IPL 2024
Rasikh Salam’s Brilliant Delivery Cleans Up Riyan Parag
By CricShots - May 7, 2024 11:47 pm
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In Tuesday’s match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Rasikh Salam delivered a stunning blow to the Rajasthan Royals by bowling out Riyan Parag with a remarkable display of skill. The Delhi Capitals, in dire need of a breakthrough, found their moment when Salam’s delivery dismantled Parag’s defenses, shaking the Royals’ confident pursuit of 222 runs.

Rasikh Salam
Rasikh Salam cleaned up Riyan Parag

At the 11th over mark, the Royals seemed to be sailing smoothly at 103 for 2, with their captain, Sanju Samson, and Parag anchoring their innings. Parag had joined Samson after the dismissal of Jos Buttler in the sixth over, but it was in the 11th over that Salam’s deceptive slower ball sent Parag back to the pavilion.

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Despite a promising start, Parag’s aggressive play, which had seen him score 27 runs off just one four and three sixes, was cut short by Salam’s crafty delivery. The slower ball, cleverly disguised, eluded Parag’s attempted pull shot, crashing into the top of the off stump.

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As of the latest update, the Royals were at 130 for 3 in the 13th over, with Samson showcasing an impressive display of batting prowess, scoring 74 runs off just 35 balls, complemented by six boundaries and an equal number of sixes. Shubham Dubey was providing steady support to Samson, as the Royals pinned their hopes on their captain to steer them towards victory.

A win against Delhi Capitals would secure the Royals a coveted spot in the IPL 2024 playoffs, positioning them second on the leaderboard with eight wins from 10 matches.

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In the first innings, Delhi Capitals posted a formidable total of 221 for 8, powered by Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abishek Porel’s stellar performances at the top order. Fraser-McGurk’s explosive 19-ball fifty set the tone, while Porel contributed a crucial 65 off 36 deliveries. Tristan Stubbs’ late onslaught, adding 41 runs, bolstered their innings, ensuring a challenging target for the Royals.