RCB vs RR Head to Head Records, IPL 2023, Match 32: On April 23, 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) faced off in a thrilling match at Bengaluru’s stadium. RCB had just come off an impressive win against Punjab Kings, with Faf du Plessis leading the Orange Cap race and Mohammed Siraj owning the Purple Cap after his four-wicket haul. Meanwhile, RR had lost their previous match against LSG and were looking to bounce back.
The tournament had been unpredictable so far, with no team able to secure back-to-back wins. However, with the top four teams in the points table qualifying for playoffs, every match was crucial. None of the franchises from the original teams had won the IPL, with Delhi Capitals, RCB, and Punjab Kings still vying for their maiden victory.
RCB had a good opportunity to secure their third win at home, as the venue provided more help to spinners than pacers. The head-to-head record between RCB and RR was neck and neck, with Bangalore winning 13 matches and Rajasthan winning 12 out of 28 games. However, RR had won both the games against RCB in the previous year, while RCB had won five games in a row prior to that.
The match started at 3.30 pm IST, and both teams fought hard to gain an advantage. The stadium was packed with enthusiastic fans, and the atmosphere was electric. RCB won the toss and chose to bat, with Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis opening the innings. They started well, with Kohli scoring some quick runs before being dismissed by RR’s Jofra Archer.
RCB’s middle order failed to capitalize on the good start, with RR’s spinners keeping them in check. However, AB de Villiers played a crucial knock towards the end of the innings, scoring a quickfire 50 to take RCB to a competitive total of 170/7 in their 20 overs.
In response, RR started well, with Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler scoring some quick runs. However, RCB’s bowlers struck back, with Yuzvendra Chahal dismissing Samson and Siraj picking up the wicket of Buttler. RR’s middle order struggled to get going, with RCB’s spinners keeping them under pressure.
In the end, RR fell short of the target, with RCB winning the match by 20 runs. Siraj was named the player of the match for his excellent bowling performance, taking three wickets for just 18 runs in his four overs.
Overall, it was a thrilling match between two competitive teams. With the tournament still wide open, every match was crucial, and RCB’s win had boosted their playoff hopes.
RCB vs RR Head to Head Records, IPL 2023, Match 32
RCB vs RR Head-to-Head Records
|Stats||Matches||RCB Won||RR Won|
|At M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||9||3||4ip|
|In the last 5 matches||5||2||3|
|In IPL 2022||3||1||2|
RCB vs RR Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting
|Innings||RCB Won||RR Won|
RCB vs RR- Top Batting Performers
|AB de Villiers||488|
RCB vs RR Head to Head: Top Bowling Performers
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