IPL 2019 – Twitter Reactions: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun MI in Jaipur

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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 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.

Smith, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane as the RR skipper ahead of the match, played a superb knock, smashing his second half-century of the season. The Royals comfortably gunned down a 162-run target as they got past the finish line with five balls to spare.

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

Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock (65), Suryakumar (34) and Hardik Pandya (23) were the main scorers for the MI team as they put up 161/5 in 20 overs, while skipper Rohit Sharma fell for 5 runs, to a leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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