RCB Clinch Playoffs: Stats Recap of Match 68

The recently concluded match 68 of IPL 2024 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was a nail-biting affair, culminating in a dominant 27-run victory for RCB. But beyond the result, the match threw up some intriguing statistics that paint a fascinating picture of RCB’s journey and CSK’s struggles.

The completed the last face to face match 68 of IPL 2024 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was a close call on nerve ending activity and final roar with a margin of 27 runs to RCB. However apart from the result, the nervousness was visible in the match which has thrown up interesting numbers to explain the RCB journey and the CSK saga.

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RCB’s win was also the sixth in a row and helped them to Book a place in the playoffs. This makes it even more about considering each of these victories was a RCB win that would effectively eliminate rival chances for a playoff spot. However, it may be noted that this streak has been the second longest winning streak for RCB in IPL up to now

6- The current 6 successive matches are all ‘do or die’ for RCB with the only possible way to make it to the playoffs. This is rather paradoxically, the second longest streak of victories for RCB in all the IPL seasons excluding the 2011 where they clinched seven wins in succession. RCB was victorious in five league matches in 2009 and also in 2016 which also witnessed RCB reaching the finals.

5th Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2024 The target was set for 179 and the team won the match by 32 runs. This is the low win record in the first 8 matches in a season when a team has made it into the playoffs. The preceding lowest outlet stood at two wins for Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2014 with five wins out of the last six league matches.

Total number of teams that won all the matches in the league stage of an edition of IPL, and RCB in the year 2024. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the last seven of their respective league matches during the year and concluded the victory with a nine-match winning streak to clinch the trophy.

3-As mentioned earlier, IPL 2024 is only the third edition of Indian Premier League where CSK is out of playoffs list. They earlier in 2020 and 2022 year also stood the runners-up position that is second last.