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IPL history: 3 lowest totals by Rajasthan Royals

Anil Kumble was the wrecker-in-chief against the Royals in IPL 2010
Anil Kumble was the wrecker-in-chief against the Royals in IPL 2010
Sahil Jain
Modified 19 Feb 2019
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Over the last 11 years of the Indian Premier League (IPL), batting has revolutionized and we have seen some towering scores. Batsmen have got better and have found ways to score. However, there have also been times when the entire batting line-up has failed to stand up. Thus, resulting in some low scores.

Rajasthan Royals are not the most decorated sides but they’ve always punched above their weight. However, in their 9-year IPL history (they were suspended in 2016 and 2017), they have registered four scores of under 100. Hence, here let’s look at three of the lowest ever totals registered by Rajasthan Royals.

#3 92 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2010 (Bangalore)

2010 wasn’t a great season for the Rajasthan Royals side. Neither did they get off to a good start but they also didn’t finish well. They finished at the second last position in the points table in the third edition.

In that season, the Royals lost the first couple of games. They lost a close game against Mumbai Indians (MI) chasing a huge target before they were comprehensively beaten by Delhi Daredevils (DD). However, they hit a new low in their third match.

After being put into bat by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Rajasthan openers got off to a slow start. They added just 27 runs in the first five overs. But three wickets in as many overs pegged them back. However, a counter-attack from Yusuf Pathan (26) threatened to get RR back on track. But brilliance from Kohli ended Pathan’s knock and RR’s innings just went downhill.

Praveen Kumar combined with Anil Kumble to skittle the Royals for a mere 92. Pathan was the highest scorer in the game for RR. The RCB openers chased the target down with ease as they got to 93 in just 10.4 overs to register a huge win.

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Published 16 Feb 2019, 15:58 IST
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