Ravindra Jadeja smashed 37 outs from the last inning of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to take them to 191/4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday at Wankhead Stadium.
The all-rounder hit five sixes – including one without the ball – and a four from Harshal Patel, who took three wickets and gave only 14 runs in the three overs he had previously bowled.
Jadea finished the inning at 62 with just 28 balls, hitting four fours in addition to the five sixes. He made a partnership of 49 runs of 17 balls for the fifth goal with his partner, the captain MS Dhoni, contributing to only two tracks in it.
Jadeja’s fury made the 20th match together the most expensive in the history of IPL, originally set by Chris Gale for RCB in 2011 when he scored 37 runs from Prasanth Parameswaran against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Accumulating praise for Jadeja’s individual bat show, former England captain Michael Vaughn said the wagon deserves a place in the A + category on BCCI’s annual contract list. Three players – They grow kohli,, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit bumrah – were placed in category A +, while Ravindra Jadea in group A.
“Fantastic @imjadeja !! 6666264 reasons why he should be in the biggest contract @BCCI # IPL2021 @whistIepodu,” Vaughn tweeted.
Judea was thrown to zero by Dan Christian of Washington Sundar in the 15th. CSK started 17th over 134/3 and Mohammed Siraj and Patel gave up only 20 runs in the 17th, 18th and 19th overs Although RCB seemed to have done well to limit CSK to less from face value, Jadeja turned it around at the last minute.
He started with a six over the long and deep areas for the weekend. Patel missed the yorker and the second delivery was sent back on the ropes. Then the fast bowling came over the gate, but in the end he bowled without a height ball, which was also sent for a six by Jadeja.
The free hit that followed was sent over a deep intermediate door. Then Jadeja looked to hit the next ball over extra cover and the fielder there almost pulled out a stunning catch. The Batsmen ran away twice, returning Jade to a strike and he hit the next ball for a long five for six overs. He then hit the final ball over a square foot and it bounced before going for four.
(With IANS inputs)