The irrepressible Ravindra Jadeja blasted an IPL record-equalling 37 runs in a single over after which grabbed three large wickets in an excellent all-round show as Chennai Tremendous Kings crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 69 runs, on Sunday. Jadeja pummelled 62 off 28 balls and lifted CSK to 191 for 4 after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to bat in a top-of-the-table conflict. Then, along with his slow-left arm spin bowling, the star all-rounder picked up the necessary wickets of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell to derail RCB’s run chase on a sluggish Wankhede pitch.
After a cracking begin that noticed them cross 50 in 5 overs, RCB had been stopped at 122 for 9 in 20 overs. The immensely-talented Devdutt Padikkal top-scored with a blazing 34 off simply 15 balls.
Veteran South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2/16) picked up two wickets for CSK whereas giving freely only a few runs. Jadeja started the ultimate over of CSK innings by clobbering 4 consecutive sixes off Harshal Patel earlier than including one other off the fifth ball. He smashed the final ball over sq. leg for 4 as Harshal, who had figures of three for 14 going into the ultimate over, completed with 4-0-51-3.
Jadeja, batting at No.5, was but to open his account when he was dropped by Dan Christian off Washington Sundar. Enjoying for RCB, Chris Gayle had additionally scored 37 runs, in opposition to Kochi Tuskers Kerala within the 2011 version, the bowler being Prasanth Parameswaran on that event.
The left-handed Jadeja made full use of the reprieve to damage what was turning out to be a wonderful outing for purple cap holder Harshal, Patel, along with his brutal final over onslaught. With CSK positioned at 154/4 when Harshal was handed the ball, Jadeja hit the primary 4 balls for towering sixes and adopted them with one other most and a boundary within the seven-ball closing over.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained not out on 2. Jadeja’s assault got here after the RCB bowlers — Patel and Mohd Siraj (0/32) — had stored CSK in verify. Earlier, a second straight half-century for Faf du Plessis (50 off 41 balls) propelled CSK earlier than Harshal delivered a double blow for RCB within the 14th over, eliminating Suresh Raina (24) and the previous South African captain off successive deliveries.
Raina belted three sixes throughout his 18-ball knock which gave CSK the move-on after the openers had arrange a superb platform with a 74-run partnership. Ambati Rayudu, who got here in at No.4, hit an enormous six in his 14 and regarded good for extra earlier than he holed out off Harshal’s bowling just a few deliveries after showing to have harm himself whereas stretching to get again to the crease.
Batting first, Gaikwad and du Plessis by no means let go of a scoring alternative and put away the dangerous deliveries. Gaikwad, who started slowly, caught up with the South African veteran with some very good photographs. The CSK openers raced to 51 in six overs with du Plessis and Gaikwad matching one another shot for shot. The RCB pacers — Kyle Jamieson and Mohammad Siraj — couldn’t make a lot of an impression.
Yuzvendra Chahal, launched within the fourth over, too couldn’t make a direct affect. Chahal, although, managed to interrupt the opening partnership within the tenth over by getting Gaikwad to miscue an tried large shot which was caught by Jamieson. RCB capitulated after the exit of skipper Virat Kohli (8) and Padikkal, who supplied a flying begin by racing to 44 in three overs.
Padikkal regarded in elegant contact as he hit boundaries effortlessly, sending two over the fence.
After Kohli fell to a slower ball from Sam Curran (1/35) and Padikkal was dismissed by Shardul Thakur (1/11), issues went downhill for the Bengaluru staff because it slipped to 81 for five within the tenth over.
Washington Sundar (7), who was promoted to the No.3 spot, couldn’t make an affect and was Jadeja’s first sufferer. Glenn Maxwell (22, 15 balls) threatened, albeit briefly, earlier than being castled by Jadeja. De Villiers (4), on whom the staff’s hopes rested, was foxed by Jadeja, who received one to show to dismiss the damaging South African.