Aussie captain Smith heaps praise on Stokes after spectacular IPL ton

Ben Stokes

Australia captain Steve Smith says England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been a “perfect fit” at Indian Premier League side Rising Pune Supergiant.

Stokes, who was signed by Pune for a record £1.7m for an overseas player in the IPL, smashed 103 from 63 balls in Sunday’s win over Gujarat Lions.

“We were very excited to get him,” said Pune skipper Smith.

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