Chennai Super Kings end Royal Challengers Bangalore’s perfect start to IPL 2021 with a crushing 69-run win to go top of the table after Ravindra Jadeja smashed 62no from 28 balls, took 3-13 and added a run out with a direct hit in an incredible all-round display
Ravindra Jadeja starred with bat, ball and in the field as Chennai Super Kings beat RCB to go top of the IPL
Ravindra Jadeja put in a stunning all-round performance to take Chennai Super Kings to a thumping 69-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a top-of-the-table IPL clash.
Having been dropped on nought, the CSK all-rounder proceeded to blitz an unbeaten 62 from just 28 balls, including five sixes – four in a row – in a remarkable last over from Harshal Patel that cost 37 runs as Chennai posted 191-4.
That was just the start though as he took 3-13 with his left-arm spin, bowling two of RCB’s most dangerous batsmen, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers, either side of running out Dan Christian with a direct hit in one of the most dominant all-round T20 efforts in recent times.
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RCB eventually limped to 122-9 as they suffered their first defeat of the campaign – after starting with four straight wins – to lose their spot at the top of the standings to Chennai on net run-rate.
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