As Royal Challengers Bangalore crashed to the ground on Sunday night with a meager 49 runs on the board thereby registering a thrashing 82 run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. In the process, RCB have the terrible statistic of holding the lowest score in the IPL next to their name to give the remove suspended Rajasthan Royals from that ‘unwanted’ position. (Results | Fixtures | Points Table)
None of the RCB batsmen moved to double digits with Kedar Jadhav top scoring with a 9. With the ball, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme breathed fire to pick up three wickets each while Umesh Yadav got the other wicket.
Incidentally and rather ironically, this comes exactly four years on from the highest IPL total – also scored by RCB. Then they had scored 263/5 against defunct Pune Warriors. That day at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, Chris Gayle had scored 175 while also seeing a cameo knock from AB de Villiers. In response, Pune could only muster 133/9 to lose by 130 runs.
The previous lowest score, 58 by Rajasthan Royals against RCB, came in the first game of IPL 2009. In fact, RCB have the terrible record of featuring four times in the list of scores under 100.
Top 10 Lowest Scores in the IPL
RCB vs KKR – 49 at Eden Gardens on April 23, 2017
RR vs RCB – 58 at Cape Town on April 18, 2009
KKR vs MI – 51 at Mumbai on May 16, 2008
RCB vs RR – 70 at Abu Dhabi on April 26, 2014
Kochi vs Chargers – 74 at Kochi on April 27, 2011
CSK vs MI – 79 at Mumbai on May 5, 2013
DD vs SRH – 80 at Hyderabad on May 4, 2013
RR vs KKR – 81 at Kolkata on April 17, 2011
Chargers vs RCB – 82 at Mumbai on April 24, 2010
RCB vs KKR – 82 at Bangalore on April 18, 2008