After the launch of T20 cricket in 2013, many people asked a casual question, what is an ideal score in a T20 game? However, soon, people realized that this is a format that is full of uncertainty! On some tracks, the score can be 200 and, in some pitches, even 100 runs can be challenging to chase.
Indian Premium League is such an international level league which is famous for big-hitting sixers and fantastic boundaries. You will find countless top-class batters in this league, but surprisingly in some matches, there have been really very low scores in the IPL. Overall, according to stats, there have been 38 occasions where a team cannot make 100 runs in total.
In 2020 IPL Kolkata Knight Riders failed badly in batting and ended up with just 84 runs in 20 overs. That was the lowest total in the entire season of 2020 IPL. Rather than match, there have been many more matches where fans are witnessed lower scores in the IPL. Let’s discuss this in detail.
1.Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 49 vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
In 2017 IPL, the game between RCB and KKR was very interesting. KKR was batting first in that game, and Sunil Narine was played 34 runs innings just from 17 balls. Even after a good start of 65 runs at just 5.3 overs, KKR has slipped badly and bowled out for 131 runs only.
This was a low target for the RCB, and Captain Gautam Gambhir went in with his pace attack against RCB. Their fast bowling attack just thrashed RCB batters. Woakes, Coulter-Nile and de Grandhomme took three wickets each, and Umesh Yadav got one wicket. In that match, RCB bowled out for just 49 runs, and this was the record of the lowest total made by any team in IPL history.
2.Rajasthan Royals 58 runs vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore,2009
After winning the IPL trophy in 2009, Rajasthan Royals has started the 2009 IPL season most bizarrely. On the opening day of IPL 2009, Rajasthan Royals met Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB batted first but failed to score big and finish their innings with 133 runs in 20 overs.
When Rajasthan Royals came to bat, it seemed like an easy match for them, but surprisingly, they were bowled out for 58 runs. Anil Kumble bowled his best and took his best 5 for 5 in 3.1 overs. Praveen Kumar and Jesse Ryder also bowled well in that match and picked up two wickets.
3.Delhi Daredevil’s 66 runs vs. Mumbai Indians, 2017
2017 was a bad season for Delhi Daredevils. In this season of IPL, in a match against Mumbai Indians, they bowled out only by 66 runs, the lowest by any team in IPL history. Mumbai Indians were batted first in that match and settled a big total of 212/3.
Chasing such a big total was easy for Delhi, but fans were not expecting such a low score from Delhi. They just lost early wickets and never settled on the pitch. First, they lost two wickets early at just 6 runs, then the next wicket gone at 20 runs and so on eventually they bowled out in a total of 66 runs. For Mumbai Indians, Karn Sharma and Harbhajan Singh got three wickets each in that match.
4.Delhi Daredevils 67 vs. Kings XI Punjab, 2017
Delhi Daredevils again failed in a match badly in 2017 IPL. In Mohali stadium, against Kings XI Punjab Delhi, Punjab’s captain Glenn Maxwell was invited for the batting. Sandeep Sharma swung his ball amazingly in that match, and all the Delhi batsmen find it difficult to read and bowled out one by one at just 67 runs. Sandeep Sharma bowled four overs in which he spends 20 runs and picked up four crucial wickets. As a result, Punjab reached the target in 7.5 overs and created a record for the biggest wins in the league.
5.Kolkata Knight Riders’ 67 Runs vs. Mumbai Indians 2008
In the opening season of IPL 2008, in a match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, Kolkata bowled out at just 67 runs, one of the lowest scores made by any team in IPL history. In that match, Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to bowl first. KKR batters did not get any momentum in that match and lose wickets in regular intervals. Shaun Pollock took three wickets for 12 runs, and Dwayne Bravo took two wickets for 13 runs. Mumbai chased this score in just 5.3 overs in which Jayasuriya was played a classic inning of 48 runs off 17 balls.