Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore are gearing up to meet in the qualifier-2 of the Indian Premier League 2011 on Friday.
The winner of this game will get a straight entry into the final against Chennai Super Kings and thus earn a shot at IPL glory.
Whoever wins this match and proceeds to the next level is bound to be struck by a feeling of deja vu.
Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers have played and lost IPL finals before, the former against Chennai last year and the latter against Deccan in 2009.
So the event this year, provides an opportunity for these teams to make amend for past mistakes.
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played each other seven times in the IPL and once in last year's Champions trophy.
On paper, Mumbai has the upper-hand with five wins against Bangalore's three. Lets have a look at their encounters so far:
Indian Premier League 2008
The Mumbai Indians won 7 wins and 7 losses.
Royal Challengers finished with 4 wins and 10 losses.
April 20, Wankhede stadium
Mumbai Indians- 165/6 (20 overs, Uthappa 48, Zaheer Khan 2/17)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 166/5 (19.4 overs, Mark Boucher 39, Harbhajan Singh 2/36)
Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets.
May 28, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 122/9 (18 overs, Cameron White 26, Dilhara Fernando 4/18)
Mumbai Indians- 126/1 (16 overs, Sanath Jayasuriya 54, Steyn 1/14)
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 9 wickets.
Indian Premier League 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won 9 and lost 7, going down to Deccan Chargers in the final.
Mumbai Indians won 5 lost 8 matches.
May 3, New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Mumbai Indians- 149/4 (20 overs, Sanath Jayasuriya 52, Dillon du Preez 3/32)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 150/1 (18.1 overs, Jacques Kallis 69, Zaheer Khan 1/12)
Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets
May 10, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Mumbai Indians- 157/2 (20 overs, Ajinkya Rahane 62, van der Merwe 1/17)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 141/7 (20 overs, Mark Boucher 48, Harbhajan Singh 2/15)
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 16 runs
Indian Premier League 2010
Mumbai Indians won 11 matches and lost just 5, lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won 8 and lost 8, got defeated by Mumbai in the semifinals.
March 20, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Mumbai Indians- 151/9 (20 overs, Saurabh Tiwary 25, Vinay Kumar 3/25)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 155/3 (19.1 overs, Jacques Kallis 66, Zaheer Khan 1/16)
Result: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
April 7, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Mumbai Indians- 191/4 (20 overs, Ambati Rayudu 46, Jacques Kallis 2/41)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 134/9 (20 overs, Virat Kohli 37, Kieron Pollard 3/28)
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 57 runs
April 21, Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai (1st Semifinal)
Mumbai Indians- 184/5 (20 overs, Saurabh Tiwary 52, Dale Steyn 2/43)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 149/9 (20 overs, Ross Taylor 31, Kieron Pollard 3/17)
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 35 runs
Champions League, 2010
September 19, Kingsmead, Durban
Mumbai Indians- 165/7 (20 overs, Shikhar Dhawan 41, Dale Steyn 3/26)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 163/5 (20 overs, Rahul Dravid 71, Bravo 2/23)
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 2 runs
Indian Premier League 2011
Going into the crunch game of Friday, the two teams have met only once during this season with Mumbai winning the match.
April 12, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Mumbai Indians- 140/4 (20 overs, Tillekaratne Dilshan, Kieron Pollard 2/25)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- 143/1 (20 overs, Ambati Rayudu 63, Dirk Nannes 1/0)