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Rajasthan Royals registered their second win of IPL 2024 by defeating Delhi Capitals by 12 runs on Thursday in Jaipur. Asked to bat first, RR posted 185/5 in 20 overs with Riyan Parag play a quick shot of 84* off 45 balls. Later, RR restricted DC to 13/5, despite David WarnerThe 49-point shot. With this victory, Sanju Samson and co climbed to second place in the points table with a total of four points from two matches. RR’s net run rate is +0.800.

On the other hand, Delhi, who faced their second defeat of the season, are yet to open their points tally and are stuck at the eighth spot. Chennai Super Kings are currently leading the points table with four points and a net run rate of +1.979.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings took third, fourth and fifth place in the points table respectively.

Talking about the match, youngster Riyan Parag showed why he is considered a precocious talent by hitting a superb 84 not out off 45 balls to secure a 12-run win for RR against DC in their IPL match in Jaipur on Thursday.

Sent into bat, RR were reduced to 36 for 3 in the eighth over, but 22-year-old Parag single-handedly took the home side to 185 for 5 with a magnificent unbeaten knock studded with seven fours and six sixes.

Parag, who was promoted to number 4 by the team management this season and made 43 runs in the previous match, won 25 runs against the South African veteran. Anrich Nortje with scores of 4, 4, 6, 4, 6, 1 in the final to achieve his highest T20 score.

Chasing 186 for a win, DC could only manage 173 for 5 in 20 overs thanks to the young South African Tristan Stubbs (44 not out from 23 balls) kept them in the race until the final over from which they needed 17 runs.

Avesh Khan conceded only four points to help RR win their second consecutive match.

South African coach Nandre Burger And Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets each to also contribute to RR’s victory.

(With PTI inputs)

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