T20 is one of the most unpredictable formats in cricket. Such is the unpredictability that even an individual performance of a player is enough to overcome the mightiest opposition. These shorter formats have left a lasting impact on the longer formats of cricket. What was once considered as above par score in ODI is now being chased in the T20 format.
A lot has changed over the years in cricket. With the introduction of IPL, the shorter format has become more glamourized. We have witnessed numerous team and individual records being scripted. While the league had many high scoring matches, it has also seen few low scoring ones. A team that scored 200 plus might be all out for 80 in the next. Such is the level of unpredictability in IPL.
In this article, we have listed out the highest and the lowest totals of all the teams in IPL. Let us take a look at it:
Highest – 223/6 VS KXIP
Mumbai Indians have been one of the most successful franchises in the IPL. Having four titles to their name, they are one of the most consistent sides in the league. The defending champions registered their highest total in 2017, where they scored 223 runs with the loss of six wickets. It was against Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chasing a total of 231, they fell short by seven runs as a result of some good death over bowling.
Lowest – 87/10 VS SRH
Mumbai Indians recorded their lowest total against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 edition. Having won the toss, they elected to bowl. The bowling unit of MI restricted Sunrisers to 118 runs. It was Mitchell McClenaghan and Hardik Panday who were the stars of the show as claimed two wickets each.
Considering the might and the depth they have in their batting unit, the target of 119 seemed gettable. But the batting unit of MI flattered and failed. No player except Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya was able to stand up to the bowling of Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, and Siddharth Kaul. Mumbai Indians were dismissed for 87. They lost the match by 37 runs.
Chennai Super Kings
Highest – 246/5 VS Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings registered their highest total of 246/5 at the MA Chidambaram stadium in the 2010 edition against Rajasthan Royals. Murali Vijay scored 127 in 56 balls that ripped apart the Rajasthan Royals bowling attack. Vijay scored the second-highest individual score and became the third Indian to score a century in IPL. The others were Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan.
Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers had no clue how to stop the onslaught as he hammered the likes of Shaun Tait, Shane Watson, and Shane Warne.
Lowest – 79/10 VS Mumbai Indians
In 2013 CSK registered their lowest IPL score against their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians. Both the teams displayed world-class bowling. But the dreadful performance by the batting line-up of the CSK ensured that Mumbai Indians emerge victoriously.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians were 139 for the loss of five wickets. The man with the golden arm, Ravindra Jadeja ,picked up three wickets, which included the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Kieron Pollard.
With a target of 140 runs, Chennai’s batting line-up failed to live up to the expectations. Mitchell Johnson, the lead pacer of the Mumbai Indians ran through CSK’s batting line-up. In his four-over quota, he picked three wickets.
Mumbai Indians later met CSK in the finals, where they went on to beat CSK to win their first IPL title.
Kolkata Knight Rider
Highest – 245/6 VS KXIP
KKR emerged to be a force to be reckoned with, as they had two titles to their name. Their ability to put up some big scores onboard makes them one of the top performers in the league.
KKR has always had one of the best batting units in the league. They have a wide pool of domestic and foreign players who loves to score big. Their score of 245/6 against KXIP is the fourth-highest ever in the tournament. It is also the highest total of KKR so far. Brilliant knocks from Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Dinesh Karthik ensured that they set a massive target for KXIP.
KXIP showed character and, they had put up a good fight but eventually lost the match.
Lowest – 67/10 VS Mumbai Indians
In 2008 KKR faced the most humiliating loss in their history at the hand of Mumbai Indians. Their team was bowled out for a total of 67 runs with MI bowlers taking wickets at regular intervals.
With a total that was below par, KKR accepted the defeat by the end of 17th over. MI batting unit chased down the target in just 5.3 overs with eight wickets in hand. Shaun Pollock was named the match of the match for his spell of 13/3.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Highest – 263/5 VS Pune Warriors
Although RCB has never won an IPL title, they have notched up the highest IPL total ever. On April 23, 2013, RCB scored a mammoth score of 263/5 against Pune Warriors at Bangalore. With 175 runs in 66 balls, which included as many as 17 sixes and 13 fours, Gayle was the star of the show.
Gayle scored the highest highest-ever individual score in the IPL game, surpassing Brendon McCullum’s 158 runs in 73 balls.
Pune Warrior could only manage to get 133 runs with the fall of nine wickets in their 20 overs. Bangalore posted one of the highest victories in the IPL history.
Lowest – 49/10 VS KKR
Four years later, after RCB registered the highest IPL total, they were bowled out for 49, the lowest score in the history of IPL. Against KKR, Kohli’s team saw a stunning collapse in their batting line up in Eden Gardens.
The host was able to put up a modest total as they were all out for 131, with leg-spinner Chahal taking three wickets. However, RCB was in for a surprise as the Australian pacer, Nathan Coulter-Nile ripped apart their top order. Pacers Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme also joined in claiming 3wickets for six runs and four wickets for four runs as they bowled out RCB for just 49 in 9.4 overs.
Highest – 231/2 VS Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad has emerged as the most consistent team in IPL. They are a formidable side, which comprises world-class players that have stepped up and performed for the team.
SRH is considered to have the most brutal opening pair in the IPL with English batsman Jonny Bairstow and Australian batsman David Warner. This pair is known for the flying start that they give to their team.
One such occasion was in 2019 against RCB, where they registered their highest team total of 231/2. Both the batsmen went on to score centuries as the RCB bowlers looked helpless. RCB couldn’t regain control over the game and eventually lost the game.
Lowest – 96/10 vs Mumbai Indians
A week after SRH registered their highest total in IPL history, they scored their lowest total in IPL. It was the match against Mumbai Indians. SRH was able to restrict Mumbai Indians to par total. In what should have been an easy chase for SRH, their batting failed in front of Alzarri Joseph. The Mumbai Indians bowler bagged six wickets haul by just giving away 12 runs as he ran through the SRH solid batting line up. SRH collapsed for 96 all out in 17.4 overs. Alzarri holds the best bowling figures in IPL so far.
Highest – 223/5 VS Chennai Super Kings
In 2010 against CSK, Rajasthan Royals registered their highest total. Batting first, CSK scored 246 runs for the loss of five wickets courtesy of Murali Vijay and Albie Morkel. Chasing a total of 247, Naman Ojha and Shane Watson put up a good fight scoring 94 runs and 60 runs, respectively. But they could not carry their team to the finish line. Rajasthan
Royal lost the match as CSK won the match with 23 runs.
Lowest – 58/10 VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
In the second edition of IPL, RR registered its lowest IPL total. Although the bowlers did well to restrict RCB to 133 for eight wickets. The batsmen of RR were helpless in front of Anil Kumble as they tried to chase the target. Kumble finished with brilliant figures of 5/5 in 3.1 overs as Rajasthan’s batting crumbled.
They were dismissed for 58 runs in 15.1 overs and lost the game by 75 runs.
Highest – 231/4 VS Kings XI Punjab
Cracking 231/4 against a hapless KXIP bowling, Delhi Capitals, then known as Delhi Daredevils, registered their highest total in IPL in 2011.
With the ball coming on to the bat, David Warner and Virender Sehwag scored 77 runs each. The onslaught by both the batsmen helped take their total to 231 for the loss of four wickets.
Coming to chase, Shaun Marsh notched up a classy 95 runs in 46 balls. But that was nowhere enough to take them to past the total. In the end, Delhi Capitals won the match with 29 runs.
Lowest – 66/10 VS Mumbai Indians
In the 2017 IPL edition, DC batting collapsed against some good bowling of Mumbai Indians. Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted 212 for the loss of three in 20 overs. Simmons and Pollard were the start of batting that day, scoring 66 and 63 that helped Mumbai to post a good total to defend.
A disciplined bowling performance by MI led by Harbhajan Singh and Karn Sharma along with Lasith Malinga wrapped up DD batting for 66 runs.
It was the third-lowest total in IPL.
Mumbai Indians won that match with the highest margin in the history of IPL credits to the overall performance of the team.
Kings XI Punjab
231/4 VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
A throwback to the glory day of Adam Gilchrist when he slammed the bowling attack of RCB all around the ground. In his route to 106, Gilly launched a flurry of boundaries, which included nine sixes and eight fours.
After the departure of Gilly, Marsh took it upon himself to continue the carnage, as he carted Johan Van der Wath for 30 runs in an over.
The chase was too much for RCB to take with the departure of Kohli and Gayle. RCB lost the match after scoring 121 runs in 17 overs handing KXIP one of the mightiest victories in terms of runs.
Lowest – 73/10 VS Rising Pune Supergiant
KXIP registered their lowest total against Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017 in Pune. They were dismissed for a below-par total of 73 batting first and were all out in 15. 5 overs. The chase was a walk in the park for Rising Pune Supergiant as they achieved it in 12 overs with the loss of only one wicke