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IPL 2019: ‘Riyan Parag’s temperament is top class’

Riyan Parag led a dramatic late fightback along with Jofra Archer as Rajasthan Royals recovered from a batting slump to snatch a thrilling three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Rider

Riyan Parag hit a quickfire 47 to spur RR to victory. (PTI)

Teenager Riyan Parag scored a 31-ball 47 to help Rajasthan Royals recover from a batting slump and snatch a thrilling three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday. The 17-year-old Parag from Assam showed no signs of any fear and showed temperament beyond his age as the Royals chased down the target of 176 with four balls to spare.

RR skipper Steve Smith said, “We made it difficult for ourselves. We lost too many wickets in the middle section after a good start. Riyan Parag .. isn’t he an impressive young man? He played very composed like a seasoned campaigner. Great contribution from Gopal and Archer too. I thought they bowled really well with the new ball, first 7-8 overs. Oshane did well in his first game. Varun Aaron was exceptional with the new ball. The boys did a great job.”

(With inputs from PTI)