Sports

Rajasthan reach 196 for 3 against Gujarat in IPL 2024: Samson, Parag shine with half-centuries

In Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals scored 196/3 against Gujarat Titans, thanks to a 130-run partnership between skipper Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag in the IPL 2024 match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Royals’ innings included some key moments and solid performances.

Starting cautiously, openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal provided a decent start, with Buttler scoring 8 runs before falling to Rashid Khan. Following Jaiswal’s dismissal by Umesh Yadav, Samson and Parag stepped up and built a strong partnership, rescuing the team from a slow start after the powerplay.

Despite a strong bowling performance from Titans, Parag’s explosive half-century off 48 deliveries kept the scoreboard ticking for Royals. Samson’s unbeaten 68 off 38 deliveries and Hetmyer’s quick 13 off 5 deliveries pushed the team to a formidable total by the end of their innings.

Spinning duo Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad kept Royals under pressure in the middle overs, but Parag’s aggressive approach against the bowlers ensured Royals stayed competitive. Parag’s innings included 3 boundaries and 5 maximums, playing a crucial role in building a solid total for the team.

Overall, Rajasthan Royals’ strong batting display, led by Samson and Parag’s partnership, provided a challenging target for Gujarat Titans to chase down. The match showcased some exciting cricketing action, setting the stage for an intriguing second innings between the two teams in this IPL encounter.

IANS

IANS, established in 1986, is India's largest independent news service, offering 24x7 news from India and South Asia, and a preferred source for diverse content across six business verticals.

Related Articles

This will close in 5 seconds