Highest and lowest scores in IPL: From RCB's collapse vs KKR, to their blitz against GL
Here's a look at some of the lowest and hightest scores made in the IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are yet to have an Indian Premier League title under their name in the 10 years of the competition's existence, but thanks to their explosive batting lineup that features some of the fiercest batsmen in world cricket, their name is omnipresent in the record books of the competition.
Having posted two of IPL's biggest-ever totals, the famed batting lineup slumped to their worst ever display with the bat on Sunday when they were bowled out for a lowly 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.
It was another case of RCB's batting helping them to the record books, this time for an undesirable cause. That tally of 49 was the lowest ever team total in the league's history meaning the Bangalore outfit now holds the record for both the highest and lowest totals in the league's history.
Here's a look at some of the lowest and highest scores made in the IPL.
49 - By RCB against KKR at Eden Gardens, IPL 2017
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made short work of Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting lineup to script a remarkable 82-run win in a high-voltage IPL game at the Eden Gardens. Chasing the KKR's low 131, the visitors were bundled out for 49, the lowest total in the Indian Premier League. Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/21), Chris Woakes (3/6) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) starred with the ball for the hosts as they skittled out their rivals for their lowest score ever. No RCB batsman was able to go into double figures as Kedar Jadhav top scored with 9 runs.
58 - By Rajasthan Royals against RCB at Cape Town, IPL 2009
RCB made a mockery of the then defending champions Rajasthan Royals by scripting a 75-run at Cape Town in South Africa in the second edition of the IPL. The large margin of victory was achieved despite RCB posting mere 133 runs on the board. But Anil Kumble ran riot as Rajasthan's batting order crumbled under pressure. Kumble did the perfect cleaning up act after Praveen Kumar had dealt some early blows, finishing with figures of 5/5. Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja and Tyron Henderson top scored for Rajasthan with 11 runs each.
67 - By KKR against Mumbai Indian at Wankhede Stadium, IPL 2008
Mumbai Indians recorded one of their easiest wins in IPL history when they trounced the Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the opening campaign. Having won the toss, Sachin Tendulkar put KKR into bat and the Mumbai Indians never let them run away with it. Shaun Pollock was MI's leading wicket-taker on the day with three scalps, but it was a collective effort that saw KKR being reduced to their lowest total in IPL till date. Sourav Ganguly and Ajit Agarkar were KKR's joint top scorers with a score of 15 each.
263/5 - By RCB against Pune Warriors at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, IPL 2013
RCB's batting went berserk at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, taking the beleaguered Pune Warriors to the cleaners in a 133-run victory in the 2013 edition of the IPL. West Indian opening batsmen Chris Gayle was the star of the show as he smashed the greatest innings in the competitions history to take RCB to an all-time highest score of 263/5 after their 20 overs. Gayle scored 175 which remains the highest individual score in the IPL till date. AB de Villiers and Tilakratne Dilshan made useful contributions with the bat to help RCB post that historic total.
248/3 - By RCB against Gujarat Lions at M Chinnaswamy stadium, IPL 2016
Gujarat Lions found themselves at the wrong end of a trademark RCB onslaught at the M Chinnaswamy stadium as they fell to a mammoth 144-run defeat in the ninth edition of the IPL. It was the Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers show for RCB as two of the finest batsmen in world cricket decided to go full throttle in tandem. The innings saw 20 sixes as both Kohli (109 off 55 balls) and De Villiers (129 off 52 balls) scored centuries.
246/5 - By Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals at MA Chidambaram stadium, IPL 2010
Rajasthan Royals' valiant chase went in vain as they fell 23 runs short against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram stadium in an IPL 10 game. Earlier, CSK had put on of the most stellar batting performances in the IPL as they piled on 246 in the first innings. Led by Murali Vijay who scored 127 off 56 balls, CSK posted what was then the highest ever score in the competition. Vijay was well supported by Mathew Hayden at the start and joined by Albie Morkel at the end.
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