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PICS: Jadeja excels with bat and ball as CSK humble RCB

Last updated on: April 25, 2021 20:38 IST
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Images from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Mumbai, on Sunday.

Chennia Super Kings  all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after dismissing Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman A B de Villiers in the IPL match, in Mumbai, on Sunday.

IMAGE: Chennia Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after dismissing Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman A B de Villiers in the IPL match, in Mumbai, on Sunday. Photograph: BCCI

Ravindra Jadeja excelled with bat and ball as Chennai Super Kings trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore by 69 runs in the IPL match, at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, on Sunday.

The dashing all-rounder first went on the rampage in the death overs, blazing away to 62 off 28 balls to hoist the former champions to 191 for 4, as 74 runs came off the last five overs, the final one yielding 37.

 

Then, he bagged the wickets of Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell and A B de Villiers to finish with figures of 3 for 13 from four overs, which included a maiden.

The victory took Chennai Super Kings to the top of the eight-team table with four wins from five matches, while Royal Challengers suffered their first defeat in five outings.

The Royal Challengers got off to a good start, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal putting on 44 runs before Sam Curran ended the partnership, having Kohli (8) caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his first delivery of the fourth over.

Shardul Thakur celebrates after dismissing Devdutt Padikkal

IMAGE: Shardul Thakur celebrates after dismissing Devdutt Padikkal. Photograph: BCCI

Padikkal then perished in the next over after scoring 34 off 15 balls, which included 4 fours and 2 sixes, as RCB put up a solid 54-2 at the end of the fifth over.

However, Sundar, Maxwell, Daniel Christian (run out) and de Villiers fell to Jadeja and CSK were well on course for a resounding victory.

Padikkal, who was batting well, failed to get the elevation and holed out to Suresh Raina. He was out for 34 off 15 balls.

Glenn Maxwell is bowled by Ravindra Jadeja

IMAGE: Glenn Maxwell is bowled by Ravindra Jadeja. Photograph: BCCI

Jadeja then destroyed RCB. He sent back Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad taking an excellent catch at deep mid-wicket.

The in-form Maxwell was his next victim, caught and bowled for 22 off 15.

He then had Daniel Christian run out after an excellent piece of fielding.

Imran Tahir celebrates with Suresh Raina after dismissing Navdeep Saini

IMAGE: Imran Tahir celebrates with Suresh Raina after dismissing Navdeep Saini. Photograph: BCCI

After 10 overs RCB were 83-5. It got worse when Jadeja bowled de Villiers for 4 off 9 balls.

At 83 for 6 in the 11th over it was all over for Royal Challengers.

Kyle Jamieson scored 16 off 13 before Imran Tahir ran him out, and Mohammed Siraj hit an unbeaten 12 off 14 balls and Chahal 8 off 21 to give RCB something to show on the scoreboard.

Chennai Super Kings batsman Ravindra Jadeja sends the ball into the stands for a six during the IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Mumbai, on Sunday.

IMAGE: Chennai Super Kings batsman Ravindra Jadeja sends the ball into the stands for a six. Photograph: BCCI

Earlier, coming in at the fall of Faf du Plessis’s wicket in the 14th over, Jadeja set an IPL record-equalling 37 runs with five towering sixes in the last over hoist CSK.

He hit the first delivery of the last over, bowled by Harshal for a six, the next also for six, the third, which was a no-ball, for a six, and another six off the free-hit, which brought up his 50.

Harshal then conceded just two before Jadeja hit another six and four as 37 runs came from the over.

Du Plessis scored 50 off 41 balls and shared a first-wicket stand of 74 runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad (33) before Harshal Patel wreaked havoc.

Harshal was most successful bowler for the Royal Challengers, returning figures of 3 for 51 despite giving away 37 runs in his fourth and final over.

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat. They three-time champions made two changes, an unfit Moeen Ali was replaced by Dwayne Bravo while Ngidi Lungi made way for Imran Tahir. 

Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates after dismissing Ruturaj Gaikwad

IMAGE: Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates with Virat Kohli after dismissing Ruturaj Gaikwad. Photograph: BCCI

There were two changes in the Royal Challengers Bangalore playing eleven too. Jhye Richardson and Shahbaz Ahmed were left out and Dan Christian and Navdeep Saini included.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis opened the batting for CSK while Mohammad Siraj got RCB’s bowling underway.

After a watchful first over, from which CSK got six runs -- du Plessis hit a four -- the CSK openers settled down and grew in confidence, taking 11 off the third over as Du Plessis hit a six off the first delivery.

By the time the powerplay overs were completed they were 52 without loss. Gaikwad scored 22 (off 18 balls) of those runs and du Plessis 27 off 19.

Faf du Plessis hits a four during his 41-ball 50

IMAGE: Faf du Plessis hits a four during his 41-ball 50. Photograph: BCCI

The pair took the score to 74 without loss by the ninth over before Yuzvendra Chahal returned for his second spell – after conceding 15 off his first two overs – to end the partnership with his first delivery.

Gaikwad misread a looping leg-spin delivery from the bowler and miscued his sweep shot to Kyle Jamieson, who ran in from deep backward square and took the catch. He was out for 33 off 25 balls, which included 4 fours and a six, as CSK were 74-1 at the start of the tenth over.

Suresh Raina, who came in at the fall of Gaikwad’s wicket, got going immediately, hitting Chahal for a six off the last delivery his over as CSK were 83-1 after 10.

He hit Washington Sundar for another one in the 12th over and  gave Saini the same treatment in the next.

Harshal Patel celebrates with skipper Virat Kohli after dismissing Faf du Plessis.

IMAGE: Harshal Patel celebrates with skipper Virat Kohli after dismissing Faf du Plessis. Photograph: BCCI

Meanwhile, du Plessis brought up his 50 off the first delivery of the 14th over, bowled by Harshal Patel.

The right-arm pacer then struck with the fourth delivery of the 14th over, having Raina caught by Devdutt Padikkal.

The batsman went for the big shot, did not connect cleanly and Padikkal took the catch at deep mid-wicket.

Suresh Raina is caught by Devdutt Padikkal.

IMAGE: Suresh Raina is caught by Devdutt Padikkal. Photograph: BCCI

Raina was out for 24 off 18 balls, which included a four and 3 sixes, as CSK lost their second wicket.

Harshal struck again off the next delivery, this time getting the big one of du Plessis. CSK lost two wickets for just a run and were reduced to 111-3 after the 14th.

Du Plessis went after a slower delivery from Harshal, but was unable to middle his cross-batted shot and Dan Christian did well to take the catch near the boundary rope.

The South African was out for 50 off 41 balls, including 5 fours and a six.

Ravindra Jadeja, the new-man in, was dropped by Christian off Sundar on 1 and made the most of the ‘life’. He hit Jamieson for two fours and Ambati Rayudu hit a six off the bowler to get 17 runs from the 16th.

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after completing his 50.

IMAGE: Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after completing his 50. Photograph: BCCI

Mohammed Siraj conceded just six runs off the 17th over to check the flow of runs before Harshal picked his third wicket, having Rayudu caught by Jamieson near the long leg boundary for 14 off 7 balls.

Harshal’s figures read: 3-0-14-3 and CSK were 145-4 after the 18th over.

Siraj then conceded nine off the penultimate over.

With Dhoni at the other end, Jadeja went on the rampage in the last over, bowled by Harshal. He hit the first delivery for a six, the next also for a maximum, the third, which was a no-ball, for a six, and another six off the free-hit, which brought up his 50.

Harshal then conceded just two before Jadeja hit another six and four as 37 runs came from the over and CSK finished with 191 for 4.

Jadeja was unbeaten with 62 off 28 balls and Dhoni on 2 off 3.

The last five overs got Chennai Super Kings 74 runs for the loss of one wicket.

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