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 commentary 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!