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IPL 2024: 4,4,6,4,6 – Riyan Parag’s Explosive Batting Show Lights Up IPL 2024. Watch | Cricket News

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IPL 2024: 4,4,6,4,6 - Riyan Parag's Explosive Batting Show Lights Up IPL 2024. Watch | Cricket News

Riyan Parag hit a stunning 84 not out off 45 balls to single-handedly take Rajasthan Royals to 185 for 5 in their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals on Thursday. Parag, who made 43 in the Royals’ previous match, took 25 runs off experienced South African pacer Anrich Nortje with scores of 4, 4, 6, 4, 6, 1 in the final over to register his highest T20 score. His knock was littered with seven fours and six sixes. He held the home side’s innings together after they were invited to bat first. He shared 54 and 52 runs with Ravichandran Ashwin (29) and Dhruv Jurel (20) respectively after RR made a shaky start. Royals captain Sanju Samson was in danger of playing another destructive innings after his knock of 82 not out in the win against Lucknow Super Giants when he hit three consecutive boundaries in pacer Mukesh Kumar’s fourth overbow.

But Samson two overs later took a delivery from Khaleel Ahmed to DC captain and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant to get out for 15. RR were then 30 for 2 when Mukesh Kumar had given DC their first breakthrough with the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal (5) .

The Royals found themselves in more trouble after wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav literally forced his captain Pant to make a review, which later proved successful, to dismiss Englishman Jos Buttler for a leg before wicket decision.

Ravichandran Ashwin came to bat at number five and he hit a Kuldeep delivery for a six to help RR reach 58 for 3 at the halfway stage. He gave Nortje even harsher treatment with two sixes in the next over that earned 15 runs.

However, Ashwin couldn’t do any major damage as he holed out to Tristan Stubbs near the boundary ropes for a 19-ball 29.

After Ashwin did his job, Parag made his presence felt for the second match on the trot. He hit two boundaries and a six off Ahmed to take RR past 100 in the 15th over.

He then smashed a Mukesh Kumar delivery through the line to bring up his first fifty of this IPL in style.

Parag didn’t even spare Kuldeep as he sent a delivery off the wrist spinner over the midwicket boundary.

After Jurel was bowled out for a 12-ball 20 off Nortje’s bowling, Parag went ballistic with a flurry of boundaries to entertain the home crowd at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

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