RCB were bowled out for a mere 49 © BCCI
RCB were bowled out for a mere 49 © BCCI

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday registered the lowest-ever total in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. RCB were bowled out for a mere 49 in 9.4 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Match No. 27 of the ongoing IPL 2017, which is also the 10th lowest total overall in all T20 cricket. RCB lost the contest by a massive margin of 82 runs, and thus have hit the lowest spot in the IPL 10 Points Table. KKR bowlers Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Colin de Grandhomme claimed 3 wickets each, while Umesh Yadav snaffled 1 wicket to help KKR create history. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 10, Match 27

Chasing a target of 132 to win, RCB were bowled out with more than 10 overs to spare, precisely 62 balls. Among the teams bowled out for lowest total, RCB also faced the least number of overs in their innings. No team, before the clash on April 23 night, were bowled out for less than 10 overs in the history of IPL, but the same cannot be said for overall T20 cricket. On December 26, 2013, Mohammedan were shot out for a mere 45 in 8.4 overs, which is the lowest-ever number of overs faced in all T20 cricket. FULL CRICKET BLOG: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 10, Match 27

RCB’s total of 49 is also the first time any team was bowled out for less than 50. Before this game, Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) total of 58 in 15.1 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 18, 2009, was the lowest-ever IPL total. Let us take a look at the lowest overall IPL totals in history of the 10 editions so far:

Team Total Overs Against Venue  Date
Royal Challengers Bangalore 49 9.4 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 23-Apr-17
Rajasthan Royals 58 15.1 Royal Challengers Bangalore Cape Town 18-Apr-09
Kolkata Knight Riders 67 15.2 Mumbai Indians Mumbai 16-May-08
Royal Challengers Bangalore 70 15 Rajasthan Royals Abu Dhabi 26-Apr-14
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 74 16.3 Deccan Chargers Kochi 27-Apr-11
Chennai Super Kings 79 15.2 Mumbai Indians Mumbai 5-May-13
Delhi Daredevils 80 19.1 Sunrisers Hyderabad Hyderabad (Deccan) 4-May-13
Rajasthan Royals 81 15.2 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 17-Apr-11
Deccan Chargers 82 18.3 Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai 24-Apr-10
Royal Challengers Bangalore 82 15.1 Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru 18-Apr-08

In IPL history, RCB are not new to be bowled out for double digit totals. Here is the list of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s lowest totals in IPL:

Total  Overs  Against Venue  Date
49 9.4 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 23-Apr-17
70 15 Rajasthan Royals Abu Dhabi 26-Apr-14
82 15.1 Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru 18-Apr-08
87 15.2 Chennai Super Kings Port Elizabeth 20-Apr-09

Overall in T20 cricket, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s total of 49 is now the 10th lowest in history

Team Total  Overs Against Venue  Date
Tripura 30 11.1 Jharkhand Dhanbad 20-Oct-09
Netherlands 39 10.3 Sri Lanka Chittagong 24-Mar-14
Boland 44 14.4 North West Potchefstroom 16-Nov-14
Leeward Islands 44 12.5 Trinidad & Tobago North Sound 11-Jan-12
Assam 44 12.1 Delhi Vadodara 6-Jan-16
Khulna Titans 44 10.4 Rangpur Riders Dhaka 10-Nov-16
Mohammedan 45 8.4 Prime Bank Sylhet 26-Dec-13
Titans 47 14.3  Eagles Centurion 28-Apr-04
Northants 47 12.5 Durham Chester-le-Street 14-Jul-11
Royal Challengers Bangalore 49 9.4 Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 23-Apr-17

RCB have now lost 5 out of their 7 matches so far in IPL 2017.