RAVINDRA JADEJA bruised a record-leveling 37 runs in an over, including five sixes, and claimed three wickets with the ball as Chennai Super Kings spectacularly ended Royal Challenger Bangalore’s unbeaten start to the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Boosted by JADEJA’SD antics, Chennai reached 191 for four and then kept Bangalore to 121 for nine to knock Virat Kohli’s side off the top of the table. Bangalore won their first four games of the season but were stopped by JADEJA’S final-over blitz, which leveled the IPL record of 37 runs in one over hit by West Indies star Chris Gayle for Bangalore in 2011.
JADEJA bruised his runs off HARSHAL PATEL, who had earlier been the star of Bangalore’s bowling, taking three wickets.
The 32-year-old hit the first two off length balls for sixes that already put the bowler on edge. Patel’s third effort was a no-ball that JADEJA also fustigated over the ropes while earning a free hit. The repeat ball also went for six over deep square leg, taking JADEJA past 50.
He took two runs off the fourth ball — when he was nearly caught — and hit another six off a full toss for the fifth ball, before sending the final ball of the innings for a four which bounced close to the boundary line.