RR vs KKR: Riyan Parag Becomes the Third Batsman After Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant to Reach This Massive Milestone - Latest Global News

RR vs KKR: Riyan Parag Becomes the Third Batsman After Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant to Reach This Massive Milestone

Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Riyan Parag achieved a massive milestone in the recent game against Punjab Kings (PBKS). Riyan Parag became the third batsman after Rohit Sharma and Riyan Parag to reach the milestone in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Royals suffered a five-wicket defeat at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Wednesday, May 15. The Sanju Samson-led team failed to defend a sub-par 145 target. The visiting team successfully chased the goal with seven balls to go.

Sanju Samson chose to bat first after winning the toss. The home team lost the wicket of opener Yashasvi Jaiswal in the first over. Samson and Tom Kohler-Cadmore tried to stabilize the innings. The duo added 36 runs in a partnership off 36 balls for the second wicket.

The Punjab bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals in the middle overs. Riyan Parag top-scored for the Royals, scoring 48 runs off 34 balls with the help of six boundaries. Ravichandran Ashwin, who scored 28 runs off 19 balls, became the second batsman to score 20 runs.

Riyan Parag completes 500 runs in IPL 2024

During his knockout, Riyan Parag completed 500 runs in the ongoing T20 tournament. It was Parag’s first 500-run season in his IPL career. He also became the third batsman after Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant to score more than 500 runs in an IPL season while batting 4 or less.

In response, Punjab captain Sam Curran played a crucial innings. Curran scored 63 runs off 41 balls, including five boundaries and three sixes. The PBKS captain remained undefeated until the end. RR suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the 2024 IPL season.

We experience failures – Sanju Samson

RR captain Sanju Samson urged the team to show resilience after the loss against PBKS. He pointed to the team’s struggles in the final half of the season, in which they missed the playoffs.

β€œWe have to sit back and accept that we are suffering failures and have lost four games in a row. We have to figure out what isn’t working for us as a team. Someone has to step up, we have so many match winners.” β€œThis is the time when we have to show character.” Samson said.

Sanju Samson is enjoying the best form of his career. Samson has scored 504 runs this season, marking the first time that the Kerala batter has crossed the 500-run mark. His best season so far was in 2021 when he scored 484 runs in 14 games.

The Royals are in second place in the table with 13 points in 13 games. The Jaipur-based team needs to win its last league game to finish in the top two spots. The team will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the same venue on Sunday, May 19.

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