Royal Challengers Bangalore’s winning streak of four matches ended as they were outplayed by Chennai Super Kings in hot conditions in Mumbai,Wankhede stadium
Earlier, CSK Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers Rituraj Gaikwad , Faf Du Plessis looked in awesome form . The pair put on 74 in 9.1 overs before Gaikwad fell for ( 33), du Plessis in consistent form at the top scored a 41 ball 50 . Suresh Raina made a quick cameo 18 ball 24. Ambati Rayudu ( 14). But the star of the batting was Ravindra jadeja .
Dropped on 0 by Dan Christian, Jadeja made RCB pay heavily as he smashed a blistering game changing innings and unbeaten 28 ball 62 not out with four fours and five maximums . Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( 2 not out) could only watch with awe from the other end. The spectacular Jadeja assault in the final overs.
All Over: A comprehensive win for @ChennaiIPL as they beat #RCB by 69 runs and also end their four-match unbeaten streak in #IPL2021.#CSK take the No. 1 spot in the table now. https://t.co/wpoquMXdsr #CSKvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/r1zCPv8mub
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Jadeja blasted Harshal Patel for the moist numbers of runs conceded in an over – 37 . His last over saw carnage of sorts – 6,6, 6 nb,6,2,6,4 much to the disbelief of RCB skipper Virat Kohli. CSK finishing strongly at 191/4 in their 20 overs.
RCB bowling figures : Mohammed Siraj 0/32 ( 4 overs) , Kyle Jamieson 0/31 ( 3 overs), Yuzvendra Chahal 1/24 ( 3 overs) , Navdeep Saini 0/27 ( 2 overs) Harshal Patel 3/51 ( 4 overs) 37 in the last over, Daniel Christian 0/12 ( 2 0vers), Washington Sundar 0/ 13 ( 2 overs)
Chasing 192, RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal was on fire with a quick 15 ball 34 with four fours and two sixes. . Skipper Virat Kohli fell for 8. The reached 54/ 2 in 5.4 overs and match looked for close finish . But once CSK spinners came into play the game swung CSK way . RCB batting collapsed . Big guns – Glenn Maxwell ( 22), A B De Villiers ( 4 ) both claimed by Ravindra Jadeja . Washington Sundar ( 7) too was another Jadeja victim in his dream match. For RCB the game was over. And they could only score 122 / 9 in their 20 overs . CSK winning by an emphatic 69 runs .
CSK bowling figures read : Ravindra Jadeja 3/13 ( 4 overs) Imran Tahir 2/16 ( 4 overs), Deepak Chahar 0/25 ( 2 overs), Shardul Thakur 1/ 11 ( 3 overs), Sam Curran 1/35 ( 4 overs) , Dwayne Bravo 0/19 ( 2 overs)