Indian Premier League has seen some huge scores set by teams but there have also been times when the teams have collapsed and ended up with very low scores. IPL teams have managed to cross the 200-run barrier quite frequently, which makes it very entertaining for viewers and fans around the globe but even the low-scoring contests have been very entertaining over the years. With grounds being small and pitches flat in Indian conditions, it is rare to see low scorers but there have been many such occasions. Plenty of teams have collapsed after trying to take the aggressive approach right from ball one.
RCB have a record of both the highest and the lowest scores in IPL history, In 2009 the Royal Challengers Bangalore collapsed against Kolkatta Knight Riders and ended up with the lowest score ever of just 49 at the Eden Gardens. Reading the pitch wrong could be one of the reasons for massive collapses in T20 cricket and sometimes it’s because of some brilliance in the bowling department. Let’s now peek into the list of the lowest scores achieved in the Indian Premier League history.
List of the 5 lowest scores in the Indian Premier League
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/10 vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore lead the charts for the Lowest Team Score In IPL History by getting bundled out for just 49 runs at the Eden Gardens. The match started with Sunil Narine hammering 34 runs from 17 balls But the hosts collapsed and got bowled out for 131 runs only. What followed was a brilliant exhibition of swing bowling. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav and Colin de Grandhomme ripped apart the RCB batting lineup and bundled them out for just 49 runs.
2. Rajasthan Royals 58/10 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
After winning the inaugural season in 2008, Rajasthan Royals started the 2009 season with a very poor batting performance. Batting first, RCB didn’t get a huge total. Their newly appointed captain Kevin Pietersen scored 32 runs off 30 balls, while their former skipper Rahul Dravid played the match-defining knock of 66 runs. What followed was shocking for the fans, Rajasthan Royals were bowled out for just 58. Anil Kumble bowled a fantastic spell of 5 for 5 in 3.1 overs and was awarded the man of the match.
3. Delhi Capitals 66/10 vs Mumbai Indians
Chasing a big total set by the Mumbai Indian, Delhi Capitals lost early wickets and never looked in control of the chase. It was 6 for 2, then 20 for 3, then 35 for 5, then 46 for 7 and eventually 66 all out. Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma dismantled the batting order and picked up three wickets each.
4. Delhi Capitals 67/10 vs Kings XI Punjab
Delhi take the 4th spot as well, they were bundled for 67 in the 2017 season of the IPL. Kings XI Punjab was led by Glenn Maxwell who won the toss and asked Delhi to bat. Sandeep Sharma swung the ball beautifully and picked up four crucial wickets. Delhi Capitals couldn’t manage to get any partnership and was bowled out for 67.
5. Kolkata Knight Riders 67/10 vs Mumbai Indians
Kolkata Knight Riders had a poor outside against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium. MI won the toss and elected to bowl first and the decision paid off as KKR lost early wickets which pegged them back, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals throughout the game and eventually got bundled out for just 67 runs.
Top 5 lowest scores in the IPL
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata
|Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
|Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
|IR Bindra Stadium, Mohali
|Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai