IPL 2018: In battle of Royals, RCB have 8-7 lead against Rajasthan

IPL 2018: In battle of Royals, RCB have 8-7 lead against Rajasthan

The Challengers are fancied to put one over the Royals in today's match-up.

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AB de Villiers of RCB celebrates his fifty. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a bad beginning to their campaign in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 as they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders. But they ran back into their form in the very next game by defeating Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets.

On Sunday, April 15, Virat Kohli’s boys will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in the battle of the royals. RR, on the other hand, also lost their first game to Sunrisers Hyderabad but beat Delhi Daredevils in Duckworth-Lewis system in the second match. Both teams have the same number of points at the moment though RCB are placed higher because of a better run-rate (-0.068 to RR’s -1.065).

RCB and RR have met each other 17 times in IPL since 2008 till 2015 (RR remained suspended in 2016 & 2017 editions) with RCB winning 8 and RR 7. Two matches at the Chinnaswamy Stadium were washed out because of rain – in 2011 and 2015.

Here we take a look at the brief results of all RCB-RR matches in the IPL:

2008:

Game 1: RR won by 7 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium
RCB 135/8 in 20 overs; RR 138/3 in 17.3 overs. MoM Shane Watson (RR) 1 for 23 runs and 61 not out off 41 balls.

Game 2: RR won by 65 runs at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
RR 197/1 in 20 overs; RCB 132/9 in 20 overs. MoM Graeme Smith  (RR) 75 not out off 49 balls.

2009:

Game 1: RCB won by 75 runs at Newlands, Cape Town
RCB 133/8 in 20 overs; RR 58 all out in 15.1 overs. MoM Rahul Dravid (RR) 66 off 48 balls.

Game 2: RR won by 7 wickets at SuperSport Park, Centurion
RCB 105 all out in 20 overs; RR 107/3 in 15 overs. MoM Amit Singh (RR) 4 for 19 runs.

2010:

Game 1: RCB won by 10 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium
RR 92 all out in 19.5 overs; RCB 93/0 in 10.4 overs. MoM Jacques Kallis (RCB) 2 wickets for 20 runs & 44 not out off 34 balls.

Game 2: RCB won by 5 wickets at SM Stadium
RR 130/6 in 20 overs; RCB 132/5 in 15.4 overs. MoM Kevin Pietersen (RCB) 62 off 29 balls.

2011:

Game 1: Match abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Game 2: RCB won by 9 wickets at SM Stadium
RR 146/6 in 20 overs; RCB 151/1 in 17 overs. MoM Sreenath Aravind (RCB) 3 for 34 runs.

2012:

Game 1: RR won by 59 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium
RR 195/2 in 20 overs; RCB 136 all out in 19.5 overs. MoM Ajinkya Rahane (RR) 103 not out off 60 balls.

Game 2: RCB won by 46 runs at SM Stadium
RCB 189/3 in 20 overs; RR 143/7 in 20 overs. MoM AB de Villiers (RCB) 59 not out off 23 balls.

2013:

Game 1: RCB won by 7 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium
RR 117 all out in 19.4 overs; RCB 123/3 in 17.5 overs. MoM Vinay Kumar (RCB) 3 wickets for 18 runs.

Game 2: RR won by 4 wickets at MS Stadium
RCB 171/6 in 20 overs; RR 173/6 in 19.5 overs. MoM Sanju Samson (RR) 63 off 41 balls.

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2014:

Game 1: RR won by 6 wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
RCB 70 all out in 15 overs; RR 71/4 in 13 overs. MoM Pravin Tambe (RR) 4 wickets for 20 runs.

Game 2: RR won by 5 wickets at Chinnasway Stadium
RCB 190/5 in 20 overs; RR 191/5 in 18.5 overs. MoM James Faulkner (RR) 1 wicket for 42 runs & 41 not out off 17 balls.

2015:

Game 1: RCB won by 9 wickets at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
RR 130/9 in 20 overs; RCB 134/1 in 16.1 overs. MoM Mitchell Starc (RCB) for 3 wickets for 22 runs.

Game 2: Match abandoned at Chinnaswamy Stadium because of rain after RCB scored 200/7 in 20 overs.

Eliminator: RCB won by 71 runs at MCA Stadium, Pune
RCB 180/4 in 20 overs; RR 109 all out in 20 overs. MoM AB de Villiers (RCB) 66 off 38 balls.

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