IPL 2019, DC vs RR: Riyan Parag youngest to hit an IPL fifty

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 4, 2019UPDATED: May 4, 2019 18:56 IST Riyan Parag hit a 49-ball 50 to become the youngest player to hit a half-century in IPL. ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRiyan Parag became the youngest IPL half-centurion on SaturdayParag aged 17 years 175 days, broke the record of Sanju Samson and Prithvi ShawParag’s 50 off 49 balls helped Rajasthan Royals reach 115/9Riyan Parag on Saturday became the youngest to score a half-century in the Indian Premier League as Delhi Capitals restricted Rajasthan Royals for 115/9 from the quota of 20 overs.Parag scored his first fifty aged 17 years 175 days, to break the record of the youngest half-centurion, which was held by Sanju Samson, when he had scored an IPL fifty aged 18 years 169 days in 2013.Last year Prithvi Shaw, came close to breaking the record, as he scored his first fifty aged 18 years 169 days, while Rishabh Pant hit his first IPL half-century aged 18 years 212 days in 2016. Shubman Gill too scored his first fifty in 2018, aged just 18 years 237 days.Parag scored 50 runs from 49 balls but was caught off the last ball of the RR innings by Sherfane Rutherford off the bowling of Trent Boult. Parag hit 4 boundaries and 2 sixes in his record-breaking knock.Parag, on Saturday, played an innings beyond his years as he stuck around on a challenging track, as senior batsmen fell like nine pins around him.Parag had come close to breaking the record in his second ever Ip[l game, when he scored 43 against Mumbai Indians April 21 in Jaipur.#FunFactYoungest players to score a Vivo @IPL 50Riyan Parag – 17y 175dSanju Samson 18y 169dPrithvi Shaw 18y 169dRishabh Pant 18y 237dAll 4 of them are playing today. #DCvRR #RR #HallaBol pic.twitter.com/qOcZZ2VrMgRajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 4, 2019After the end of the game, the Guwahati-born cricketer had opened up on his experience of representing the Royals and playing in the IPL for the first time this year.advertisementParag described the feeling as surreal when Unadkat asked him how it was like playing for the Royals and winning the game with his bat.”It feels really surreal. Been watching the IPL for the last 5-6 years and now being a part of it and playing for Rajasthan Royals, contributing for my team feels surreal. I’m grateful to RR for picking me,” Parag told Unadkat on iplt20.com.Also Read | Prithvi Shaw joint-youngest to score half-century in Indian Premier League historyAlso Read | Riyan Parag, the boy who almost became IPL’s youngest half-centurion, loves soft toysAlso See -For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Riyan ParagFollow IPL 2019Follow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow DCvsRR advertisement scorecard graphs commentarycenter_img view more view less IPL 2019, DC vs RR: Riyan Parag youngest to hit an IPL fiftyRiyan Parag, aged just 17 years 175 days, became the youngest ever to score an IPL half-century. Parag broke the record held by Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw No data available!last_img read more

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Waste management sector is wellplaced to battle climate change finds UN report

“Waste and Climate Change: Global Trends and Strategy Framework” – prepared by the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre – says the waste sector is particularly well placed to cut its contribution to global man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) and even become an emissions saver. The report recommends reducing the amount of primary materials used in manufacturing, storing carbon in landfills and compost, and harvesting methane from rubbish tips for fuel and electricity generation.“The waste sector is already acting to minimize the impact of potentially potent greenhouse gases like methane, but this is often done on a country-by-country basis. The time is ripe to scale up and deliver a far more coordinated and global response, especially in respect to developing economies,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.The report was released as delegates from around the world meet in the Mexican city of Cancún for the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Estimates put the emissions contribution of the waste sector at roughly 3-5 per cent of GHG, about equal to the GHG produced by international aviation and shipping. However, the study notes that reliability of calculation methods and data between countries vary, with uncertainty ranging from 10-30 per cent in developed countries to as high as 60 per cent in developing countries that do not produce annual data. Landfills emitting methane are considered the biggest contributors from the waste sector in terms of emissions, in part because methane is thought to be 25 times more harmful over a 100-year period than carbon dioxide. Landfills with gas recovery systems have been able to capture 50-80 per cent of the methane emitted.Although developing countries generate on average only 10-20 per cent of the waste of developed countries, the figure is growing along with their economies. Attempts to decouple waste production from economic growth through Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects have the potential to focus more on landfill gas. In China, only 2.5 per cent of CDM projects are landfill ones while in India the figure is just under 2 per cent. The Executive Secretary of the Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes, Katharina Kummer Peiry, welcomed the Waste and Climate Change Report, which, she said, bucked a trend of underestimation of the ways in which waste management can help combat climate change. “The Secretariat looks forward to joining forces with others in strengthening this link through the environmentally sound management of waste,” she said.More focus on winning quick victories in the battle against climate change, like the one offered by taking new approaches to waste management, can help in bridging the gap between the emissions levels scientists say are essential to keep 21st century temperature rise lower than 2 degrees Celsius. “Every avenue, every opportunity and every option for cutting greenhouse gases needs to be brought into play if the world is to combat dangerous climate change and set the stage for a transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy urgently needed in the 21st century,” said Mr. Steiner.Cancun 3 December 2010Cutting emissions from the world’s waste management companies could have a big impact in the fight against climate change, according to a United Nations report released today. read more

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