Jadeja’s All Round Performance Saves CSK

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(Last Updated On: April 24, 2014)

Sidelights:

Everything has its due date. One of the most consistent batting line up in the IPL is from the CSK and yesterday it failed. The way McCullum and Smith played their games it was looking like both of them playing on a different pitch. McCullum was struggling while Smith was at his ease. Then came the collapse but Jadeja and Ashwin put the things to gather and helped their team to reach a respectable total of 140. On a slow low pitch what RR had to do was to plan the chase but when Jadeja took both the main stay of RR innings, Samson and Watson RR just lost the plan somewhere and despite some hitting by Kulkarni in the end they lost to CSK by 7 runs.

IPL 7 | Match 10 | RR VS CSK

 Jadeja Celebrates Watson's Wicket

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss: RR and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

CSK: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ishwar Pandey, Mohit Sharma

RR: Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rajat Bhatia, James Faulkner, Tim Southee, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Tambe

Mini Score Card

CSK 140/6 (20) Run rate: 7.00

Dwayne Smith 50 (28) | Rajat Bhatia 2/13

Ravindra Jadeja 36* (33) | Praveen Tambe 1/27 (4)

RR 133 – all out (19.5) Run rate: 6.70

Dhawal Kulkarni 28* (19) | Ravindra Jadeja 4/33 (4)

Rajat Bhatia 23 (20) | Ishwar Pandey 1/22 (4)

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Result: CSK won by 7 runs

Points: CSK 2 (Total 4) | RR 0 (Total 2)

Man of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (CSK)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena | Richard Illingworth | C Shamsuddin (3rd) | K Srinivasan (Reserve)

Match Referee: Graeme Labrooy

How they played the game

Powerplay: CSK 51 runs, 1 wicket | RR 38 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runs: CSK 36 balls | RR 50 balls

50-100 runs: CSK 50 balls | RR 49 balls

Best Partnership

CSK: 7th wicket – 39* runs off 31 balls between Jadeja 23* (18) and Ashwin 9* (13)

RR: 9th wicket – 28 runs off 25 balls between Bhatia 17 (12) and Kulkarni 10* (13)

Fours and SIXES

CSK: 10 Fours (6 by Smith, 2 by Jadeja and 1 each by Manhas and Ashwin) | 3 SIXES by Smith

RR: 7 Fours (2 by Rahane and 1 each by Nayar, Smith, Bhatia, Faulkner and Southee) | 6 SIXES (2 each by Samson and Kulkarni and 1 each by Watson and Bhatia)

Important facts about the match:

  • Rajath Bhatia’s figures of 4-0-13-2 are the most economical figures in the IPL till now.
  • All the 13 runs Bhatia gave were singles that too a record of sorts.

In the PIC: Jadeja Celebrates Watson’s Wicket

Picture Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo

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