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IPL 2018: Once trailing 0-3, CSK now lead Rajasthan Royals 11-6

The Royals were handed an unlikely defeat at Jaipur last night.

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Rajasthan Royals team celebrates a wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have four points each with the latter having played one game more (four). CSK’s last win came 10 days ago against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) while Royals were thrashed by KKR by 7 wickets at home in their last game on Wednesday, April 18.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team will take on Ajinkya Rahane’s boys at Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium Pune on Friday, April 20.

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How have these two teams performed against each other till 2015, the last edition they played after serving a two-year suspension to return this year?

RR held an initial advantage over CSK, winning the first three games they played. But then CSK turned out to be the dominant opponent and lead 11-6 in 17 games they have played in eight editions so far.

The two teams had played the final of the inaugural edition in 2008 which RR won.

Here is a compilation of the brief results of CSK-RR games in IPL:

2008:

Game 1: RR won by 8 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
CSK 109 all out in 19 overs; RR 110/2 in 14.2 overs. MoM Sohail Tanvir (RR) 6 wickets for 14 runs.

Game 2: RR won by 10 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
RR 211/5 in 20 overs; CSK 201/7 in 20 overs. MoM Albie Morkel (CSK) 2 wickets for 31 runs & 71 off 40 balls.

Final: RR won by 3 wickets at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
CSK 163/5 in 20 overs; RR 164/7 in 17 overs. MoM Yusuf Pathan (RR) 56 off 39 balls.

2009:

Game 1: CSK won by 38 runs at SuperSport Park, Centurion
CSK 164/5 in 20 overs; RR 126 all out in 19.3 overs. MoM Suresh Raina (CSK) 98 off 55 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 7 wickets at De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley

RR 140/7 in 20 overs; CSK 141/3 in 18.2 overs. MoM S Badrinath (CSK) 59 not out off 49 balls.

2010:

Game 1: RR won by 17 runs at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
RR 177/8 in 20 overs; CSK 160/6 in 20 overs. MoM Naman Ojha (RR) 80 off 49 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 23 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium
CSK 246/5 in 20 overs; RR 223/5 in 20 overs. Murali Vijay (CSK) 127 off 56 balls.

2011:

Game 1: CSK won by 8 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium
RR 147/6 in 20 overs; CSK 149/2 in 18.4 overs. MoM Michael Hussey (CSK) 79 not out off 55 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 63 runs at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
CSK 196/3 in 20 overs; RR 133 all out in 19.3 overs. MoM Murali Vijay (CSK) 53 off 40 balls.

2012:

Game 1: CSK won by 7 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium
RR 146/4 in 20 overs; CSK 147/3 in 20 overs. MoM Francois du Plessis (CSK) 73 off 52 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 4 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
RR 126/6 in 20 overs; CSK 127/6 in 18.1 overs. MoM Ben Hilfenhaus (CSK) 2 wickets for 8 runs.

2013:

Game 1: CSK won by 5 wickets at MA Chidambaram Stadium
RR 185/4 in 20 overs; CSK 186/5 in 19.5 overs. MoM Michael Hussey (CSK) 88 off 51 balls.

Game 2: RR won by 5 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
CSK 141/4 in 20 overs; RR 144/5 in 17.1 overs. MoM Shane Watson (RR) 70 off 34 balls.

2014:

Game 1: CSK won by 7 runs at Dubai International Stadium
CSK 140/6 in 20 overs; RR 133 all out in 19.5 overs. MoM Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 4 wickets for 33 runs.

Game 2: CSK won by 5 wickets at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
RR 148/8 in 20 overs; CSK 149/5 in 19.4 overs. MoM Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 2 wickets for 18 runs & 11 not out off 6 balls.

2015:

Game 1: RR won by 8 wickets at Sardar Patel Stadium
CSK 156/4 in 20 overs; RR 157/2 in 18.2 overs. MoM Ajinkya Rahane (RR) 76 not out off 55 balls.

Game 2: CSK won by 12 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium
CSK 157/5 in 20 overs; RR 145/9 in 20 overs. MoM Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) 4 wickets for 11 runs.

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