Ravindra Jadeja first recorded a record 37 runs in Harshal Patel’s last over and then picked up 3 wickets in the bowling which helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 69 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) here on Sunday. Karachi topped the points table with a fourth successive win.
Ravindra Jadeja initially scored an unbeaten 62 in 28 balls with the help of 4 fours and 5 sixes, his highest score in T20. His blistering innings and a 74-run partnership for the first wicket between Faf Duplessis (50 off 41 balls, five fours, a six) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (33 off 25 balls) helped CSK bat first for 191 for four. Scored.
Jadeja then showed his left-arm spin bowling and took three wickets for 13 runs in 4 overs. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2 for 16) gave him good support, allowing RCB’s team to score 122 runs on 9 wickets. This is the first defeat after RCB’s four consecutive wins.
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The match completely went to Ravindra Jadeja. He had put pressure on RCB with the blast of the last over, which also appeared in the batting of Virat Kohli’s team.
Patel was proving to be the trump card for RCB in the death overs till now. He showed his brilliance even today, but Jadeja hit him for five sixes and a four in the 20th over. There was also a Nobol among them. A total of 37 runs were scored in this over and it became the joint most expensive over in IPL history.
When Jadeja did not even open the account, he got his life and finally he was able to score the highest score of his career. Patel had conceded only 14 runs in the first three overs, but in the end his bowling analysis was three wickets for 51 runs.
Now Daromdar was on the opening pair of Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal but both of them returned to the pavilion in the powerplay itself. Padikkal scored 34 runs off 15 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes but Kohli (eight runs) did not show up in color. He was caught by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the slow ball of Sam Curren. Padikkal lost his wicket in an attempt to pull the ball off Shardul Thakur.
Despite this, RCB were able to score 65 for two in the Powerplay but Ravindra Jadeja then held the ball and sent the pavilions to Washington Sundar (seven from 11 balls) and Glenn Maxwell (22 from 15 balls) in successive overs. Granted. Maxwell was bowled in an attempt to play the long shot.
Jadeja then ran out to Dan Christian (one) and got AB de Villiers (four) off his turn, shaking his leg stump. This ensured CSK’s victory. Yuzvendra Chahal (eight not out from 21 balls) and Mohammad Siraj (12 not out from 14 balls) managed to play the entire 20 overs.
Earlier, after Dhoni’s decision to bat first after winning the toss, Duplessis sampled his imposing drive while Gaekwad supported him. Chahal (one for 24) broke the partnership by having Gaikwad caught by Kyle Jamieson on his leg break. Suresh Raina (24 off 18 balls) hit Chahal for a spectacular six in the long on field and then showed his skills to play long shots to Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini as well.
Kohli made frequent changes to the bowling and Patel bounced Raina and Duplessis to slow balls and sent CSK to the backfoot. Raina attempted a long shot at midwicket while Duplessis caught the boundary off the next ball. His catch was beautifully caught by Dan Christian but he gave life to Ravindra Jadeja which proved costly. Patel took his third wicket in the form of Ambati Rayudu (14 from seven balls). Dhoni remained unbeaten after scoring two runs.