Do you know which team holds the record for the lowest Powerplay score in the IPL? While the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been home to some of the most thrilling and high-scoring matches in the history of cricket, some teams have struggled to make their mark in the Powerplay overs. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Lowest Powerplay Score in IPL History.
There have been teams who have scored more than 70 runs over the first six overs, while others have lost wickets at an alarming rate and have not been able to put up a respectable total.
The following narrative examines the history of some of the worst (lowest) powerplay scores in the IPL. These 8 teams are featured as they suffer the most catastrophic starts to their innings in the history of the competition.
The bowlers took their performances to a new level under favorable conditions that elevated the performance of the bowlers. Below we have brought you the lowest powerplay scores ever recorded in the IPL:
- KKR scored the fifth-lowest powerplay total in IPL history against RCB on Wednesday.
- Mohammed Siraj bowled an unplayable spell in the first innings.
IPL’s Lowest Powerplay Score from 2008 to Present
|2009||RR vs RCB||14/2||Cape Town|
|2022||SRH vs RR||14/3||Pune|
|2011||CSK vs KKR||15/2||Kolkata|
|2015||CSK vs DC||16/1||Raipur|
|2019||CSK vs RCB||16/1||Chennai|
*Last updated on 28th OCT 2023
Lowest Power Play Runs by the IPL Franchises
Throughout the history of the Indian Premier League, we have looked at five of the lowest totals recorded after the opening six overs.
1. Rajasthan Royals 14/2 v RCB, 2009 – Lowest Power Play Scored
The Rajasthan Royals recorded the lowest powerplay score in IPL history, scoring 14/2 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009. The Royals top order struggled to get going, with Graeme Smith, Swapnil Asnodkar, and Niraj Patel all dismissed cheaply.
The Royals were eventually bundled out for 133/8, which was the lowest score in the tournament. The Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down the target with ease, winning the match by 7 wickets.
2. Chennai Super Kings- 15/2 vs Kolkata Knight Riders
The Chennai Super Kings recorded their lowest powerplay score in IPL history, scoring 15/2 against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011. Brett Lee and Iqbal Abdullah were able to tie down the CSK batsmen, taking the wickets of Murali Vijay and Suresh Raina.
CSK were eventually bowled out for 114 runs, which was their lowest score in IPL history. The Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target with ease, winning the match by 10 runs (DLS method).
3. Chennai Super Kings 16/1 v Delhi Daredevils
The Chennai Super Kings recorded the third-lowest powerplay score in IPL history, scoring 16/1 against the Delhi Daredevils (now known as the Delhi Capitals) in 2015. The match took place at the Raipur International Cricket Stadium.
The Super Kings got off to a terrible start, losing Dwayne Smith in the first over. They were unable to recover from that early setback, and they managed to score only 16 runs in the powerplay.
4. Chennai Super Kings- 16/1
The Chennai Super Kings failed to score more than three runs per over in the powerplay for the fourth time in their history. This occurred in their opening match of the 2019 season against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chepauk.
Despite their slow start, the CSK bowlers managed to roll over RCB for a total of just 70 runs in the first innings. However, CSK also took their time chasing down the target, with Yuzvendra Chahal taking the wicket of Shane Watson in the powerplay to slow down their scoring rate.
5. Kolkata Knight Riders- 17/4
The Kolkata Knight Riders recorded the lowest powerplay score in IPL history, scoring 17/4 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020. The match took place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Mohammed Siraj was the wrecker-in-chief for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, taking three wickets in his first three overs for just two runs. He dismissed Tom Banton, Rahul Tripathi, and Nitish Rana to leave the Knight Riders reeling at 17/4.
The Knight Riders were unable to recover from this early setback, and they were eventually bowled out for 84 runs in 20 overs. The Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down the target with ease, winning the match by eight wickets.
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