Lowest Powerplay Score in IPL History: Powerplay is an important part of the team's innings. Any IPL team that scores the most runs in the powerplay sets a higher target than the team that scores the least runs in the powerplay. So, in any league of the cricket world, a team has to manage the powerplay overs decently to post a big score which is possible only when the opening batsmen of a team perform well. In this article, we will look at the lowest powerplay scores in IPL.
|1||Sun Rissers Hyderabad||Rajasthan Royals||14/3||2022|
|2||Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore||14/2||2009|
|3||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata Knight Riders||15/2||2011|
|4||Chennai Super Kings||Delhi Capitals||16/1||2015|
|5||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||16/1||2019|
|6||Kolkata Knight Riders||Royal Challengers Bangalore||17/4||2020|
|7||Mumbai Indians||Kings XI Punjab||17/3||2015|
|8||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai Super Kings||17/1||2014|
|9||Rajasthan Royals||Kolkata Knight Riders||17/4||2021|
|10||Rajasthan Royals||Mumbai Indians||18/1||2011|
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Sunrisers Hyderabad scored the lowest powerplay runs of IPL 2022 in a match against Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals led by Sanju Samson batted first and scored a big total of 210 runs. Sanju Samson scored a brilliant inning of 55 runs on 27 balls with 5 sixes. In reply, Sunrisers could not start well due to continuous well-managed bowling by Trent Boult and Y Chahal. Y Chahal took 03 wickets in 04 overs and helped Royals to win with a big margin of 61 runs.
Rajasthan Royals is the team with the lowest powerplay score in IPL. This happened in IPL 2009 in a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul Dravid of Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 66 runs in 48 balls at 137 strike rate. He scored a total of 133 runs for Rajasthan Royals.
In response, Royal Challengers' Praveen Kumar troubled Rajasthan Royals' batting in the early overs by picking up crucial wickets with his swing bowling. This is the lowest total by Rajasthan Royals in the powerplay when Royal Challengers Bangalore restricted them to 14/2 in 6 overs.
The least number of runs scored by Chennai Super Kings in Powerplay is against Kolkata Knight Riders. When Iqbal Abdullah and Yusuf Pathan's brilliant spin bowling of Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Chennai Super Kings to 15 runs in 6 overs in the 2011 IPL. Chennai Super Kings scored a total of 114 runs in 20 overs. In reply, D/L method was implemented due to rain and KKR won the match in 10 overs.
In IPL 2015, Shreyas Iyer played a brilliant inning of 70 runs against Chennai Super Kings to help them win the game. Delhi Capitals bowled first and restricted the CSK batsmen to score only 16 runs in the powerplay. This was the lowest powerplay scoring match of IPL 2015. The hero of this match was Zaheer Khan who bowled 04 overs and took 2 wickets for 09 runs.
It was a low scoring match between Chennai and Bangalore in which RCB had set a target of 70 runs for Chennai. In reply, Chennai Super Kings started in a defensive mood against the RCB bowling. He scored 16 runs in 6 overs and registered his name in the list of teams with lowest powerplay score in IPL. Despite the fact that he started his batting in a defensive mood but his ultimate goal was to reach the target which he did in the 17th over.
Kolkata Knight Riders batted first in a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and scored a total of 84 runs in 20 overs. In powerplay, KKR scored only 17 runs against 4 wickets.Their main reason for the low score was Muhammad Siraj who bowled superb overs from RCB and took crucial back-to-back 03 wickets. Muhammad Siraj was announced as a player of the match for his fantastic bowling figures of 3 wickets for 8 runs in 4 overs.
In IPL 2015, Kings XI Punjab batted first in a match against Mumbai Indians and scored a total of 177 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Mumbai Batting came under pressure due to attacking bowling from Kings XI Punjab bowlers Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh, and Mitchell Johnson.
All these bowlers took early 03 wickets to restrict Mumbai to 17 runs in the first 06 overs. As a result, Mumbai could not recover the from early damage and lost the match.
In IPL 2014, Chennai Super Kings scored a total of 138 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Ravichandran Ashwin bowled superb early overs to restrict RCB to 17 runs in 6 overs.
Then it was AB De Villiers who led from the front and took RCB to the required total on the last ball of the innings. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match on the last ball and AB De Villiers was announced as the player of the match.
In IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals was restricted by KKR to 17 runs in 6 overs by KKR bowlers. Shivam Mavi was the hero of this match as he took RR’s important 04 wickets in 04 overs. Shivam was announced as the player of the match for his amazing bowling. Kolkata Knight Riders posted a big total of 171 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders bowled out Rajasthan Royals on 85 runs.
This was another low-scoring match in IPL history where Mumbai bowlers outclass Rajasthan Royals in Powerplay overs. Mumbai set the target of 94 runs in 20 overs. In reply, Munaf Patel from Mumbai bowled economical overs to restrict Rajsthan for 18 runs in 6 overs. Later on, Rajasthan Royals fought back and chased the target to win the match.