Varun Aaron, Riyan Parag

IPL 2019 – Twitter Reactions: Varun Aaron, Riyan Parag keep RR afloat with a thrilling win over KKR

Rajasthan Royals rode teenager Riyan Parag’s heroics to keep their hopes of IPL 2019 playoffs berth alive by pulling off a dramatic three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) who were pushed to the brink of elimination, in a thrilling contest at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Dinesh Karthik silenced his critics with a career-best 97 not out as KKR posted 175/6 in 20 overs after being asked to bat first.


Karthik promoted himself to No. 4 and smashed nine sixes and seven fours in his 50-ball unbeaten knock, as KKR hit top gear in the back end of the innings, scoring 126 off the last 10 overs.

In reply, the Royals were down in the dumps at 98/5 after 13 overs before 17-year old Parag — who was dropped on a duck by Sunil Narine (2/25) off his own bowling — came of age with a 31-ball 47.

All-rounder Jofra Archer also smacked an unbeaten 12-ball 27 to hit the winning runs by smashing a four and a six off Prasidh Krishna in the first two balls of the final over in which nine was required. Royals put on 177 for 7 in 19.2 overs and won the game with four balls to spare.


Here’s how Twitter reacted:

https://twitter.com/J_R_D2210/status/1121479671516782592

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