Steve Smith, Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals (RR) rode on Steve Smith’s well-paced half-century and 17-year-old Riyan Parag’s quickfire 43 to thrash Mumbai Indians (MI) by 5 wickets on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.

Smith, who modified Ajinkya Rahane as a result of the RR skipper ahead of the match, carried out a wonderful knock, smashing his second half-century of the season. The Royals comfortably gunned down a 162-run objective as they obtained earlier the tip line with 5 balls to spare.

Parag emerged as a result of the unlikely hero for the hosts as a result of the Assam all-rounder took the Mumbai bowlers to the cleaners unperturbed by the scale of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Within the meantime, Quinton de Kock (65), Suryakumar (34) and Hardik Pandya (23) have been the first scorers for the MI workforce as they put up 161/5 in 20 overs, whereas skipper Rohit Sharma fell for 5 runs, to a leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal.

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