IPL is known for high-scoring matches just like other T20Is. Anything between 180-220 is considered a winning score in IPL. With the new techniques evolved by the batsmen, it is going to be more difficult for the bowlers to win the game. Here in this post, we will see some lowest score defended in IPL history.
Earlier in IPL, we have seen that high totals have been chased by the batting team. Rajasthan Royals holds the record of making the highest chase(224) in IPL 2020 against PBKS. However, there are also some IPL games in which the teams have successfully defended even very small totals.
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120 by MI vs PWI, 2012
This is one of the closest IPL matches in history. Mumbai Indians batting first put up a score of 120/9 which is considered a low score in a t20 format. But while chasing PWI lost wickets in regular intervals and needed 15 off the last 10 balls. Mumbai Indias won the game by 1 run with the closest margin in IPL history.
119 by SRH vs PWI, 2013
In this game also PWI failed to chase a small target against SRH in IPL 2013. SRH scored 119/8 while batting first in the game. Pune Warriors got all-out for just 108 runs losing the match by 11 runs. Amit Mishra showed some magic with the balls picking up 4 wickets for 19 runs.
119 by KXIP vs MI, 2009
In this encounter, Punjab won a thriller against Mumbai in IPL 2009. Punjab scored 119/8 while coming into batting first. Kumar Sangakkara scored 45 of 44 balls for Punjab. In reply, Mumbai only managed to score only 116/7 and lost the clash by 3 runs. JP Duminy scored 59 runs for 63 balls for Mumbai Indians.
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118 by MI vs SRH, 2018
This was also one of the closest games in IPL history. In this game, MI failed miserably to chase a small target of 119. MI got bundled out in 87 runs and lost the game by 31 runs. For SRH, their bowling lineup performed brilliantly and Siddarth Kaul, Rashid Khan, and Basil Thampy took crucial wickets to win the game.
116 by CSK vs KXIP, 2009
Chennai Super Kings has the record of defending the lowest score in IPL history. CSK posted a total of 116/9 in 20 overs with Parthiv Patel scoring 32 runs off 23 balls. In response, Punjab could only manage to score only 92/8 in 20 overs losing the match by 24 runs. Four of the CSK bowlers took 2 wickets each to help win the game.
Lowest score defended in IPL