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Lowest totals in IPL - six lowest totals in IPL history
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Rajasthan Royals got bowled out for the third-lowest total in IPL history in Match 60 of IPL 2023 on Sunday (May 14). Here are the six lowest all-out IPL totals.

Lowest all-out team scores in the Indian Premier League (IPL)

Delhi Capitals: 67 vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017

Batting first in Mohali in IPL 2017, Delhi Capitals (now Daredevils) were bowled out for 67 against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). The wrecker-in-chief was Sandeep Sharma, who picked 4-20 runs in four overs. He started the procession, dismissing both openers Sanju Samson and Sam Billings within three overs of the innings. Axar Patel and Varun Aaron then grabbed two wickets each, and Glenn Maxwell and Mohit Sharma one apiece. Only three Delhi batters managed to reach double-digits: Corey Anderson top-scored with 18.


Kolkata Knight Riders: 67 vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2008

Kolkata were blown away by their would-be nemesis Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium in the inaugural edition of the IPL. Batting first, they lost their first wicket for 16 in the third over, and there was no looking back from there. By the 10th over, they had lost six wickets for less than 40, with Shaun Pollock bowling a magical spell of 3-12 from four overs. Dwayne Bravo, Rohan Raje, and Dominic Thornely chipped in with two wickets each as KKR were bowled out for 67 as Sourav Ganguly and Ajit Agarkar top-scored with 15 apiece. Mumbai made a mockery of the target, achieving it in five and a half overs.

Delhi Capitals: 66 vs Mumbai Indians, IPL 2017

As if one sub-70 total in a season was not enough, Delhi got bowled out for their second score of less than 70 in IPL 2017 when Mumbai dismantled their batting. Chasing 213 in front of their home crowd, Delhi got off to the worst possible start, losing Sanju Samson on the first ball of the innings. By the end of the powerplay, they had already lost five wickets and the game was gone. Karun Nair was the highest scorer with 21, while Karn Sharma and Harbhajan Singh picked three wickets each for Mumbai.

Rajasthan Royals: 59 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2023

Chasing 172 in front of their home crowd in a must-win game, Rajasthan’s hopes were pinned on their top three – Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Sanju Samson. They combined to score just four runs inside two overs, and the Royals imploded. Shimron Hetmyer played a lone hand of 35, hitting four sixes in the process, but got no support whatsoever, with only one other batter managing to score more than five. The wickets were shared among all the bowlers with Wayne Parnell (3-10) being the pick of them.

Rajasthan Royals: 58 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2009

In an Anil Kumble-inspired defence of a paltry total of 133, Royal Challengers Bangalore dismissed Rajasthan for 58 in the second match of IPL 2009. Praveen Kumar and Dale Steyn had kept things extremely tight in the Powerplay, and the score read 14-2 after the first six overs of the chase. Kumble came on to bowl in the 10th over and ran through the RR batting, taking 5-5 – still the fourth-best bowling figures in IPL history.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 49 vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017

The third and the most infamous entry in this list from IPL 2017 features Bangalore’s night of horror at the Eden Gardens on April 23. Chasing a below-par 132 against Kolkata, they never even managed to begin. They lost a wicket each in the first three overs, and were 39-4 after the first six. If that was not bad enough, they lost their next six wickets in a space of 22 balls and 10 runs. No one reached double digits, and Bangalore became the first – and remains the only – team to be all out for less than 50 runs in IPL.

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