3 Memorable clashes between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the Chinnaswamy Stadium
Ahead of their clash in this year's IPL, here's a look at some classic encounters between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royal after a gap of 2 years at home on Sunday afternoon. This promises to be an exciting encounter as both the teams have won a game each and have the right momentum going into this game.
Both the teams are neck and neck when it comes to head to head record. They have clashed against each other in 15 IPL games out of which RCB have won eight games, while Rajasthan Royals have won seven games.
However, at the Chinnaswamy stadium, Rajasthan Royals have the upper hand winning three out of the five games played between both the teams.
Let us look at three memorable clashes between both the teams at the Chinnaswamy stadium.
#3 Anil Kumble and Praveen Kumar decimate Rajasthan Royals at home- 2010
Anil Kumble won the toss and elected to field first on a slow surface. Rajasthan got off to a slow start thanks to some tight bowling by the likes of Dale Steyn, Praveen Kumar and Jacques Kallis.
Wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and the innings run-rate was under six. Kallis provided the initial breakthroughs by picking up the wickets of Naman Ojha (16) and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala (5).
There was no respite for Rajasthan Royals as Kumble with his nagging line and length kept the run-scoring in check.
He removed the dangerous Michael Lumb (10), who was stumped behind the wicket by Mark Boucher. Damien Martyn and Yusuf Pathan struck around for a while but couldn’t get going as both were dismissed with the team score under 90.
In the 17th over, Praveen Kumar picked up the wickets of Martyn, Sumit Narwal and Paras Dogra of three successive deliveries to complete a famous hat-trick.
He ended up with figures of 3-18 in his 4 overs. Anil Kumble cleaned up the tail, which included the opposition captain Shane Warne and his bowling figures read 3-9 of 3.5 overs.
Rajasthan Royals were dismissed for a poultry score of 92/10 with Yusuf Pathan (26) being the top scorer.
In reply, the openers Manish Pandey (42*) and Jacques Kallis (44*) chased the target of 93 in 10.4 overs.
RCB won the game by 10 wickets with 56 balls remaining and for his all-round effort with both bat and ball Kallis was awarded Man of the Match.