Jadeja (3/13) later grabbed three big wickets in an outstanding all-round display as CSK crushed RCB by 69 runs.
The left-handed batsman, who got a life on nought by Dan Christian off Washington Sundar in the 15th over, made full use of the reprieve to finish on 62 off 28 balls.
Do not miss this 🚨1 over 37 runs: @imjadeja’s record-equalling final-over carnage. #CSKvRCB | #VIVOIPL |… https://t.co/NbCID5nwXW
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From 3/14 in three overs, Harshal finished with figures of 3/51. Jadeja ruined what was turning out to be a great outing for purple cap holder Harshal, with his brutal last over onslaught.
Dropped!Jadeja crunches a pull straight down the throat of Christian at deep mid-wicket, and he’s put it down! Ne… https://t.co/fNzyLzL0iD
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CSK were at 154/4 when Harshal was handed the ball, Jadeja hit the first four balls for huge sixes and followed them with another maximum and a boundary in the seven-ball final over.
Two in two!@HarshalPatel23 is on a roll here. He has dismissed Raina and du Plessis in consecutive deliveries.… https://t.co/9FbL0hMBeh
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Earlier, a second straight half-century for Faf du Plessis (50 off 41 balls) propelled CSK before Harshal delivered a double blow for RCB in the 14th over, getting rid of Suresh Raina (24) and the former South African captain off successive deliveries.
FIFTY! @ChennaiIPL opener @faf1307 has got his 18th #VIVOIPL 5️⃣0️⃣ in 40 balls and second in a row this season.… https://t.co/N1akZiVynv
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Raina belted three sixes during his 18-ball knock which gave CSK the move-on after the openers had set up a good platform with a 74-run partnership.
Up & Away!@ImRaina has completed 200 sixes in #VIVOIPL and is the 7th batsman to do so. 👌https://t.co/wpoquMXdsr… https://t.co/OktGpLabz1
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The CSK openers raced to 51 in six overs with du Plessis and Gaikwad matching each other shot for shot. The RCB pacers — Kyle Jamieson and Mohammad Siraj — could not make much of an impression.