In the 19th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 69 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.
Chasing a massive target of 192, RCB started pretty well after Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal took their team to a flier. The duo added 44 runs in just three overs and were looking to dominate the chase. But Sam Curran did not let that happen as he dismissed Kohli on the first ball of the fourth over.
Kohli’s dismissal opened the flood gates as RCB kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually managed to reach only 122/9, losing the contest by 69 runs.
CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the main highlight in the match after he shined with both bat and ball. Jadeja smashed unbeaten 62 runs from 28 balls to take his side to a massive 191/4 in their allotted 20 overs.
Jadeja’s incredible knock also included a 36-run final over bowled by RCB pacer Harshal Patel. Jaddu smacked five sixes, one four and took a couple to equal Chris Gayle’s record of scoring maximum runs in an over in IPL.
After batting heroics, Jadeja showed his ‘A Game’ in the bowling as well. He ended up as the most successful bowler for CSK, picking up three wickets off just 13 runs in his quota of 4 overs. He removed Washington Sundar (7), Glenn Maxwell (22) and RCB’s backbone AB de Villiers (4).
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 25, 2021
Loyalty to players and coaches by @IPL franchises goes a LONG way – CSK! 💪🏽
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 25, 2021
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 25, 2021
Congrats CSKians it’s your day! Great win. Sir Jadeja’s game was crazy good! 🤯 An amazing performance by him! 🔥 Both teams now on 4 wins each. We knew this game would be one to watch, Dhoni V Kohli, teams 1 and 2. RCBians don’t despair, we’ll bounce back! #CSKvRCB #IPL2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 25, 2021
— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) April 25, 2021
Bat ball field @imjadeja game set match.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 25, 2021
— Ridhima Pathak – WEAR A MASK, STAY SAFE (@PathakRidhima) April 25, 2021
Man of the match award won’t be enough for Ravindra Jadeja today- How about putting him on the points table with 2 points ? #CSKvRCB
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 25, 2021
If @imjadeja flaps his hands today, he will fly
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 25, 2021
Think Jadeja might be a chance at man of the match here 😳
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) April 25, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 25, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) April 25, 2021
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
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 25, 2021
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 25, 2021
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 25, 2021
It's been Ravindra Jadeja Vs RCB today, and Jadeja is winning the battle.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 25, 2021
Ravindra Jadeja:Man of the match pic.twitter.com/0ngtcAymht
— சோம்பேறி நாய் (@Somberi_naai) April 25, 2021