Watch : Ajinkya Rahane turn back the clock to make an atrocious effort to prevent the ball go over the boundary!

Ajinkya Rahane of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the hearts of the crowd in Bengaluru on Monday night with an incredible six-saving effort. It’s not always the case that a player can grab a sensational catch that wins a match for the team, but sometimes a superb fielding effort does have the same effect.

When Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hitter Glenn Maxwell lifted left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja over long-off in the ninth over of the innings, it appeared the ball was going beyond the boundary rope.

However, a quick-thinking Rahane leapt backwards on the boundary line to tip the ball back into play just in time, save crucially five runs. Rahane had earlier played a magnificent innings of 20 balls for 37 runs, which featured three fours and two sixes. Before Wanindu Hasaranga, a leg-break bowler, cleaned him up, he was performing admirably.

When Maxwell and Faf du Plessis were at the wicket, RCB’s ambitious 227-point total appeared to be within reach. However, both left in rapid succession, endangering RCB’s chances of winning. Maxwell hit 76 runs off of 36 balls, du Plessis contributed 62 runs off of 33 balls, and they combined for a 126-run third-wicket stand-alone partnership.

After being given the opportunity to bat first, CSK earlier produced a staggering score of 226 for six. The best scorer for CSK was Devon Conway, who scored 83 runs off 45 deliveries. For the second wicket, Conway and Rahane combined for a 74-run partnership.

Rahane scored 37 runs off of 20 balls. Later, Conway and Shivam Dube shared 80 runs for the third wicket. Dube scored 52 runs off 27 balls in a flash, hitting five sixes and two fours. The game was enjoyable overall, with lots of runs scored, and Rahane’s amazing save was one of the highlights. CSK defeated RCB by eight runs as their strong batting performance proved to be too much for them.