In recent years, MI has had the upper hand over CSK in head-to-head encounters. MI has won five consecutive matches against CSK, a feat that no other team has managed to achieve against CSK in the IPL. This streak started in the 2018 season and ended in the 2019 season.
After MI’s streak ended, two other teams have managed to win four consecutive matches against CSK. The first team was the Delhi Capitals (DC).
The second team to achieve this feat was the Rajasthan Royals (RR), who won their first four matches against CSK in the 2021 and 2023 seasons. RR has been one of the less successful teams in the IPL, winning the title only once in 2008. However, they have started the 2023 season on a high note.
Most consecutive wins vs CSK in the IPL:
5 – MI (2018-2019)
4 – DC (2020-2021)
4 – RR (2021-2023)
Match Review –
In their latest encounter, Rajasthan Royals once again demonstrated their supremacy over Chennai Super Kings, securing a comfortable 32-run victory. With this win, the Royals have now won both league games against the formidable team of Chennai Super Kings and have moved up to the top of the leaderboard.
Rajasthan Royals started off strong in the first innings with an impressive batting performance, led by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 77 runs off 43 balls and Dhruv Jurel’s iconic innings of 34 runs off 15 deliveries. The team set a target of 202 runs, which proved to be too much for Chennai Super Kings.
Although CSK started their second innings positively with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway opening the innings, Conway struggled at a strike rate of 50.00 and eventually got out for just 8 runs off 16 deliveries. Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed by Ashwin for the second time this season and the sixth time in the IPL overall. Despite Shivam Dube’s impressive innings of 50 runs off 29 deliveries, CSK fell short of the target, losing the game by 32 runs.
The Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers were outstanding and did not allow CSK to settle in the game. With this comprehensive win, Rajasthan Royals have demonstrated that they are a strong contender in the IPL. The team is in excellent form and will look to continue their winning streak in the upcoming matches.