Saurabh Saket ∙ Jan 21 2023, 5:10 PM

He turned into the Hulk tonight: Mark Waugh praises Steve Smith

image-ld5y3p97Steve Smith was in sensational touch yet again for the Sydney Sixers (Source: Twitter)

Australian star Steve Smith has once again pulled out a rabbit from his magical hat as the batter stunned everyone with his second consecutive ton in the Big Bash League, becoming the second batter in the history of the tournament after Ben McDermott to do so.

Fresh off a brilliant 101 off just 56 balls, Smith looked in phenomenal touch in the fixture against the Sydney Thunders, as the batter notched an unbeaten 125 runs off just 66 deliveries as his side picked up a massive 125 runs win. 

Australian legend Mark Waugh praised the star's efforts and said that his one of the best innings in T20 one can ever see,

“He’s just put an absolute clinic here tonight … some sort of display, He’s turned into the Hulk tonight. It’s as good a T20 innings as you’ll ever see. That’s not an easy wicket to bat on. That was incredible to watch. I’m speechless, to be honest”

Fellow teammate and Sixers skipper Moises Henriques was full of praise for his partner in the innings as the duo put together a stand 155 off 90 balls which is now the 10th highest partnership for any wicket in Big Bash history.

“That’s a 155-160 par wicket and Steve is just doing Steve Smith things out there,” he told Fox Cricket. That was incredible. Some of those shots, I was standing up the other end just gobsmacked,”

“I’ve been playing cricket with him for 15 years, 20 years but that’s probably one of the best T20 knocks I’ve ever seen. This is a much worse wicket than the one we saw at Coffs and this wicket actually blows that last innings out of the park.”

The men in lime green came nowhere near chasing the target, bowled out for just 62, the club’s second-lowest total in BBL history, to heavily damage their net run rate.

Superstar opener David Warner top-scored with an unconvincing 16 (23), with only one other Thunder teammate reaching double figures.

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