Rajasthan Royals’ batter Riyan Parag played a crucial knock for his side that helped them register a comprehensive win over Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Tuesday, April 26 at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Riyan Parag scores unbeaten 56 to power RR to the win
Royal Challengers Bangalore had won the toss and put Rajasthan Royals to bat. Riyan Parag top-scored with a knock of 56 runs. Riyan Parag tallied three 4s and four 6s. A spirited bowling performance helped Royal Challengers Bangalore restrict Rajasthan Royals to 144/8. Royals had started on a poor note after being invited to bat first.
Openers Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler failed to provide the team with the start they had been looking for. Sanju Samson showed some resistance but he was dismissed on 27. Shimron Hetmyer too fell cheaply, adding just three runs on the board. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga returned with two wickets each. Harshal Patel also picked one, while Prasidh Krishna was run-out.
In response RCB once again stuggled with the bat. Virat Kohli yet again failed to deliver it on the pitch as he departed after scoring just 9. His rough patch continues after enduring a couple of golden ducks in the last two matches. RCB suffered an early jolt in the chase of 145. Soon after, Kuldeep Sen dismissed Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. Rajat Patidar and Suyash Prabhudessai also failed to leave a mark and RCB went completely on the backfoot. Rajasthan Royals got the big breakthrough in the 13th over as Dinesh Karthik was sent back to the pavilion via a run-out