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IPL 2017: RCB breaks CSK’s record in IPL

RCB (Photo Credits: NDTV Sports via BCCI)

The most explosive batting line up Royal Challengers Bangalore created history during yesterday’s match against Gujarat Lions at SCA Stadium, Rajkot. It was an amazing batting display by Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, Travis Head and Kedar Jadhav to post a mammoth total of 214. Gujarat Lions lost the match by 21 runs to be at the bottom of the table.

RCB, IPL 2017
RCB (Photo Credits: NDTV Sports via BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore posted the highest total in T20 cricket by scoring 263 for 5 against Pune Warriors India in 2013. During that innings, Chris Gayle just smashed Pune Warriors India bowlers to all parts of the ground scoring 175.

In this year’s IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore have won only 2 matches and lost 4 matches. They are currently at 6th place in the points table.

RCB have posted 248 for 3 against Gujarat Lions in 2016, 235 for 1 against Mumbai Indians in 2015. CSK has been the formiable team with top quality players in their squad. The Virat Kohli-led side lost in the finals of last year’s final against SRH.

It was an amazing batting display by Virat Kohli who scored 4 centuries for RCB. Royal Challengers Bangalore played a total of 145 matches winning 70 and losing the same number of matches.

RCB have now scored thirteen 200+ totals in IPL breached Chennai Super Kings’ record of 12. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, they have dominated IPL with players like Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin. They have also chased down big targets in IPL history.

The biggest totals for CSK in IPL history has been 246 and 240 runs. In IPL history, CSK have played a total of 132 matches winning 79 matches, losing 51 matches, 1 tie and 1 No result.

Written by Pavan Suresh

A cricket lover, with lots of passion for the game

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