T20 is the shortest yet most popular format. It is pretty uncertain and you cannot predict anything about the results. Sometimes, a team can score a massive 200 while in other circumstances they could barely make it to a 50.
IPL is played in the same format. And to the dismay of fans, there have been times when their favorite teams failed to reach even a 100. Before moving on check out our online IPL satta rates.
Below, we’ve documented a list of the lowest team totals in IPL history.
5 Lowest Team Scores in IPL History:
Here is a list of the lowest scores in IPL history.
Royal Challenger’s Bangalore – 49 all-out vs. KKR, 2017
During IPL 2017, RCB bagged another record for having the least score in IPL history. But this time, the record was not something to show off about. Interestingly, RCB has one of the strongest opening batsman Virat Kohli, still, RCB’s lowest score in IPL is 49.
This match happened at Eden Gardens Kolkata where KKR while batting first scored a total of 131 runs only. And then, relying on their spin bowling attack, they even managed to defend their total, restricting the opponent RCB to a score of 49 only.
The powerful trio of Natan Coulter Nile, Chris Woakes, and Colin de Grandhomme bowled out all players of Kohli-led RCB in just 4.9 overs. Notably, RCB does hold the record for the highest team total in IPL history.
Rajasthan Royals – 58 all-out vs. RCB, 2009
The next on our list is the IPL inaugural season champions_Rajasthan Royals. The Shane Warne-led team played their IPL 2009 opening match with RCB, but it proved to be a bad start for them. In fact, it was the worst team start in IPL history to date.
The IPL that year happened in Newlands, Cape Town due to the Lok Subha elections going on in the country and so, there was no availability of security. RCB’s Kane Pieterson won the toss and decided to bat first. But, they only managed to score a total of 133.
However, RCB managed to defend their total score in 15.2 overs. Their spin legend Anil Kumble made a memorable 5 for 5. Alongside him were Praveen Kumar and Jesse Ryder, each of whom took 2 wickets.
Delhi Daredevils – 66 all-out vs. MI, 2017
IPL 2017 was not a good season for Delhi Daredevils. One of their lowest team total in that season was when they scored 66 against MI. Interestingly, the match was played in their own home ground Delhi.
The match started in favor of Delhi Daredevils where they won the toss. And, Delhi captain Zaheer Khan elected MI to bat first. MI had a whirlwind start with a brilliant partnership among Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard. They made a massive score of 212 for Devils to chase at the loss of 3 wickets only.
The massive score was shocking for the Delhi Daredevils and they couldn’t comprehend their next plan. So, trying to chase a big run, Delhi Daredevils lost badly by a margin of 146 runs. MI’s fast-bowlers Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Karn Sharma restricted the devils to 66* only.
Delhi Daredevils – 67 all-out vs. KXIP, 2017
Only a week before their great loss against MI, Delhi Daredevils had their first lowest score in IPL 2017. It was when they were playing against Kings XI Punjab in PCA stadium, Mohali.
Punjab’s skipper Glenn Maxwell won the toss and asked Delhi Daredevils to bat first. Devils had a bad start and not a single player went beyond 18. In fact, most of them only scored single digits. And they eventually ended up with 67 and all-out. Such a low target was easily chased down by the KXIP’s opening duo Martin Guptill and Hashim Amla.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 67 all-out vs. MI, 2008
Mumbai Indians defeated KKR by 10 wickets in their home ground Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, during IPL 2008. Though KKR was one of the strongest candidates during the inaugural edition, it does have bitter memories from that season.
Sachin Tendulkar-led MI upon winning the toss decided to field first. Their bowlers including Shaun Pollock and Dwayne Bravo restricted KKR to a total of 67 only.
Later MI side chased this target easily at the loss of 2 wickets only.