• IPL 2018: RCB haven’t beaten MI since 2015; Rohit’s boys lead 13-8

    Both sides have gotten off to a pretty rotten start this season.

    Umesh Yadav
    Umesh Yadav of RCB celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

    Mumbai Indians (MI) had their worst beginning to their defending campaign in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 as they lost all three games they have played so far. Rohit Sharma’s men in blue will look to shed the disappointment so far when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Tuesday, April 17.

    Virat Kohli’s side is having a roller coaster ride in the tournament with two defeats punctuated by a win. Both teams – star-studded – will honestly look to improve their run in this tournament for the top slots. Currently, RCB is at No. 6 while MI are languishing at the bottom of the table.

    MI and RCB have played 21 times in the IPL since 2008 when the tournament was inaugurated with MI winning 13 as against RCB’s 8. MI have won the last four encounters played in 2016 and 2017.

    Here is a look at the results in brief:

    2008:

    Game 1: RCB won by 5 wickets at Wankhede Stadium
    MI 165/6 in 20 overs; RCB 166/5 in 19.4 overs. MoM Mark Boucher (RCB) 39 not out in 19 balls.
    Game 2: MI won by 9 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    RCB 122/9 in 18 overs; MI 126/1 in 16 overs. MoM Dilhara Fernando (MI) 4 wickets for 18 runs. The match was reduced to 18 overs because of rain.

    2009:

    Game 1: RCB won by 9 wickets at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
    MI 149/4 in 20 overs; RCB 150/1 in 18.1 overs. MoM Jacques Kallis (RCB) 69 not out off 59 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 16 runs at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
    MI 157/2 in 20 overs; RCB 141/7 in 20 overs. MoM JP Duminy (MI) 59 not out off 41 balls.

    2010:

    Game 1: RCB won by 7 wickets at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
    MI 159/9 in 20 overs; RCB 155/3 in 19.1 overs. MoM Jacques Kallis (RCB) 66 not out off 55 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 57 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium
    MI 191/4 in 20 overs; RCB 134/9 in 20 overs. MoM Ryan McLaren (MI) 40 off 42 balls and 1 wicket for 21 runs.

    Semifinal: MI won by 36 runs at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
    MI 184/5 in 20 overs; RCB 149/9 in 20 overs. MoM Kieron Pollard (MI) 33 not out off 13 balls and 3 wickets for 17 runs.

    2011:

    Only game: MI won by 9 wickets at Brabourne Stadium
    RCB 140/4 in 20 overs; MI 143/1 in 18.3 overs. MoM Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 55 not out off 46 balls.

    Qualifier 2: RCB won by 43 runs at Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
    RCB 185/4 in 20 overs; MI 142/8 in 20 overs. MoM Chris Gayle (RCB) 89 off 47 balls.

    Players winning MoM awards in MI-RCB games
    Players winning MoM awards in MI-RCB games.

    2012:

    Game 1: RCB won by 9 wickets at Wankhede Stadium
    MI 141/6 in 20 overs; RCB 142/1 in 18 overs. MoM Chris Gayle (RCB) 82 not out off 59 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 5 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium
    RCB 171/6 in 20 overs; MI 173/5 in 19.4 overs. Ambati Rayudu (MI) 81 not out off 54 balls.

    2013:

    Game 1: RCB won by 2 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium
    RCB 156/2 in 20 overs; MI 154/5 in 20 overs. Chris Gayle (RCB) 92 not out off 58 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 58 runs at Wankhede Stadium
    MI 194/7 in 20 overs; RCB 136/7 in 20 overs. MoM Dwayne Smith (MI) 50 off 36 balls.

    2014:

    Game 1: RCB won by 7 wickets at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
    MI 115/9 in 20 overs; RCB 116/3 in 17.3 overs. MoM Parthiv Patel (MI) 57 not out off 45 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 19 runs at Wankhede Stadium
    MI 187/5 in 20 overs; RCB 168/8 in 20 overs. MoM Rohit Sharma (MI) 59 not out in 35 balls.

    MI VS RCB TRIVIA

    1. MI have won IPL three times (2013, 2015 & 2017) & were runners-up once (2010)

    2. RCB have lost three IPL finals (2009, 2011 & 2016)

    3. They have never played each other in the final

    2015:

    Game 1: MI won by 18 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium
    MI 209/7 in 20 overs; RCB 191/7 in 20 overs. MoM Harbhajan Singh (MI) 3 wickets for 27 runs.

    Game 2: RCB won by 39 runs at Wankhede Stadium
    RCB 235/1 in 20 overs; MI 196/7 in 20 overs. MoM AB de Villiers 133 not out in 59 balls.

    2016:

    Game 1: MI won by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium
    RCB 170/7 in 20 overs; MI 171/4 in 18 overs. MoM Rohit Sharma (MI) 62 off 44 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 6 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium
    RCB 151/4 in 20 overs; MI 153/4 in 18 overs. MoM Krunal Pandya (MI) 1 wicket for 15 runs.

    MI-RCB scoring
    MI-RCB scoring.

    2017:

    Game 1: MI won by 4 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium
    RCB 142/5 in 20 overs; MI 145/6 in 18.5 overs. MoM Kieron Pollard (MI) 70 off 47 balls.

    Game 2: MI won by 5 wickets at Wankhede Stadium
    RCB 162/8 in 20 overs; MI 165/5 in 19.5 overs. MoM Rohit Sharma 56 off 37 balls.