Veteran cricketer Ambati Rayudu produced a scintillating effort on the ground during Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). After four defeats on the trot, the defending champions have finally managed to win a game, beating Faf du Plessis and Co. by 23 runs.
CSK had a sluggish start as they were 37/2 after the first seven overs. But after that, Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube added 165 runs for the third wicket to get CSK to a huge total. Robin Uthappa scored 88 runs off 50 balls. His innings consisted of 4 fours and 9 maximums. Shivam Dube played an unbeaten knock of 95 runs. Eventually, CSK gave a target of 217 runs to Bangalore.
In reply, RCB batters scored some quick runs but kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Bangalore franchise succumbed to the scoreboard pressure trying to hit from the word go. Skipper Faf du Plessis got out in the 3rd over before Virat Kohli and Anuj Rawat followed the suit at regular intervals.
At the 15-over mark, the scoreboard read 140/6. CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja came in to bowl the 16th over. On the fourth ball, RCB batter Akash Deep played an uppish shot towards the off-side. Ambati Rayudu, standing at short cover, made a full-length dive to his right side and plucked the ball flying in the air.
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“I will dedicate this win to my wife” – CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja
The 33-year-old all-rounder was a happy man after Chennai stunned Bangalore to register their maiden win of IPL 2022. Jadeja dedicated this win to his wife.
Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Ravindra Jadeja said, “First of all, this is my first victory as the captain ever. I will dedicate this to my wife. In the last four games, we were not able to cross the line. Special shoutout to Robbie and Shivam for batting the way as they did.”