RR (Rajasthan Royals) All IPL Final Match List

RR all IPL final match List:Not many thought Rajasthan Royals (RR) would win the inaugural IPL season in 2008. Teams like Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders had star-studded lineups and seemed to be the favorites.

However, legendary Australian leg-spinner and captain Shane Warne worked his magic with RR. With standout performances from players like Yusuf Pathan and Shane Watson, RR finished as the table-toppers in the league stage.

RR (Rajasthan Royals) All IPL Final Match List

Rajasthan Royals final match List

SeasonAgainstVenueDateResult
2008Chennai Super KingsDY PatilJune 1, 2008Champion
2022Gujarat TitansAhmedabadMay 29, 2022Runners-up

In a thrilling final against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the DY Patil Stadium on June 1, 2008, Rajasthan Royals (RR) etched their name in history.

Batting first, CSK posted a decent 163/5 in 20 overs, with Yusuf Pathan leading the bowling for RR with impressive figures of 3/22.

Chasing 164, RR struggled early on and were reeling at 42/3. However, Shane Watson (28 off 19 balls) steadied the ship with a crucial 65-run partnership with Yusuf Pathan.

Needing 9 runs off the final over, RR held their nerves and secured a dramatic 3-wicket win on the last ball. Under Shane Warne’s genius leadership, Rajasthan Royals were crowned champions of the inaugural IPL season. Little did they know this would kickstart a long wait spanning over a decade to reach another IPL final!

Long Wait Between 2008-2021 Without a Final Appearance

While Rajasthan Royals had a fantastic time winning the IPL trophy in 2008, the following years were challenging. From 2009 to 2021, they didn’t reach the finals even once.

In the 2009 IPL season, Rajasthan Royals finished 6th out of 8 teams and didn’t make it to the playoffs. Players like Shane Watson and Yusuf Pathan performed well, but they needed more support.

Things improved in the 2013 IPL when Rajasthan Royals reached the playoffs under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. With consistent performances from Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, and Stuart Binny, they finished 3rd in the league stage. However, they lost to Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2.

In 2015, Rajasthan Royals again made it to the playoffs and faced Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2. Despite Sanju Samson’s fantastic innings of 90 runs off 47 balls, they lost by 4 wickets, unable to defend 200 runs.

In 2018, Rajasthan Royals qualified for the playoffs under captain Ajinkya Rahane, but Sunrisers Hyderabad knocked them out in the Eliminator match.

Until 2020, Rajasthan Royals reached the playoffs three times, but the magic of 2008 couldn’t be recreated. Their wait for a second IPL final appearance continued.

List of All IPL Winners from 2008 to 2022

Here is the list of winners of all IPL seasons from 2008 to 2022:

  • 2008 – Rajasthan Royals
  • 2009 – Deccan Chargers
  • 2010 – Chennai Super Kings
  • 2011 – Chennai Super Kings
  • 2012 – Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 2013 – Mumbai Indians
  • 2014 – Kolkata Knight Riders
  • 2015 – Mumbai Indians
  • 2016 – Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • 2017 – Mumbai Indians
  • 2018 – Chennai Super Kings
  • 2019 – Mumbai Indians
  • 2020 – Mumbai Indians
  • 2021 – Chennai Super Kings
  • 2022 – Gujarat Titans

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