September 24, Friday is all set as two great captains for not just their franchises but also for the Indian national team play each other. Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash heads with Chennai Super Kings in what will be the first game at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in this season's IPL.
Any idea which team is ahead in the H2h clash? What do you think? Well, don't worry. We've got you covered. So today, we will deeply analyze the head-to-head record between RCB and CSK.
RCB vs CSK (April 25, 2021)
The first game of this season was played at the Wankhede Stadium and MS Dhoni and co. won the toss and elected to bat first. Chennai batted brilliantly and registered a mammoth total of 191/4 in 20 overs, courtesy of 50s from Faf Du Plessis and a monster of an innings from Ravindra Jadeja, who scored an unbeaten 62 runs off just 28 balls at a strike rate of 221.43.
The highlight of his innings being the 37 runs he scored in the final over, thrashing the current purple cap holder Harshal Patel. Bangalore had to start well and they did so until the fourth over where they lost their skipper cheaply. In the very next over, the well-set Devdutt Padikkal was dismissed too and Bangalore were pushed to the backseat.
Nobody could help RCB from bringing the game close; Glenn Maxwell was dismissed on 22, while AB De Villiers scored only 4. Bangalore's innings concluded at 122/9, with Ravindra Jadeja picking 3 wickets for only 13 runs.
The score is RCB:0 CSK: 1
RCB vs CSK (October 25, 2020)
A season where Chennai were at their lowest, their sole aim had changed from challenging for the title to finishing as high as they could.
Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Chennai did a great job restricting Bangalore inside 150 runs as RCB finished their innings with 145/6 on the board. The top four batsmen scored most of the runs, with Kohli and De Villiers contributing big with 50 and 39 respectively.
Sam Curran picked 3 wickets. It was Chennai's turn to bat and even their top 4 scored all the runs as Chennai won the match comfortably. Young Ruturaj Gaikwad played to his full potential, scoring 65*, while Faf du Plessis contributed with his 25. Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni scored 39 and 19* respectively.
Score? Well, it's RCB:0 CSK: 2
RCB vs CSK (October 10, 2020)
Bangalore had taken the toss again and were batting first. This time Kohli and co. ended the innings with 169 on the board with an unbeaten 90 off just 52 balls from the skipper, Padikkal scored 33, while Shivam Dube scored 22.
Chennai had a slow start and lost quick wickets. Only Rayudu scored a crucial 42, while Narayan Jagadeesan scored 33 and was unlucky to get run out. Consequently, Chennai only managed to score 132 and lost the match by 37 runs.
So guys, do you remember the score? Its RCB: 1 CSK: 2
RCB vs CSK (April 21, 2019)
A hard pill to swallow for CSK fans. You'll know why soon. Chennai had won the toss and were bowling first. Bangalore did a decent yet performed under average, scoring 161 in 20 overs.
Parthiv Patel scored 53, while none of the other batsmen crossed 26. For CSK, the start was one of their worst, losing four wickets for 28, five for 83 but Dhoni was in the mood that night.
He started attacking from the very first ball, played some aggressive shots, and looked like we were witnessing the vintage Dhoni. 82 runs were required off the last six overs but Dhoni never gave up.
Thrashing every bowler that came in his way CSK needed 26 off the last over. After scoring 16 off the first three balls, they needed just 10 from the last three. After a double on the fourth ball, Dhoni hit a six again and just two were required off the last ball. However, Dhoni couldn't manage to connect the final delivery and ran for a single, but Parthiv Patel once again caused problems for Chennai, hitting the stumps with his throw averting the single, and winning the points for Bangalore.
The score is RCB:2, CSK:2
RCB vs CSK (March 23, 2019)
Chennai had won the toss and were bowling first. The decision was spot-on as Bangalore were taken aback by CSK's bowling. Bangalore's innings concluded for just 70 as they lost all their wickets, with Patel being their highest scorer with 29 runs.
The spinners did the job for CSK, with Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir picking three wickets each, while Jadeja picked a couple. With just 71 to chase, CSK had a shaky start but reached the target in time, beating Bangalore by 7 wickets.
Score? Well, it's RCB:2 CSK:3.
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