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IPL 2024: Will RCB penetrate CSK's 'Chepauk' fortress? | leader


Chennai; News Agency: The IPL 2024 tournament starts today (22nd). The first match of this tournament was Chennai's M. A. Chidambaram Stadium will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Fans are eagerly waiting for this match. It is not easy for any team to beat CSK at their home ground. Even the RCB team has not been able to penetrate this citadel of CSK since 2008. (IPL 2024)

RCB's victory over Chepauk 16 years ago!

A total of eight matches have been played between CSK and RCB at the Chepauk Stadium between 2008 and 2023, with RCB winning only one and CSK winning seven. RCB won the first season of IPL 16 years ago i.e. in 2008. In that match, RCB batted first and scored 126 runs. CSK looked set to win this low-scoring match, but Dhoni's team fell short by 14 runs to win the match. However, since that victory, the Bangalore franchise has not been able to beat CSK at Chepauk. The last time the two teams met at this ground was in the IPL 2019 season, in which Chennai won the match by 7 wickets.

Pitch report

MA in Chennai Chidambaram Stadium is always considered to be spinner friendly. Spinners get more help on this ground. The ball is very slow on the pitch here and that benefits the spinners. Batsmen have to play very carefully. A batsman who bats with patience has a chance to score big. The average score in the last IPL season at this ground is 170. The team that wins the toss prefers to bowl first. The aim is to bowl first and restrict the opposing team to the minimum number of runs. This gives an estimate of how many runs to score in the second innings. 200+ runs have been scored at this ground 4 times in the history of IPL. (IPL 2024)

CSK's Parde Jad

So far 31 matches have been played between CSK and RCB in IPL. Out of them 20 matches were won by CSK and 10 matches were won by RCB while one match was washed away due to rain. In the last 5 matches, Chennai have won four and Bangalore only one.

Best-lowest score

RCB's best score against CSK is 218 and lowest score is 70. On the other hand, CSK's best score against RCB is 226 runs and the lowest score is 82 runs.

Disappointment from Virat too

Even Virat Kohli's record on the Chepauk ground is not very good. He has managed to score only 362 runs at an average of 30.17 in 12 innings played here. He has crossed the 50+ mark only twice during this period.

Today's fight

Chennai Super Kings Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue : M Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
Time : 8.00 PM onwards
Live Broadcast : Star Sports
Live Streaming : Jio

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