Riyan Parag

17-year-old Riyan Parag was the unlikeliest of heroes as Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by three wickets to keep up their IPL 2019 playoffs hopes alive.

Whereas massive names like Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Ben Stokes all failed to achieve with the bat, Riyan took the accountability inside the 176-run chase to take the visitors to the brink. However, the teenager was dismissed inside the penultimate over in one among many unluckiest dismissals ever seen inside the sport.

RR skipper Steve Smith, who was sitting inside the dugout on the time, watched in horror as Riyan acquired out hit-wicket off Andre Russell’s bowling.

Riyan tried to play a hook shot off Russell’s bouncer nevertheless inside the observe by way of, his bat clipped the bails even as a result of the umpire Ian Gould signalled a no-ball and a 4. Umpire, though, rapidly realised what had occurred and signalled for the third umpire as confusion reigned supreme inside the ground.

Replays clearly confirmed that Riyan had disturbed the stumps collectively together with his bat, bringing an end of his match-winning knock – 47 off 31 balls.

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