DC vs RR: Watch: Rasikh Salam outplays Riyan Parag and castles him with a slower delivery

Rasikh Salam, Riyan Parag

Rasikh Salam, on Tuesday (May 7), castled Riyan Parag with a beauty to give Delhi Capitals a much-needed breakthrough in their ongoing game against Rajasthan Royals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Chasing 222 runs, the Royals were advancing at 103 for 2 in the 11th over with captain Sanju Samson and Parag well prepared. Parag joined Samson in the middle in the sixth over when Axar Patel dismissed Jos Buttler to reduce RR to 67 for 2.

Samson and Parag then took the score past the 100-run mark. Parag started positively and raced to 27 runs with the help of a four and three sixes before Rasikh Dar Salam sent him back in the 11th over. On the last ball of the over, the right-arm bowler edged the Royals star with a slower delivery.

It was a slower back-of-hand delivery that managed to beat the swing of Parag’s bat before hitting the top of the stump. Parag attempted a shot but played a little early when the slower ball went past his bat and hit the top of the stump.

Watch Rasikh Salam castle Riyan Parag:

Talking about the game, the Royals were 130 for 3 in the 13th over at the time of writing this report. Samson was hitting 74 off just 35 balls with the help of six fours and as many sixes, while Shubham Dubey kept him company.

The Royals hope their captain will stay until the end and lead them to the finish line. A win against DC will make the Royals the first team to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2024. Currently, the Royals are in second place with eight wins from 10 games.

Earlier in the game, DC finished their innings on 221 for 8 thanks to fifties from their openers Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abishek Porel. Fraser-McGurk smashed fifty balls off 19 as Porel scored 65 off 36. Towards the end, Tristan Stubbs played a crucial knock of 41 runs to take his team to a total of over 220.