Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag was not at all happy when he had to walk back to the pavilion after an ugly mix-up with senior player Ravichandran Ashwin against Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, May 24 at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.
This incident happened in the penultimate over when he walked out to bat and scored four runs off the three balls he faced. At the other side of the crease was Jos Buttler who was playing at 89 and tried to steal a second run on the last ball of RR’s innings. But it turned out to be a no ball and because it was a run-out, Buttler had to head back to the pavilion. Then entered Ravichandran Ashwin to play the free-hit.
The ball was from Yash Dayal and it was a wide on. Riyan Parag wanted to sneak a run but Ashwin was in no mood for the run.
The 20-year-old Parag on the other hand had reached the other end with Ashwin not leaving his position. GT wicket-keepr Wriddhiman Saha comfortably collected the ball and passed it to Yash Dayal who then dismiss Riyan Parag.
Riyan Parag didn’t seem a bit happy after the run-out and gave a death stare to senior member R Ashwin before he walked back to the dressing room.
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Meanwhile, Rajasthan was asked to bat first and with the help of Jos Buttler’s 89 and Sanju Samson’s quick 47 runs, RR set a challenging total of 189 runs to Gujarat.
Gujarat Titans responded with Shubman Gill giving a good start to GT with his 35 runs off 21 balls, and Matthew Wade scoring 35 runs off 30 balls. But it was the pair of Hardik Pandya and David Miller whose partnership was the reason behind Gujarat Titans’ victory. Pandya scored 40 runs off 27 balls with 5 fours whille Miller displayed his famous ‘Killer-Miller’ form as he scored 68 runs in 38 balls and smashed 3 sixes in a row in the penultimate over to take GT to victory and into the finals.