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Rajasthan Royals will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-voltage contest on 5th April at Wankhede Stadium. 

Rajasthan are on a high horse after securing two consecutive wins in IPL 2022 led by Sanju Samson, who has been taking his team to new heights with a positive net run rate of 2.1. As a result, Rajasthan Royals have shown great optimism this season and look to win their second IPL trophy since 2008. 

In contrast, Bangalore finally claimed its first victory against Kolkata. Now they are with a one win and defeat in their kitty. New Captain Faf du Plessis is slowly taking his team back on track, and hopefully, they will go into this game with a purpose. 

RCB and RR have faced each other 25 times, with RCB having the upper hand with 12 wins and RR with 10. Now we look at their last five head-to-head 

#1 RCB defeats RR by 7 wickets 

Bangalore limited RR to 149 runs which looked like an easy chase for the RCB with Harsh Patel dismissing three batsmen. However, RCB were the favourites in this game as they took nine wickets. 

With 150 to pursue, RCB took no time in completing the target, with Glen Maxwell hitting 50 off 30 balls, not out. RCB put the game to bed in just 17 overs. 

#2 RCB outclass RR by 10 wickets  

RR won the toss and chose to bat; they looked confident and gave RCB a run for their money in the first innings. But the help of Harsh Patel and Siraj, who took nine six wickets respectively, allowed RR to make 177 runs, which was a tricky chase. 

But Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal took matters into their own hands as they inspired the team to the victory; with Kohli scoring 72 runs and Padikkal 101 runs, both were not out and pursued the target with ease. 

#3 RCB edge past RR by 7 wickets 

RCB have one of the best batting departments because they can chase any target comfortably. Chris Morris was brimming with confidence that day as he took four wickets, restricting RR to 177 runs. 

Another day for RCB with another easy chase as they ended the match unconcernedly attaining the target with two balls to spare.  

#4 RCB won by 8 wickets 

Rajasthan Royals gave their all in this fixture but failed to provde a challenging target as they scored only 154 runs, with Yuzvendra Chahal being the hero in the bowling department eking out three wickets. 

Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli were once again in the headlines as they helped the team to an easy win. Kohli smashed 71 runs off 53 balls, not out, while Padikkal 63 runs off 45 balls. 

#5 RR beat RCB by 7 wickets

This time RCB chose to bat and failed miserably during batting, scoring only 158 runs, an effortless chase as Rajasthan displayed sterling performance and achieved the task with Jos Buttler hitting half century off 43 balls.