Lowest Score in Indian T20 League

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hold the unwanted record for the lowest score in IPL history. They were skittled for just 49 runs in 9.4 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens on April 23rd, 2017, shattering the previous record of 58 runs set by Rajasthan Royals against RCB itself in Cape Town back in 2009.

Although the Indian Premier League is famous for its fast scoring and big runs, bowlers have trumped the batters a few times. Over the 16 years of the league’s existence, bowling attacks have ripped apart star-studded batting lineups. Will any team be infamously part of this list as the new season of the IPL begins on 22 March 2024.

Lowest Team Scores in IPL History (2008-2024)

Gujarat Titans registered the lowest total of IPL 2024. GT was all out for just 89 runs in 17.3 overs. Rashid Khan was the top-scorer with 31 runs. Delhi's Mukesh Kumar took 3/14 in 2.3 overs. This is GT's lowest total in IPL history.

The IPL is known for explosive batting, but some matches see dramatic collapses. Check out the 10 lowest team totals ever recorded in the IPL history.

PositionTeamScoreOversAgainstYearLocation
1RCB499.4KKR2017Kolkata
2RR5815.1RCB2009Cape Town
3RR5910.3RCB2023Jaipur
4DD6613.4MI2017Delhi
5DD6717.1PBKS2017Mohali
6KKR6715.2MI2008Wankhede
7RCB6816.1SRH2022Brabourne
8RCB7017.1CSK2019Chennai
9RCB7015.0RR2014Abu Dhabi
10PBKS7315.5Pune2017Pune

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore - 49 runs (vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata 2017)

Royal Challengers Bangalore holds the record for the lowest total in the IPL history. Chasing a target of 132 runs on 23rd April 2017 at the Eden Gardens, none of the Bangalore batters reached double-figures, with Kedar Jadhav top-scoring with 9 runs. Coulter-Nile, Woakes, and Grandehomme picked up 3 wickets each.

2. Rajasthan Royals - 58 runs (vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Cape Town 2009)

On 18th April 2009, Rajasthan posted the second-lowest score in IPL history against Bangalore. They struggled against the Bangalore bowlers and were bowled out for just 58 runs in 15.1 overs. It was the lowest Indian T20 League score for 8 years before Bangalore’s debacle with the bat against Kolkata in 2017.

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3. Rajasthan Royals - 59 runs (vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Jaipur 2023)

On 14th May 2023, Rajasthan posted the third-lowest score in IPL history against Bangalore. They struggled against the Bangalore bowlers and were bowled out for just 59 runs in just 10.3 overs. It is the lowest score in the 2023 edition of the Indian T20 League score. Wayne Parnell took 3 for 10 in his 3 overs.

4. Delhi Daredevils - 66 runs (vs Mumbai Indians, Delhi 2017)

On 6 May 2017, Delhi recorded the fourth-lowest total in Indian T20 League history. Chasing 212 runs, the batters struggled against the accuracy and spin of Mumbai bowlers and were bowled out for just 66 runs in 13.4 overs. Karun Nair was the innings top scorer with 21 runs in 15 balls.

5. Delhi Daredevils - 67 runs (vs. Punjab Kings, Mohali 2017)

Delhi features twice in the list of the top 5 lowest scores in the league. On 30 April 2017, Delhi recorded the fifth-lowest total in Indian T20 League history. Batting first, the batters struggled against the swing and accuracy of Punjab bowlers and were bowled out for just 67 runs in 17.1 overs. Corey Anderson was the innings top scorer with 18 runs in 25 balls.

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FAQ’s

What is the lowest score in IPL history?

The lowest score in IPL history belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). They were bowled out for a meager 49 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Eden Gardens on April 23rd, 2017. This record remains unbroken as of today.

What is the lowest score in IPL 2024?

Gujarat Titans (GT) has the lowest score in IPL 2024. They scored 89 runs in 17.3 overs against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

When was RCB 49 all out?

RCB was bowled out for 49 runs on 23 Apr 2017 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

What is the lowest score of Chennai Team in IPL?

Chennai's lowest total in the IPL is 79 runs against Mumbai at Wankhede on 5th May 2013. It is Chennai’s only score of below 100 in the team’s history.

What is the lowest score of Mumbai Team in IPL?

Mumbai's lowest total in the IPL is 87 runs against Hyderabad at Wankhede on 24th April 2018. Mumbai's second lowest total is also 87 against Punjab in 2011.

What is the lowest score in IPL playoffs?

The lowest score in IPL playoffs is 82 runs by Deccan against Bangalore in 2010. The Deccan batters failed to counter the Bangalore bowlers and got bowled out in 18.3 overs.


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