Guwahati: Rajasthan Royals (RR) player Riyan Parag shined as he smashed a match-winning unbeaten half-century and also took four catches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Pune on Tuesday (April 26).
Assam’s native Riyan scored 56 not out off 31 balls. He single-handedly took his side to 144 for 8 in 20 overs. He struck three boundaries and four sixes during his knock.
Riyan recorded his first fifty of this season and second in the overall IPL.
Riyan was also adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning performance.
Before this match, the Assam cricketer was under pressure for his poor run in the season.
Chasing 145 runs, RCB never got going as RR bowlers, led by young Kuldeep Sen (4/20), Ravichandran Ashwin (3/17) and Prasidh Krishna (2/23), bundled out RCB for 115 in 19.3 overs.
Eventually, RR won the match by 29 runs and moved to the top of the points table in IPL 2022.