Dwayne Smith has been the Glenn Maxwell of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League this season. The West Indian has been central to Chennai's batting and on Saturday night, his 51-ball 57 gave CSK a rousing start as they chased Mumbai Indians' 157 for six wickets.
Smith won his eighth Man of the Match award in IPL. Although skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a 12-ball 22 cameo, it was Smith and his crucial partnerships with Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina that laid the platform for Chennai.
Smith is the first batsman to score five fifties in IPL 2014. His aggregate of 396 (average 44.00) in nine innings is the second highest by a batsman this year in the IPL, next only to Glenn Maxwell's 460. Maxwell, the Kings XI Punjab all-rounder, has three scores of 90 this year.