The Indian Premier League (IPL) has always been about scoring big scores and batsmen setting the pace with sixes and fours across the field. In the span of 14 years of existence, IPL fans have typically packed into stadiums to watch their favorite stars from the IPL take on bowling teams. There have also been occasions during the IPL when the game is terribly off for teams and the result was reaching new lows like they did in the case of Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 31 from IPL 2021.
The lowes score recorded in IPL history was 50 by the RCB team against the KKR in the year 2018. It is among the most talked about matches of the IPL. RCB had confined KKR to 131 runs in the opening innings. Then, KKR fought back in fashion to take out the superstar-studded RCB batsmen for only 49 runs over 9.4 overs. It is still as the weakest score ever recorded ever recorded in IPL history.
Our records shows the 5 lowest scores in IPL History are :
KKR 131 (19.3) – RCB 49 (9.4) Series: Indian Premier League, 2017 Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata. PLAYER OF THE MATCH Nathan Coulter-Nile
Royal Challengers Bangalore fans, it’s best to take a break from reading this. Match 27 of IPL 2017 was supposed to be a breeze to Royal Challengers Bangalore, especially following the fact that Kolkata Knight Riders were dismissed by 131 points in 19.3. With a stellar batting team with players such as Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli surely the goal was bound to be easy. However, The Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders had other strategies. They came out with guns firing. Nathan Coulter Nile took three wickets in his initial three overs. Chris Woakes ripped out the middle order. Then, Colin de Grandhomme provided the finishing touches , as RCB were completely out for just 49 in 9.4 overswith no batsmen even reaching two-digit scores. The second innings lasted just 59 minutes left RCB in a state of shock. It is still one of the most disappointing score ever recorded ever recorded in IPL the history of IPL.
Bangalore 133/8 vs Rajasthan (9.4/20 ov, target 132) 49 match (D/N), Cape Town, Apr 18 2009, Indian Premier League
It was a soaring drop of sorts for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2009 after their record-breaking performance in 2008. In only the second game of the season Rajasthan bowlers were able to keep Royal Challengers Bangalore to 133/8 in the opening innings. But things went downhill during the second period, when the RR batsmen not showing up. Anil Kumble emerged as the mainstay of the evening, scoring stunning numbers of 5/5 over 3.1 overs. He completely disrupted the chase of Rajasthan. Kumble’s wickets include Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Warne, Munaf Patel as well as Kamran Khan. Kumble’s 5/5 is still among the top five bowling figures in the IPL. Rajasthan’s innings only lasted 15.1 overs, before they were smashed to 58 all out and is the second-lowest score of the IPL.
Mumbai Indians 212/3 vs Delhi Daredevils Flag Delhi Daredevils (13.4/20 ov, target 213) 66
Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) were having a really rough time during IPL 2017. In the 36th match in which they were dismissed to 67 against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the same match, and just six days later, they were defeated to 66 in a game played to Mumbai Indians. In the first innings, Mumbai, courtesy whirlwind half-centuries from Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard, sprinted to 221/3 in 20 overs. The manner in which Delhi collapsed was shocking. The Delhi batsmen did not were able to fight back and Delhi ended up crashing to 66 all out in 13.4 which was the third-lowest scoring score ever recorded of IPL history. Harbhajan Singh as well as Karn Sharma were main wreckers with plenty of wickets. Mumbai gave the Delhi franchise with its headquarters in Delhi a staggering 146-run loss, which is one of the largest margins of defeats of defeat in IPL history.
Delhi Daredevils 67 vs Kings XI Punjab Flag Kings XI Punjab (7.5/20 ov) 68/0
As we’ve mentioned before, IPL 2017 was a really tough game to Delhi Capitals. For Match 36 that season, an unsatisfactory batting performance led to they were dismissed for 67 against a fierce PBKS. Sandeep Sharma was in his best form on the day, taking 4 wickets 20 wickets to demolish Delhi. Axar Patel as well as Varun Aaron also contributed and took two wickets. Punjab was able to slash the modest 68-run goal in 7.5 overs and won with 10 wickets. It is the fourth-lowest score in the IPL to this point.
Kolkata Knight Riders 67 vs Mumbai Indians Flag Mumbai Indians (5.3/20 ov) 68/2
In the initial year of the IPL After a strong start, Kolkata Knight Riders started to falter midway. In their match 38 with Mumbai Indians, the Sourav Ganguly-led team was unable to get their feet moving and dropped wickets frequently. Shaun Pollock was the star of the evening, taking four wickets. Harbhajan Singh as well as Dwayne Bravo each picked up two wickets. Kolkata did not get to an impressive 67 runs overs in 15.2 overs. This is still the fifth-lowest scoring score ever recorded for Kolkata in IPL history. The chase was straightforward for Mumbai and Mumbai, with Sanath Jayasuriya scoring 48* off just 17 balls as the hosts swept over Kolkata by eight wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have had a few more shockers over the years in the IPL. They have been bundled out for 70 twice, by Chennai Super Kings in 2019 and Rajasthan Royals at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in 2014. However, they have started off well in IPL 2021 and will be hoping for a better run in the second half of the IPL in the UAE. As far as the lowest score is concerned, do you think RCB’s record of the lowest score in IPL will ever be broken?
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