Welcome back to another blockbuster match between CSK vs RCB of the VIVO IPL 2021!!
What a magic and style of Ravindra Jadeja! This was the Jaddu show!! This was totally Jadeja vs RCB encounter. Ravindra Jadeja smashed 37 runs to equal the IPL record and helped Chennai Super Kings to 191 for 4 with the help of five sixes in an over.
Chennai won this match by 69 runs. Chasing a target of 192 runs, RCB scored 122 for nine in 20 overs. Jadeja performed all-round on behalf of Chennai. He also took three wickets for Bangalore with Notout scoring 62 runs. Earlier, Chennai batted first and scored 191 runs, losing four wickets in 20 overs. Harshal Patel took 3 wickets for RCB. With this, CSK has once again achieved no.1 in the point table. This is RCB’s first defeat in 5 matches of this season.
After winning the toss, decided to bat first, Chennai started great with openers Rituraj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. Both make a 74-run partnership for the first wicket. Gaikwad was out after scoring 33 runs in 25 balls. After that, Suresh Raina played a brilliant innings scored 24 runs in 18 balls. Harshal Patel dismissed Raina and Duplessis off two balls in a row of the 14th over. Duplessis was out for 50 runs in 41 balls. Ravindra Jadeja scored 36 runs in the final over. Jadeja played an unbeaten 62-run storm with the help of 5 sixes and 4 fours in just 28 balls. So that Chennai could score 191 runs in 20 overs. Harshal Patel took the maximum of 3 wickets.
Chasing the target, RCB got a brilliant start by the captain Virat Kohli and opner Devadatta Padikal. Kohli was out after scoring just 8 runs, after that Devdutt Paddikal also out and returned to the pavilion. Paddikal scored 34 runs in 15 balls. The fall of wickets of RCB started from here. However, Glenn Maxwell scored 22, while Jaminsson scored 16 runs, but could not bring RCB closer to victory. For Chennai, Jadeja took 3 wickets and a run out, while Imran Tahir took 2 wickets. Apart from these, Sam Karran and Shardul Thakur got 1-1 wickets each.
Ravindra Jadeja | Player of the Match: No, I don’t think so (when asked if they had a better day). A lot of fun, when you contribute to your team in a winning match, it means a lot. I have been working a lot on my fitness, skills and everything else, fortunately, it paid off today. It’s tough as an all-rounder, you have to do well in all departments – during training, I don’t do all three things (batting, bowling and fielding practice) in a single day. I was looking for a strong hit in the last over, Mahi Bhai told me that he (Harshal) would bowl somewhere outside the off stump and I was ready for it. Luckily I got involved with everything and we managed to reach 191, it was an important over from our side. I knew that if I got a strike, I would have to score some runs. Today was not my day (not taking a catch), but I got a run-out (laughs), I’m happy with it.
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