IPL 2023 | MI vs RCB | Head-to-Head Record
Mumbai Indians lost their last match against CSK (Source: AP Photo)
Games are coming thick and fast as Mumbai Indians (MI) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match No. 54 of the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The encounter is scheduled for Tuesday, May 09, 2023, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai at 7.30 PM IST. Both sides began their respective campaign by facing each other in Match No. 5 in Bangalore, where the Royal Challengers defeated MI handsomely by a margin of 8 wickets. However, before the game goes live, here is a look at the MI vs RCB head-to-head record.
But before diving into the head-to-head record of the two, let us see how these two sides have performed in IPL 2023.
MI in IPL 2023
The five-time IPL champions MI have been blown hot and cold this season. Rohit Sharma's side has played ten matches with five victories and as many defeats. With 10 points and a net run rate of -0.454, they are placed in the sixth position in the table.
MI Last Match in IPL 2023
MI played their last match against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Chennai, where the home side won comfortably by a margin of 6 wickets.
Skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to field first. Youngster Nehal Wadhera struck his maiden fifty before getting dismissed for 64 off 51. Suryakumar Yadav and Tristan Stubbs scored 26 and 20 runs, respectively, as the visitors reached a low total of 139/8 in their allotted 20 overs. Pacer Matheesha Pathirana was the pick of the CSK bowlers for his spell of 3/15 (4).
In reply, openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway amassed 30 and 44 runs, respectively, while Shivam Dube remained not out on 26 as the Men in Yellow completed the chase in 17.4 overs. Pathirana grabbed the Player of the Match award for his solid spell.
RCB in IPL 2023
It's a similar story for RCB as for MI, as the Royal Challengers Bangalore have played ten games with five victories and 5 losses. With 10 points and an NRR of -0.209, they are positioned above MI in the fifth spot in the table.
RCB Last Match in IPL 2023
RCB locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in their previous outing in Delhi, where the hosts beat Faf du Plessis's side convincingly by seven wickets.
The Royal Challengers won the toss and elected to bat first. Du Plessis made 45, while Virat Kohli struck another half-century (55). Mahipal Lomror hit his maiden IPL fifty as the visitors reached 181/4.
Chasing 182, opener and wicketkeeper batter, Phil Salt took charge right from the beginning as he hammered 87 off just 45 with eight fours and six maximums. Rilee Rossouw remained unbeaten on 35 off 22 as the Capitals reached their target in 16.4 overs, losing just three wickets. For his destructive knock, Salt won the Player of the Match award.
MI vs RCB, Head-to-Head
MI vs RCB, Head-to-Head
Both sides have met each other 31 times in the tournament's history, with MI winning on 17 occasions and RCB on 14.
Mumbai Indians won: 17
Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 14
MI vs RCB, IPL 2023
Latest face-off: MI vs RCB
As mentioned above, both teams began their respective campaign by facing each other earlier in the reverse fixture in Bangalore, where the home side emerged victorious.
Faf du Plessis won the toss and sent MI in for batting first. Youngster Tilak Varma was on song as he slammed a magnificent 84 off just 46, which included nine fours and four maximums. Courtesy of his knock, the visitors reached 171/7 in 20 overs. Karn Sharma was the pick of the RCB bowlers for his spell of 2/32 (4).
In reply, openers Virat Kohli and Faf went berserk as the duo shared a 148-run opening partnership. The former remained not out on 82 off just 49, while Faf got dismissed for 73 off 43. The home side completed the chase easily in 16.2 overs with the loss of just two wickets. Faf grabbed the Player of the Match award for his captain's knock.
Brief Score, MI vs RCB, IPL 2023 - Match 5
Mumbai Indians - 171/7 (20 overs)
Highest Scorer: Tilak Varma - 84* (46)
Best Bowling: Karn Sharma - 2/32 (4 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore - 172/2 (16.2 overs)
Highest Scorer: Virat Kohli - 82* (49)
Best Bowling: Arshad Khan - 1/28 (2.2 overs)