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Chennai Super Kings 191/4 (20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings won by 69 runs.
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja
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CSK won by 69 runs

Right then, an all-round performance as good as you'll ever see in a T20 game from Ravindra Jadeja has led the Chennai Super Kings to a massive win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The huge margin of victory also means that their NRR has been boosted to an impressive +1.614. The Royal Challengers, on the other hand, will feel extremely disappointed with that performance. They were unable to extend their unbeaten run and they've slipped 2nd place on the points table. But they've got to put this game out of their minds and move on. 
MS Dhoni (Captain, CSK): Jadeja is someone who can change the game on his own. We've noticed significant changes in his batting over the last few years and it's important to give him some extra deliveries to get settled. You cannot predict the quantum of the victory, there's no control over how many runs or wickets. The wicket was good and I felt there was something in it for the spinners. The few extra runs we got towards the end helped. I thought 165 was par but those 25 extra runs meant that the opposition had to come harder at us. You cannot assume what the dew will do, some games have been high scoring here. You need to assess every game and today we made the right decision of batting first. We've not done anything drastically different. We've spoken about keeping the focus on the process. Credit to all the players. 
Ravindra Jadeja (Man of the Match, CSK): I don't think I've had a better day. I've been working hard on my fitness and skills. It's tough being an all-rounder, you need to perform in all departments. During training, I just focus on one skill at a time. I was looking to hit the ball hard today. 
Virat Kohli (Captain, RCB): It's important to look at a loss like this in the right way. It's come at the right time for us in the sense that it's come early on in the season. We need to understand where things went wrong for us. We were there for most of the game but lost some key moments badly. Jadeja showed his skills and took the game away from us and you can say that one guy beat us. We will continue to give him (Harshal Patel) responsibility, he took the wicket of two set batsmen and sucked the momentum away from them. We have to look at this in the right way and brush it aside and learn from it. We will continue to use different guys at three and give them an opportunity to change the game for us. 
The unbeaten Challengers have been trampled by the Super Kings, more specifically, by Ravindra Jadeja. It really was that kind of day for the Royal Navghan. He could not do a thing wrong! It started off with him carting Harshal Patel for 37 in the final over of their first innings. He finished unbeaten on a 28-ball 62 and single handedly propelled CSK to an above-par total. Next, he then carried that form through to his bowling and castled both Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers whilst also running Dan Christian out. A massive win though for the Super Kings, this will bolster their confidence. It goes without saying that this is a shattering defeat for Virat Kohli and co. Their 4-match winning streak has come to a screeching halt and they've got some thinking to do.

It all started to go downhill for RCB in the 19th over of the first innings prior to which they had done quite well with the ball in hand. But that fateful over from Harshal Patel went for 37 runs as Ravindra Jadeja smashed as many as 5 sixes and a boundary. That meant that they ended up having to chase 192 instead of something in the ballpark of 170. They got off to a flying start with Devdutt Padikkal smashing it all around the par, but that's as far as the positives went for RCB. Virat Kohli was the first to fall as Sam Curran had him caught behind thanks to some extra bounce. Next, the in-form Padikkal departed after playing one shot too many. 

RCB had the runs on the board but didn't have the wickets in the bank as all of Maxwell, Chrisitian and de Villiers fell in quick succession. It was only a matter of formalities thereafter. Jadeja finished with outstanding bowling figures of 3-13 from his 4 overs while Imran Tahir too backed him up with 2-15 from his 4. RCB just about managed to hang on and took the game right to the end but the result was going only one way all along. 

It's been a dominant performance from the men in yellow as they've now dethroned the Royal Challengers and have moved up to the top of the table themselves. This loss will sting severely for RCB who, up until this point, had had a perfect season. They'll be quite deflated after suffering a massive loss like this.  
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cricket ball icon Dwayne Bravo
19.6 Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Siraj, very full delivery on middle and leg stump. Siraj clears his front leg and helicopters that one, albeit via the inside edge towards short fine leg for one
19.5 Dwayne Bravo to Yuzvendra Chahal, slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Chahal goes searching for it and slices the ball towards Jadeja at short third man for another single
19.4 Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Siraj, OH! THE HELICOPTER IS OUT NOW! FUll delivery on middle and leg stump. Siraj gets his front foot out of the way and in MS DHoni fashion, drills that one towards long on for one
19.3 Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Siraj, OH! SAFE! SLower delivery on a length outside off stump. Siraj clears his front leg and heaves that one towards deep square leg for a couple
19.2 Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Siraj, SIX! SHOT! RCB ON FIRE! Slower delivery that lands right in the slot. Siraj has been swinging like a rusty gate and he finally gets one in the middle as it sails over mid wicket for six!
19.1 Dwayne Bravo to Mohammed Siraj, slower yorker well outside off stump. Siraj is all at sea as the ball dips on him and then swerves past the outside edge of the bat
Dwayne Bravo, right-arm medium, will bowl the final over
Right then, these two have done quite well to survive this far! They've just got 1 more over to negotiate now. Can they do it? Or will the Super Kings bundle RCB out?
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111 /9 score
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cricket ball icon Shardul Thakur
18.6 Shardul Thakur to Mohammed Siraj, length delivery slanted into the batsman on leg stump. Siraj gives himself a bit of room and pushes the ball towards deep mid wicket for a single
18.5 Shardul Thakur to Mohammed Siraj, back of a length delivery on middle and off stump. Siraj backs away and has a feel for it but the bat and the ball are not even in the same post code
18.4 Shardul Thakur to Mohammed Siraj, ACTION REPLAY! Length delivery just outside off stump. Siraj has a massive mow across the line but again, fails to make any sort of connection
18.3 Shardul Thakur to Mohammed Siraj, full delivery outside off stump. Siraj has another almighty swish at that one but only manages to swat away a few flies. He is still batting though!
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