Ravindra Jadeja hit 5 sixes and a four in the last over of the innings of RCB’s Harshal Patel. (PTI)
CSK vs RCB: Man of the match selected all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit Harshal Patel with 5 sixes and a four in the final over of CSK’s innings, making a total of 37 runs in this over. After the match, he told that captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had already told him about Harshal’s bowling plan. Chennai recorded their fourth consecutive win in the season.
In the match played at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, Chennai won the toss and batting first, scored a big score of 191 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs, after which the Bangalore team was able to score 122 runs on 9 wickets. With this, Chennai’s team has reached the top of the table with 8 points. RCB suffered their first defeat in the season and the team is second with 8 points.
Jadeja, who was elected Man of the Match, said after the win, ‘I was thinking about hitting the ball in the last over. Mahi Bhai (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) had already told me that Harshal Patel would deliver the ball at the off stump and I was ready for that. I was able to connect right to the ball and the team reached a score of 191. The last over was very important for us. I knew that if I stayed on strike, I could score more runs. Today was not my day, just one run out (laughing) I am very happy with that. ” He further said, ‘I enjoyed the game today. When you make a significant contribution to the team’s victory, then you feel much better. I work very hard on my fitness and talent. Luckily, even today, I managed to show amazing on the field too. I never work on all three things in batting, batting, bowling and fielding, I work on my talent once and then the next day on fitness. In the same way, I manage WorkLok.
Jadeja (62 *) and opener Faf Duplesey (50) scored half-centuries for Chennai in the match. Duplesey hit 5 fours and a six off 41 balls while Jadeja hit 4 fours and 5 sixes off 28 balls in a stormy manner. Pacer Harshal Patel took the maximum 3 wickets for RCB but he gave away 51 runs. Chasing the target, only four batsmen from the Bangalore team, Devdutt Padikkal (34), Glenn Maxwell (22), Kyle Jamieson (16) and Mohammad Siraj (12 *), could touch the double figures. Apart from Jadeja, spinner Imran Tahir took 2 wickets for 16 runs while Sam Karen and Shardul Thakur got 1-1 wickets.