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Riyan Parag and bowlers lead Rajasthan Royals to 12-run victory over Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024

Rajasthan Royals (RR) thrilled the home crowd with Riyan Parag’s explosive 84* off 45 balls leading them to a 12-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC). Parag’s innings, backed by effective death bowling from Chahal, Nandre, and others, helped RR defend their target of 185 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in IPL 2024.

Parag initially struggled to get going but accelerated brilliantly, smashing seven fours and six sixes to propel RR to a competitive total. His onslaught in the last ten overs, including 25 runs off the final over, turned the tide in RR’s favor. Captain Sanju Samson’s astute bowling changes and the bowlers executing yorkers and wide lines effectively restricted DC to 173/5.

DC’s bowling duo, Khaleel and Mukesh, exploited swing and seam early on, reducing RR to 58/3 in the first ten overs. Parag’s partnership with Jurel and brief counterattack by Ashwin shifted momentum, with Parag eventually exploding in the final overs against Nortje. Burger’s crucial wickets and tight overs further dented DC’s chase.

Warner and Stubbs tried to keep DC in the hunt with aggressive stroke-play, but Chahal and Burger struck at crucial junctures to peg them back. Avesh’s composed last over ensured RR sealed their second consecutive victory in the tournament. Parag’s heroics and RR’s all-round performance ensured the trend of home teams winning continued in IPL 2024.

In a thrilling encounter at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Riyan Parag’s unbeaten 84* and brilliant death bowling by Rajasthan Royals helped them secure a 12-run victory against Delhi Capitals. Parag’s explosive innings, combined with effective bowling changes and execution, proved to be the difference as RR continued their winning streak at home in IPL 2024.

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