CSK once again displayed a complete performance against RCB and ensured they won this game comprehensively by a margin of 6 wickets. Initially, RCB started off very well with the bat with a terrific 111 run opening partnership from Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal. However, they collapsed from 111/0 to 156/6 at the end of innings. The RCB middle order failed miserably and didn't build on the good start provided by the openers.
Chasing 157, CSK had a good opening partnership like RCB. But even after losing wickets, CSK middle order sustained the momentum . Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu also played good knock before MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina finished the game with 11 balls to spare. CSK won their 5th consecutive match in UAE while RCB's losing streak in UAE continued.
Numbers and Stats from RCB vs CSK match:
111 - Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli's 111 run opening partnership went in vain as RCB lost the match by 6 wickets.
Highest opening partnership for RCB in IPL to end in losing cause:
Chris Gayle-Virat Kohli : 114 vs SRH, 2016
Devdutt Padikkal-Virat Kohli : 111 vs CSK, 2021
Chris Gayle-Cheteshwar Pujara : 102 vs PBKS, 2013
7 - RCB became first team to lose 7 consecutive IPL matches in UAE.
Last 7 IPL matches for RCB in UAE :
- Lost to CSK by 6 wickets in Sharjah, 2021
- Lost to KKR by 9 wickets in Abu Dhabi, 2021
- Lost to SRH by 6 wickets in Abu Dhabi, 2020
- Lost to DC by 6 wickets in Abu Dhabi, 2020
- Lost to SRH by 5 wickets in Sharjah, 2020
- Lost to MI by 5 wickets in Abu Dhabi, 2020
- Lost to CSK by 8 wickets in Dubai, 2020
18 - CSK have won most matches(18) against RCB in IPL overall.
Most wins in IPL against an opponent:
MI - 22 vs KKR
KKR - 19.vs PBKS
MI - 19 vs CSK
CSK - 18 vs RCB
9 - Virat Kohli has recorded most fifty-plus scores(9) against CSK in IPL.
Most 50+plus scores against an opponent in IPL:
David Warner - 11 vs PBKS
David Warner - 9 vs RCB
Virat Kohli - 9 vs CSK
Most 50+ scores in IPL:
David Warner - 54
Virat Kohli / Shikhar Dhawan - 46
AB de Villiers - 43
1 - Dwayne Bravo dismissed Virat Kohli for the first time ever in IPL history.
7 - Devdutt Padikkal has recorded 7 fifty-plus scores in IPL, which remains to be joint-most with AB de Villiers for RCB since 2020.
16 - Dwayne Bravo has picked 16 wickets for CSK against RCB in IPL.
Most wickets for CSK against RCB in IPL:
Dwayne Bravo - 16
Ravindra Jadeja / Albie Morkel - 15
Ashish Nehra - 13