IPL 2024 – Teams with lowest score in IPL History

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In the high-octane world of the Indian Premier League (IPL), teams often rack up massive scores, making for thrilling cricketing action. However, there have been instances where even the best of teams have faltered, registering some of the lowest totals in the history of the tournament. This article takes a closer look at those instances.


Here’s a detailed breakdown of the teams with the lowest scores in IPL history:

Rank Team Score Overs Against Date
1 Royal Challengers Bangalore 49 9.4 Kolkata Knight Riders 23 Apr 2017
2 Rajasthan Royals 58 15.1 Royal Challengers Bangalore 18 Apr 2009
3 Rajasthan Royals 59 10.3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 14 May 2023
4 Delhi Daredevils 66 13.4 Mumbai Indians 6 May 2017
5 Delhi Daredevils 67 17.1 Kings XI Punjab 30 Apr 2017

The dubious distinction of the lowest score in IPL history goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who were bowled out for just 49 runs in a match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 23, 2017. The match, played at the iconic Eden Gardens, saw a stellar performance from KKR’s bowlers, with Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, and Colin de Grandhomme each taking three wickets.

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Interestingly, RCB also features on the other side of the spectrum. They bowled out Rajasthan Royals (RR) for just 58 runs in 2009, and then again for 59 runs in 2023, making RR the team with the second and third lowest scores in IPL history.

Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) holds the record for the fourth and fifth lowest totals in IPL history. They were bowled out for 66 and 67 runs against Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab respectively in the 2017 season.

These instances serve as a stark reminder that cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and even the best can falter on their day. The IPL, while often a run-fest, can also be a battleground where bowlers reign supreme. As we gear up for IPL 2024, fans and players alike will be hoping for more such thrilling encounters, albeit with higher scores!

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