Top 10 Lowest Score in IPL History | IPL (Indian Premier League) has changed the format and way how cricket is played. Over the years, the excitement level has increased, thanks to some nail-biting matches. IPL is all about action, scoring high runs, and chasing the same. But there are teams that scored less runs, resulting in losing the match. Teams listing the lowest score in IPL is quite common.
Throughout the IPL’s 14-year history, fans have flocked to stadiums to witness their favorite players ripping apart bowlers. However, there have been a few instances in the IPL where the script has gone horribly wrong for teams, causing them to plummet to new lows. For instance, Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 Match 31.
RCB’s 49 versus KKR in 2017 is the lowest score in IPL history. In the first innings, RCB reduced KKR to 131 runs. KKR, on the other hand, came back to remove RCB’s batting order for 49 runs in just 9.4 over. This is still the lowest score ever in the IPL.
There are more such teams having the lowest score in IPL. We have listed the top 10 lowest score in IPL.
Top 10 Lowest Score in IPL
10) CSK (79 against MI)
Chennai Super Kings, one of the strongest IPL team under MS Dhoni haven’t just registered back-to-back IPL win, but the lowest scores too. In one such match on 5th May 2013, CSK was bowled for just 79 runs in 15 over. None of the players could stay on the crease for long and fight back. But this was the only time when the team faced humiliation.
9) Kochi Tuskers Kerala (74 against DC)
Although, no more in the IPL teams line-up, Kochi Tuskers Kerala had a bad match against the Deccan Chargers. Tuskers were bowled over for 74 runs in 16.3 overs. One of the reasons why Kochi Tuskers Kerala couldn’t stay for long in IPL is the lack of powerful players.
8) Kings XI Punjab (73 against Rising Pune Supergiant)
Rising Pune Supergiant enjoyed a great match against Punjab, bowling them out for just 73 runs in under 16 overs. With the exception of Ben Stokes, finishing without a wicket but kept the game close, all of the bowlers shared the wickets. Pune cruised to a 9-wicket victory in 12 overs, ending an otherwise disappointing day for the Kings XI.
7) RCB (70 against CSK)
RCB is certainly one of the teams to which fans feel pity. It never won an IPL and also has the lowest score in IPL. This time it was against CSK who bowled out RCB for 70 runs in just 17 overs. The match took place in 2019, and the losing streak continued for RCB.
6) RCB (70 against Rajasthan Royals)
RCB is again listed down in the lowest score in IPL. This one is also the most recent since it occurred IN 2018 WITH a humiliating 10-wicket loss. RCB batted first and was falling low for this pitiful total. In response, RR cruised to victory, losing only one wicket and scarcely breaking a sweat as their openers guided them to victory.
5) KKR (67 against Mumbai Indians)
SRK’s KKR suffered their most humiliating defeat in franchise history as they were bowled out for a score of 67 runs against Mumbai Indians in 2008. The Mumbai Indian bowler’s tight and superb periods were the key to their spectacular triumph. The KKR players had conceded defeat at the conclusion of the 17th over.
Shaun Pollock, for his best bowling in the match named man of the match, which included three wickets for 13 runs. This is the sixth-lowest score in the history of the IPL. Mumbai cruised through Kolkata by eight wickets, thanks to Sanath Jayasuriya’s 48* from 17 balls.
4) Delhi Capital (67 against Punjab)
Delhi Capitals had a difficult IPL 2017 season. They were bowled out for 67 by Kings Punjab in Match 36 of that season due to a poor batting effort. On the day, Sandeep Sharma took 4 for 20 to destroy Delhi. Two wickets each were taken by Axar Patel and Varun Aaron. Punjab, in the second innings, won by 10 wickets after chasing 68-run in 7.5 overs. This is the fourth-lowest score in the history of the IPL.
3) Delhi Capitals (66 against MI)
The loss continued in 2017 for Delhi Capitals by getting winding up in just 66 against Mumbai Indians. They were bowled out for 67 by Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in Match 36, and they were bowled out for 66 by Mumbai Indians weeks later. Mumbai batted first and stormed to 212/3 in 20 overs, with half-centuries from Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard.
Delhi crumbled to 66 in 13.4, the third-lowest total in IPL history, with none of their batsmen putting up a fight. Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma were on fire from the bowling side.
2) Rajasthan Royals (All-out for 58 against RCB)
Rajasthan Royals bowlers performed well halting Royal Challengers Bangalore to 133/8 in the first innings in only their second encounter of the season. However, in the second half, the batting line-up of RR just fell apart. Anil Kumble was the hero of the show, with 5/5 in 3.1 overs to put Rajasthan’s chase on hold.
Yusuf Pathan, Shane Warne, Ravindra Jadeja, Kamran Khan, and Munaf Patel were the players who couldn’t withstand his bowling. His bowling is listed among the top bowling in IPL history.
1) RCB (All-out in 49 against KKR)
Topping the list of the lowest scores in IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore fell apart in just 49 against KKR in the 2017 season. The team couldn’t even score 131 put across by KKR. With a batting lineup that includes Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers, RCB still couldn’t get through. The Kolkata Knight Riders, captained by Gautam Gambhir, were on fire.
In his first three overs, Nathan Coulter-Nile took three wickets, while Chris Woakes finished the middle order. Colin de Grandhomme delivered the finishing touches as RCB were dismissed for 49 in 9.4 overs. The worst part is no players from RCB scored double-figure runs. RCB was red-faced for the entire second innings, which lasted 59 minutes. This is still the lowest score in IPL.