earlier damage after the phenomenal 10th over of 27 runs they played against Smith which changed the course of the game.
Steven Smith was incredibly successful in both the batting and the bowling departments against Jamaica Tallawahs. The terrific all-round performance guided his team to their second win of the season.
The former Australian captain scored 63 runs off 49 balls with the bat. He conceded only 19 runs in three overs and took 2 wickets against Tallawahs.
It is clear that Smith has been working hard to become a genuine all-rounder. Following his last match bowling performance, he verbalized, “I’ve changed a few things – I’m trying to base my action off Shahid Afridi actually, and try and bowl quite fast and into the wicket,” he added, “As I’m getting a bit older I can’t walk in anymore and bowl as fast as I need to, so I’ve got a bit more momentum through my run-up so I can get the ball down a bit quicker, otherwise it just goes miles.”
It will be interesting to see how the remodeled bowling action is going to help Smith in his remaining career.
The upcoming games of Barbados Tridents will provide further assistance to the curiosity of the cricketing pundits.
Barbados Tridents will play their fifth game on August 26 against Trinbago Knight Riders at Bridgetown.