IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore Create Dubious Record After Being Bowled Out For 70
Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a disastrous start in the Indian Premier League 2019. Facing defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the Chepauk, the Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a heavy seven-wicket defeat after being all out for a paltry 70.
Asked to bat first, the Royal Challengers Bangalore struggled right from the word go. Virat Kohli was the first wicket to fall when he perished while going for a big shot. The likes of Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer and Shivam Dube failed to get going too as the Royal Challengers found themselves 5 down for just 45.
At one stage it looked like they would not even cross the 50-run mark but opener Parthiv Patel waged a lone battle, scoring 29 before becoming the last wicket to fall. For the Super Kings, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir starred with the ball, picking up three wickets apiece.
In reply, the Super Kings also struggled to get going on the tough pitch. However, with not much on the scoreboard, they eventually chased down the total inside 18 overs at the loss of three wickets.
Well, this is not the first time the Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for less 100 in the opening match of the IPL. They had managed just 82 in the 2008 season opener against Kolkata Knight Riders. This was also RCB’s joint second lowest total in the tournament’s history. The Bangalore-based outfit also holds the dubious record for the lowest total in IPL. They were all out for just 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017.
Here is a list showing top ten lowest scores in IPL:
|RCB||49||9.4||v KKR||Kolkata||23 Apr 2017|
|Royals||58||15.1||v RCB||Cape Town||18 Apr 2009|
|Delhi Capitals||66||13.4||v Mum Indians||Delhi||6 May 2017|
|Delhi Capitals||67||17.1||v Kings XI||Mohali||30 Apr 2017|
|KKR||67||15.2||v Mum Indians||Mumbai||16 May 2008|
|RCB||70||17.1||v Super Kings||Chennai||23 Mar 2019|
|RCB||70||15||v Royals||Abu Dhabi||26 Apr 2014|
|Kings XI||73||15.5||v Supergiant||Pune||14 May 2017|
|Kochi||74||16.3||v Chargers||Kochi||27 Apr 2011|
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