RR vs MI, IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun Mumbai Indians

first_img No data available! commentary view more view less RR vs MI, IPL 2019: 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Steve Smith stun Mumbai IndiansIPL 2019: Steve Smith and teenager Riyan Parag added 69 runs for the fourth wicket to help Rajasthan Royals successfully gun down a 162-run target vs Mumbai Indians in Jaipur on Saturday. Rajasthan remain at the seventh spot with three wins from nine matches. Akshay Ramesh JaipurApril 20, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 20:01 IST Steve Smith and Riyas Parag added 69 runs for the fourth wicket to help Rajasthan Royals successfully gun down a 162-run target vs Mumbai Indians on Saturday. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith hit an unbeaten 59 to help RR pick up their 3rd win of IPL 201917-year-old Riyas Parag took the MI bowlers to the cleaners in their 162-run chaseDespite the loss in Jaipur, Mumbai Indians are on the 2nd spot of IPL 2019 points tableRajasthan Royals rode on Steve Smith’s well-paced half-century and 17-year-old Riyan Parag’s quickfire 43 to thrash Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Saturday.Smith, who had replaced Ajinkya Rahane as the captain of the Royals ahead of the big-ticket clash, played the skipper’s knock to perfection, hitting his second half-century of the season. Rajasthan Royals comfortably gunned down a 162-run target as they got past the finish line with five balls to spare.17-year-old Riyan Parag emerged as the unlikely hero for Rajasthan Royals as the Assam all-rounder took the Mumbai Indians bowlers to the cleaners unperturbed by the size of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.Riyan Parag departs after a well-made 43 off 29 deliveries. pic.twitter.com/rqpsUqYsbRIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Rajasthan Royals got off to a strong start with Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane going after the Mumbai Indians bowlers inside the first three overs.However, in-form leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, who was brought into the attack by Rohit Sharma inside the powerplay, put the brakes on Royals’ scoring rate by removing Ajinkya Rahane in his first over. He came back in the 8th over to get the big wicket of Sanju Samson for 35 (19 balls) and Ben Stokes (0) to hand Mumbai the edge.However, Smith batted brilliantly with able support from Parag at the other end as the duo added 69 runs for the fourth wicket and helped Rajasthan register their third win of IPL 2019 season.It is an important win for Rajasthan as Smith’s men stay alive in the race for the playoffs. With six points from 9 matches, the former champions are still at the seventh spot of the eight-team table.advertisementEarlier in the day, Quinton de Kock hit his third fifty of the ongoing IPL season to help Mumbai Indians post 161 for 5 on a two-paced wicket. The South African opener was handed a reprieve as early as the third over as Jofra Archer grassed an easy chance in Shreyas Gopal first over when de Kock was batting on just six.FIFTY!3rd half-century of #VIVOIPL 2019 season for QDK #MI 81/1 after 10 overs pic.twitter.com/OCZs9EmaJCIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019De Kock made Rajasthan pay for the mistake in the following over, smashing Dhawal Kulkarni for a six and a hat-trick of boundaries.De Kock shouldered the burden of keeping the scoreboard moving on a difficult track at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Mumbai Indians were jolted early as Gopal had picked up captain Rohit Sharma for 5 in his first over.De Kock stitched a 97-run stand with Suryakumar Yadav, who took his time early on to settle into the innings, for the second wicket stand.However, Mumbai lost a bit of momentum towards the middle overs as medium pacer Stuart Binny snapped the 97-run stand in the 14th over. After the big stand, one wicket brought a couple more as de Kock and Kieron Pollard followed Suryakumar back to the hut in quick succession.Mumbai went past the 150-run mark despite the dip in momentum in the 19th over as Jaydev Unadkat was taken to the cleaners by Hardik Pandya. Pandya played another important cameo for Mumbai Indians, smashing a 15-ball 23, including a six and two boundaries.Ben Cutting took Mumbai past the 160-run mark with a huge six in the final ball of their innings against Jofra Archer.Also Read | IPL 2019: Steve Smith takes over Rajasthan Royals captaincy from Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | Steve Smith on replacing Ajinkya Rahane as RR captain: Owners felt need for changeAlso Read | Rajasthan Royals have to treat every game like final, feels Ben StokesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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Ohio State womens basketball set for 3 games in 3 days in

OSU junior guard Cait Craft (left) dribbles during a game against VCU on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86.Credit: Nina Budeiri / Lantern photographerFollowing a three-game home stand, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to travel to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam tournament.The Buckeyes are 2-2 for the season after a 96-86 win at home against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday. OSU is now set to play in three games over a three-day span while in the Virgin Islands. Coach Kevin McGuff said he wants the team to experience the toughness that comes with playing in a tournament.“I want our players to get a feel for that,” McGuff said. “It is a bit challenging physically and mentally and I want them to have to go through that too. I want to push them and challenge them.”McGuff added that he wants the team to get an idea of what it will face when competing in the Big Ten tournament at the end of the regular season. McGuff said playing against different types of teams in a short span will aid the Buckeyes in the future.“We’ll have to adjust some things that we do,” McGuff said. “I think you kind of have to put your team in that position to be ready for something like that later in the year.”Junior guard Cait Craft said there are challenges that come with playing a rigorous schedule.“It is different,” Craft said. “Recovery time is shorter, especially if something doesn’t go your way, (if) you don’t play well you’ve got to get over it much quicker.”Craft said that while she wants the team to get the most out of the experience, the team’s concentration will remain on the games.“You want people to have fun,” Craft said. “At the same time when it’s time to be serious and focus we need to get everybody on the same page.”The Buckeyes will look to gain momentum in the tournament with the help of freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell. Mitchell has led OSU in scoring with 26.7 points per contest this season. Junior guard Ameryst Alston said the upperclassmen of the team respect her as a player and don’t see a need to give her instructions while on the court.“Honestly she really doesn’t need it,” Alston said. “We don’t look at (Kelsey) as a freshman out on the floor. She’s smart enough and she’s earned her stripes to also give direction to the rest of us.”Redshirt-senior guard Amy Scullion is also expected to make an impact off the bench for OSU. Scullion made her return to the team on Sunday against Virginia Commonwealth after initially forgoing her final year of eligibility to attend medical school. In her first game of the season, Scullion scored three points while tallying a team-high seven rebounds against the Rams. Craft noted that Scullion has been a big aid to the team since returning.“Amy is a tremendous help,” Craft said. “She does things well that our team is weak in. She really helps out our weak areas, she has a lot of intangibles that you can’t coach, and having her back is one of the most amazing feelings right now.”OSU is scheduled to face Clemson on Thursday at 1:15 p.m., Wichita State on Friday at 1:15 p.m., and finish against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. read more