Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the most followed franchises in the Indian Premier League. This team has one of the most loyal fan bases in the world. Although they have not won any championship yet, they have still played three IPL finals in 2009, 2011 and 2016. However, this team has had some mixed performances over the years.
One of the most unwanted records with RCB is the lowest IPL total of 49 all out. However, apart from these, there are a number of teams that have the upper hand on this team. And here we will check the highest partnerships against RCB in the IPL’s history.
Highest Partnership against RCB in IPL
|Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh||206||2nd||PBKS||Dharamsala||17 May 2011|
|Jonny Bairstow and David Warner||185||3rd||SRH||Hyderabad||31 Mar 2019|
|Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube||165||1st||CSK||DY Patil||12 Apr 2022|
|Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay||159||1st||CSK||Chennai||28 May 2011|
|Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey||135||3rd||SRH||Bengaluru||17 May 2018|
|Quinton de Kock and Karun Nair||134||3rd||DC||Bengaluru||17 Apr 2016|
|David Miller and Rajagopal Sathish||130*||5th||PBKS||Mohali||6 May 2013|
|Ravi Bopara and Manvinder Bisla||129||1st||PBKS||Bengaluru||16 Mar 2010|
|David Warner and Kane Williamson||124||2nd||SRH||Hyderabad||30 Apr 2016|
|Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard||122*||6th||MI||Hyderabad||14 May 2012|
5. Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey (135 runs) in 2018
The fifth-highest partnership against RCB is registered under the name of Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was made in the 2018 season in Bengaluru. It was a high-scoring thriller, with RCB scoring a massive total of 218/6 in their first inning. In reply to the chase, SRH had a decent partnership in the middle, but the biggest came for the third wicket between Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey. Both batters added 135 runs but couldn’t help their team win. SRH made 204/3 and lost by 14 runs. Williamson made 81 off 42 with seven fours and five sixes, and Pandey made 62* off 38 with seven fours and two sixes.
4. Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay (159 runs) in 2011
The fourth-highest IPL partnership against RCB was made in the 2011 IPL final by CSK. Batting first, Chennai Super Kings made a big total of 205/5. Chennai got a brilliant start from their opener, and both batters added 159 runs in 14.5 overs. Mike Hussey scored 63 off 45, including three fours and three sixes. Murali Vijay made 95 off 52, including four boundaries and six maximums. That proved to be a huge target. RCB made 147/8 and lost the final by 58 runs.
3. Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube (165 runs) in 2022
CSK had another big partnership against RCB in the IPL. This time, it came in the 2022 season, in the 22nd game of the tournament at DY Patil. CSK made a big score of 216/4 in their 20 overs, largely because of a third-wicket partnership of 165 runs between Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube. Uthappa made 88 off 50, with four fours and nine sixes, while Dube made 95 not out of 46, with five fours and 8 sixes. In reply, RCB made 193/9 and lost the game by 23 runs.
2. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner (185 runs) in 2019
It is very rare when two openers score a century in T20 cricket. But it happened in IPL 2019, when SRH faced RCB in Hyderabad. It was the RCB that won the toss and bowled first. SRH had a dream start, and David Warner and Jonny Bairstow made 185 runs in 16.2 overs for the first wicket. Bairstow scored 114 off 56, and Warner remained unbeaten on 100 off 55. Hyderbad made 231/2 in 20 overs. In reply, Bangalore got bowled out for 113 runs and lost the game by 118 runs.
1. Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh (206 runs) in 2011
A partnership of over 200 runs in T20 cricket is rare. But RCB has this against them. It was in 2011, when Punjab played against them in Dharamsala. In the first inning, Punjab posted a massive score of 232/2 with a 206-run stand for the second wicket between Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh. Marsh stayed unbeaten on 79 off 49, including seven fours and five sixes. Gilchrist made a brilliant century and scored 106 off 55, including 8 fours and nine sixes. Chasing the score, RCB got all out for 121 and lost by 111 runs.