IPL 2018: RCB haven’t won against CSK since 2014; Dhoni leads Kohli 12-6

IPL 2018: RCB haven’t won against CSK since 2014; Dhoni leads Kohli 12-6

RCB have met CSK 19 times between 2008 and 2015 after which the latter were suspended for two editions.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

This clash can be well described as the most glamorous one in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at home on Wednesday, April 25.

Points-wise, the two teams’ ranks are opposite with CSK having 8 points in 5 games and RCB with just 4 points from the same number of matches. The Challengers will be under pressure to do good in this game as their fans will expect another fine victory following their much-awaited win over Delhi Daredevils the other night at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

RCB have met CSK 19 times between 2008 and 2015 after which the latter were suspended for two editions. The two teams also met in the final of the 2011 tournament which Dhoni’s team had won handsomely. The two teams were once tied at 4 wins apiece but then CSK really sprinted away and now lead 12-6 with one game getting washed out in 2012. Here is the list of brief results of all RCB-CSK games in the IPL:

2008:

Game 1: CSK won by 13 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium

CSK 178/5 in 20 overs; RCB 165 all out in 19.4 overs. MoM MS Dhoni (CSK) 65 off 30 balls.

Game 2: RCB won by 14 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

RCB 126/8 in 20 overs; CSK 112/8 in 20 overs. MoM Anil Kumble (RCB) 3 wickets for 14 runs.

RCB vs CSK
RCB vs CSK

2009:

Game 1: CSK won by 92 runs at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

CSK 179/5 in 20 overs; RCB 87 all out in 15.2 overs. MoM Muttaiah Muralidharan (CSK) 3 wickets for 11 runs.

Game 2: RCB won by 2 wickets at Kingsmead, Durban

CSK 129 all out in 19.4 overs; RCB 132/8 in 19.4 overs. MoM Ross Taylor (RCB) 46 off 50 balls.

2010:

Game 1: RCB won by 36 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium

RCB 171/5 in 20 overs; CSK 135/7 in 20 overs. MoM Robin Uthappa (RCB) 68 not out off 38 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 5 wickets at Chidambaram Stadium

RCB 161/4 in 20 overs; CSK 166/5 in 19 overs. MoM Murali Vijay (CSK) 78 off 39 balls.

2011:

Game 1: CSK won by 21 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium

CSK 183/5 in 20 overs; RCB 162/7 in 20 overs. MoM Michael Hussey (CSK) 83 not out off 56 balls.

Game 2: RCB won by 8 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium

CSK 128/8 in 20 overs; RCB 129/2 in 18 overs. MoM Chris Gayle (RCB) 75 not out off 50 balls.

Qualifier 1: CSK won by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

RCB 175/4 in 20 overs; CSK 177/4 in 19.4 overs. MoM Suresh Raina (CSK) 73 not out off 50 balls.

Final: CSK won by 58 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium

CSK 205/5 in 20 overs; RCB 147/8 in 20 overs. MoM Murali Vijay (CSK) 95 off 52 balls.

2012:

Game 1: CSK won by 5 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium

RCB 205/8 in 20 overs; CSK 208/5 in 20 overs. MoM Francois du Plessis (CSK) 71 off 46 balls.

Game 2: Match abandoned because of rain at Chinnaswamy Stadium

RCB vs CSK
RCB vs CSK

2013:

Game 1: CSK won by 4 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium

RCB 165/6 in 20 overs; CSK 166/6 in 19.5 overs. MoM Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 38 not out off 20 balls.

Game 2: RCB won by 24 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium

RCB 106/2 in 8 overs; CSK 82/6 in 8 overs. MoM Virat Kohli (RCB) 56 not out off 29 balls. The match was reduced to 8 overs a side because of rain.

2014:

Game 1: RCB won by 5 wickets at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi

CSK 138/4 in 20 overs; RCB 142/5 in 19.5 overs. MoM AB de Villiers (RCB) 28 off 14 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 8 wickets at Chinnaswamy Stadium

RCB 154/6 in 20 overs; CSK 160/2 in 17.4 overs. MoM MS Dhoni (CSK) 49 not out off 28 balls.

2015:

Game 1: CSK won by 27 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium

CSK 181/8 in 20 overs; RCB 154/8 in 20 overs. MoM Suresh Raina (CSK) 62 off 32 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 24 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium

CSK 148/9 in 20 overs; RCB 124 all out in 19.4 overs. MoM Suresh Raina (CSK) 52 off 46 balls.

Qualifier 2: CSK won by 3 wickets at JSCA International Stadium Complex

RCB 139/8 in 20 overs; CSK 140/7 in 19.5 overs. MoM Ashish Nehra (CSK) 3 wickets for 28 runs.

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