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5 Lowest Team Scores in IPL History

In a country that produces a quality batsman every now and then, it is tough to believe that there have been really, really low scores in the IPL.

Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble with Rahul Dravid. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

When T20 cricket first came in 2003, several people asked a simple question, what is an ideal score? However, soon, people found out that the question itself had many iterations. On some tracks, in a certain situation, 200 will be difficult to defend, while sometimes 100 runs can be also defended. 

The Indian Premier League is a T20 competition famous for big-hitting. In a country that produces a quality batsman every now and then, it is tough to believe that there have been really, really low scores in the IPL. As a matter of fact, there have been 38 occasions of a team not being able to score 100 runs. 

In the previous season of the IPL, we saw Kolkata Knight Riders ending up with a score of 84 for 8 in their 20 overs. That was the lowest total in the entire season. However, there have been much lower scores in the IPL. Let us look back at-

Lowest 5 team totals in the IPL 

5. Kolkata Knight Riders’ 67 vs Mumbai Indians, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

The first season for the Kolkata Knight Riders doesn’t have too many memories to look back at. After Brendon McCullum scored 158 runs off 73 balls in the first match, KKR had a season, which they would rather forget. One of the major reasons why this season is a forgettable one is also because of their loss at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to bowl first on a track that should have produced a good contest to watch. However, KKR got absolutely no momentum during their innings losing wickets at regular intervals. None of their batters seemed to look set against the bowling unit of Mumbai. 

Shaun Pollock (3 for 12) and Dwayne Bravo (2 for 13) were the chief architects of KKR’s slump. They were bowled out for the lowest total in that season, 67. When it came to the chase, it took Mumbai just 5.3 overs to knock off the total. Sanath Jayasuriya was at his vintage best, racing along to 48 runs off 17 balls.