Riyan Parag who has been backed by Rajasthan Royals team management from lat 3 seasons, proved the reason for the backing. In match 39 of IPL 2022, coming in at the crease when RR were put in early trouble against RCB, Parag played a magnificent innings to take RR to 144/8. RCB chase never took off against RR’s disciplined bowling attack as they lost the match by 29 runs.
IPL 2022 – Orange Cap Jos Buttler and other batters struggled for fluency in strokes on two-paced pitch. But Riyan Parag guided the tail & played on a different surface altogether. The maturity shown by the 20-year old player was superb as he targeted his bowlers perfectly. Parag scored 56* runs off 31 balls including 4 sixes and 3 boundaries.
Only Sanju Samson & Ravi Ashwin could play with some fluency as both scored 27 & 17 runs respectively. Daryl Mitchell playing his first match of IPL 2022 scored 16 runs off 24 deliveries.
Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj & Hasarange de Silva bowled beautifully to put RR in trouble. But Riyan Parag struck perfect hits in last 2 overs which brought 30 runs as RR finished with 144/8.
RCB team elevated Virat Kohli to the opening position and bringing Rajat Patidar in the middle order. However Virat Kohli’s poor run continued even further as he played a scratchy innings of 9 runs off 10 balls.
Kuldip Sen dismissed Faf du Pleesis & Glenn Maxwell on successive balls in 7th over to effectively kill the chase. After that other RCB batters were clueless against disciplined RR bowling and were bowled out for 115 runs.
Kuldip Sen took 4 wickets for just 20 runs while Ashwin took 3 wickets for 17 runs. Prasidh Krishna also chipped in with 2 crucial wickets.
The victory took RR to the top of the points table with 6 wins from 8 matches. While RCB is placed at 5th place with 10 points from 9 matches in IPL Points table.