Lowest IPL Scores

Which team has the lowest score in IPL history?

Posted April 23, 2023 in IPL.

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1. Royal Challengers Bangalore – 49 vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2017)

In the 2017 Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore set a new record for the lowest total in IPL history when they were bowled out for just 49 runs in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 131 runs in their 20 overs, thanks to Sunil Narine’s quickfire 34 off 17 balls and Chris Woakes’ 18 off 21 balls. Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi were the picks of the bowlers for Bangalore, taking three and two wickets respectively.In reply, Bangalore lost their top three batsmen, including captain Virat Kohli, for just three runs. None of their batsmen managed to reach double digits, with Kedar Jadhav’s 9 being the highest score. Colin de Grandhomme and Nathan Coulter-Nile took three wickets each for Kolkata Knight Riders, while Woakes took two. Bangalore was bowled out for just 49 runs in 9.4 overs, setting a new record for the lowest total in IPL history.


2. Rajasthan Royals 58 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2009)

The match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) held at Cape Town, South Africa, was a historic one for all the wrong reasons. It remains the second lowest-scoring match in the history of the IPL, with Rajasthan Royals being bowled out for a paltry total of just 58 runs.Royal Challengers Bangalore faced off against Rajasthan Royals in an IPL match, where they were asked to bat first. However, their batting performance was not quite up to the mark as they could only manage 133 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Jesse Ryder, Robin Uthappa and Ross Taylor were dismissed cheaply by Mascarenhas, who claimed three wickets in his spell. Skipper Kevin Pietersen scored 32 runs, while Rahul Dravid scored a valuable 66 off 48 balls to take the team to a competitive total.


3. Delhi Capitals 66 vs Mumbai Indians (2017)

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) history, there have been a few matches where teams have put up a dismal show with the bat, and one such match was played between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians in Delhi in 2017. The match saw Mumbai Indians put up a mammoth total of 212/3 in their 20 overs, thanks to the heroics of Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard who scored 66(43 balls) and 63(35 balls) respectively. Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, had a nightmare of a day as they were bundled out for just 66 runs in 13.4 overs, which is the third-lowest score in the IPL history.Mumbai Indians’ spinners Karn Sharma and Harbhajan Singh wreaked havoc on Delhi Capitals’ batting lineup, picking up three wickets each for just 11 and 22 runs respectively. Delhi’s Karun Nair was the only batsman to offer some resistance, scoring 21 runs off 15 balls, but the rest of the batsmen failed to make an impact.

4. Delhi Capitals 67 vs Kings XI Punjab (2017)

The Delhi Capitals have had their fair share of low-scoring matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and one of the most notable ones was against Kings XI Punjab in 2017. The match, held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, saw Delhi being bowled out for just 67 runs in 17.1 overs, making it the fourth-lowest total in IPL history.The Delhi Daredevils, as they were known then, never seemed to recover from the early blow of losing their captain, Karun Nair, for just 11 runs. The rest of the batting order crumbled under the attack of Sandeep Sharma, who took four wickets for just 20 runs in his four overs. Varun Aaron also played his part by taking two wickets for just three runs in his two overs. The only notable contribution came from Corey Anderson, who scored 18 runs off 25 balls.

5. Kolkata Knight Riders 67 vs Mumbai Indians (2008)

In the 2008 Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders faced off against the Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It turned out to be a disastrous match for Kolkata as they ended up with a paltry score of 67 runs in 15.2 overs, which is the fifth-lowest total by a team in IPL history at that time.Kolkata’s top-order batsmen, Sourav Ganguly and Salman Butt , failed to deliver, and they lost wickets regularly. The only saving grace for the team was the partnership between Ajit Agarkar and David Hussey, who added 24 runs for the eighth wicket. Shaun Pollock and Dominic Thornely were the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai, taking three and two wickets, respectively.


6. Royal Challengers Bangalore 68 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2022)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2022 was a one-sided affair. RCB’s innings never got going, with wickets tumbling at regular intervals. None of the RCB batsmen could score more than 15 runs, with Suyash Prabhudessai and Glenn Maxwell top-scoring with 15 and 12 runs, respectively. T Natarajan and Marco Jansen were the pick of the bowlers, picking up three wickets each.

In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the target of 69 runs with ease, losing just one wicket in the process. Abhishek Sharma was the star of the show, scoring a blistering 47 off just 28 balls, while skipper Kane Williamson played a calm knock of 16 off 17 balls to guide his team to a comfortable victory. Harshal Patel was the only RCB bowler to pick up a wicket.


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