Ravindra Jadeja it was literally everywhere! The Chennai Super Kings Universal Tour had a day on the field as he shot 62 of 28, registered 3/13 bowling figures and won to hand over his first defeat of the season to the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
Jade knocked IPL a record draw of 37 tracks with five towering finals over sixes and lifted the Chennai Super Kings to 191 for four. In response, RCBs were stopped at 122 for 9 for 20 overs.
Left-wing Jadea, who was thrown 0 by Dan Christian of Washington Sundar in the 15th, made full use of the postponement to finish 62 out of 28 balls after destroying what turned out to be a great outing for purple cap holder Harshal Patel. with his brutal last attack. From 3/14 in three overs, Harshal finished with 3/51 figures.
With CSK placed at 154/4 when the ball was handed to Harshal, Jadea hit the first four balls for huge sixes and followed them with a new maximum and a seven-ball finish in the final. Skipper Mahendra Singh Doni remained at 2.
Jadea’s attack came after RCB bowlers Patel and Mohd Siraj (0/32) kept CSK under control. Second consecutive half a century for Faf du Plessis (50 of 41 balls) propelled CSK before Harschal doubled for RCB in the 14th, getting rid of It’s raining (24) and the former South African captain have suspended successive deliveries.
Raina came up with three sixes during her 18-ball strike, which gave CSK a boost after the openers had created a good platform with a partnership of 74 performances.
Ambati Rayuda, who came in at No. 4, hit a huge six of his 14 and looked good for more before he came out of Harshall’s bowling alley several deliveries, after appearing to be injured as he stretched to return to the fold .
First beating, Gaikwad and du Plessis never missed an opportunity to point out and reject poor deliveries. The slow-moving Gaikwad caught up with the South African veteran with several superb shots.
The CSK openers competed to 51 in six shots with du Plessis and Gaikwad, who matched shot after shot. RCB pacers – Kyle Jamieson and Mohammad Siraj – could not make much of an impression.
Yuzvendra sighed, introduced in the fourth, also cannot have an immediate impact. Chahal, however, managed to break the initial partnership in the 10th, causing Gaikwad to mislead an attempt for a big shot that was caught by Jamieson.
(With PTI inputs)