Indian Premier League or IPL is no less than a festival in India and all over the globe. We have witnessed many international players in their best form, worst forms, along with teams with the highest and lowest score in IPL. On record, there have been 38 instances when IPL teams failed to even achieve a benchmark of 100 runs. Thus, resulting in creating a new record that was making the lowest score in IPL. As per the information shared above, you would have already guessed the intent of this piece. Yes, here we will discuss the Top 5 teams to hit the lowest score in IPL that stunned the audience.
Eden Gardens became the land to witness the lowest score in IPL by a team in the year 2017. The match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) started on an amazing note. Sunil Narine was all set to show the magic of his bat and smashed 34 runs in 17 balls. But, the game was turned upside down by RCB spinners Pawan Negi and Yuzvendra Chahal who took 5 wickets collectively and restricted KKR at a score of 131 runs.
As the second innings started, everyone was waiting for a thunderous batting performance from RCB. Here comes the surprise, in the first three overs, RCB lost two of the most important wickets including Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. By the time of the 10th over, RCB was all out on a score of 49. As of now, the team holds the record of scoring the lowest score in IPL. No wonder RCB would be dying to pass on the record to any other team as soon as possible.
It was the second season of IPL, in 2009, back when Deccan Chargers Hyderabad was performing better than most of the teams under Adam Gilchrist. Royal Challengers Bangalore made it to the finals under the captaincy of Anil Kumble in that season. In a match against the defending champions, Rajasthan Royals (RR), RCB was unable to make more than 133 runs. While RR was all confident to chase that total easily.
Boom, Rajasthan Royals kneeled in front of Anil Kumble’s extraordinary bowling spree. Kumble took 5 wickets in the match and RR was all out on a total score of 58 runs. RR held the record until 2017 when RCB took the title from them. However, this transfer of title must have been a situation to joy for Rajasthan Royals as they finally got rid of one of the most unpleasant titles.
Delhi Daredevils no doubt had tough luck in 2017 as the team was unable to perform in the tournament. Zaheer Khan who was the captain of Delhi Daredevils at that time won the toss and opted to bowl first. Maybe one of the worst decisions by him, Kieron Pollard played a monstrous inning and took the total of MI to 212 runs which was already a tough nut to crack.
Delhi was already under immense pressure and the players failed to perform as the team lost 7 wickets even before scoring fifty runs. On an obvious note, the Daredevils returned to pavilion at a score of 66 runs. The IPL 2017 edition saw the three lowest scores in IPL history and we will next discuss the third one.
As mentioned previously, it was a tough year for the Daredevils as the team was on the verge of getting the title of hitting the lowest score in IPL for two freaking times. In the match against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Punjab bowler Sandeep Sharma was in an ultimate mode at that time. He took 4 important wickets in the match by just allowing the opponents to score 20 runs. Delhi Daredevils were only able to reach a score of 67 runs which again was one of the lowest ever IPL scores.
It was the first season of the Indian Premier League, back when the hunt for the first IPL champion was going on. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was trying its best to win the tournament with a star-studded batting and bowling line-up. In a match against Mumbai Indians that was under the captaincy of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, KKR was supposed to bat first as they lost the toss.
This decision by Tendulkar came as a boon for Mumbai Indians and bane for Kolkata Knight Riders. In the match, KKR was all wickets down at a score of 67 runs. After this event, KKR became the first team to hold the title of hitting the lowest score in IPL. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians added cherry to the cake of humiliation for KKR as they achieved that score in just 5.3 overs.
So, the above-mentioned records show the lowest score in IPL History. Out of which, the team with the lowest score in IPL is Royal Challengers Bangalore. The score by RCB is so low that the team will not get rid of the title anytime soon as per the speculations. However, the fast-paced format of the Indian Premier League packs a lot of surprises. There will not be even a little bit of amazement if the record of hitting the lowest score in IPL is snatched from RCB in the ongoing season itself.
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