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Ravindra Jadeja smashes Harshal Patel for record-equalling 37 runs in an over

Harshal Patel, who had been one of the best death overs bowlers of IPL 2021 so far, was put to the sword as Ravindra Jadeja went berserk in the 20th over. Jadeja equalled the record for most runs scored in an IPL over.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 25, 2021 8:09:24 pm
Chennai Super Kings' Ravindra Jadeja in action against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (IPL)

Ravindra Jadeja smashed 37 runs off the last over of the Chennai Super Kings batting innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2021 match on Sunday. Harshal Patel, who had been one of the best death overs bowlers of the season so far, was the unfortunate bowler put to the sword as Jadeja went berserk in the 20th over.

Here is the sequence of the 20th over of the CSK innings: 6 6 N6 6 2 6 4

CSK posted 191/4 in their 20 overs vs RCB on the back of Jadeja’s final over assault. Harshal Patel, Purple Cap holder, had figures of 3/14 in 3 overs before the final over assault. He finished with unflattering figures of 3/51.

The record for the most runs scored in an over in the IPL is now jointly held by Jadeja and Chris Gayle, who had also smashed 37 runs in an over in IPL 2011. Gayle, then playing for RCB, had sent Kochi Tuskers Kerala’s Prasanth Parameshwaran to the cleaners on that occasion.

Jadeja’s all-round heroics powers CSK to 69-run win

Jadeja followed his batting heroics by grabbing three big wickets in an outstanding all-round display as Chennai Super Kings crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 69 runs.

Jadeja pummelled 62 off 28 balls and lifted CSK to 191 for four after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to bat in a top-of-the-table clash.

Then, with his slow-left arm spin bowling, the star all-rounder picked up the important wickets of AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell to derail RCB’s run chase on a sluggish Wankhede pitch.

After a cracking start that saw them cross 50 in five overs, RCB were stopped at 122 for nine in 20 overs. The immensely-talented Devdutt Padikkal top-scored with a blazing 34 off just 15 balls.

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