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Lowest Score Defended in IPL

The lowest total defended in IPL is just 116 by the CSK team against KXIP in 2009. Here’s a list of the Top 5 lowest defended totals in IPL:

Lowest Defended Score in IPL

Sr. No.TeamTotal defendedOppositionDate
1Chennai Super Kings116Kings XI Punjab20 May 2009
2Sunrisers Hyderabad118Mumbai Indians24 Apr 2018
3Kings XI Punjab119Mumbai Indians29 Apr 2009
4Sunrisers Hyderabad119Pune Warriors India17 Apr 2013
5Mumbai Indians120Pune Warriors India03 May 2012

*Last updated after IPL 2020

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is in its thirteenth edition in 2020. It has been contested in 3 different countries and has seen a lot of different pitches, scoring styles and weather conditions. While some of the games have been extremely high-scoring, some of them have seen not a lot of runs scored. However, the thrill of T20 cricket has not been compromised in the tournament.

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Some of the low scoring games have seen bowlers come out on top in both innings. It gets better if low totals in the first innings get defended in the second. The excitement and suspense rise with every dot ball and so does pressure, not only on the players but also on the fans. Some totals of less than 120 have also been marked safe.


In the list of Top 5 lowest defended score in IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) find themselves twice on the happier side. The other three teams to have managed to win despite scoring at not more than a run a ball in the first innings are Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Mumbai Indians (MI).

KXIP failed to chase down a paltry score of 116 against CSK way back in 2009. It has remained the lowest score defended in ipl history even after 10 more seasons. MI and Pune Warriors India appear twice in the list.


1. What is the lowest score defended in IPL?

Ans: Chennai Super Kings defended 116 against the Yuvraj Singh-led Kings XI Punjab side in 2009.

2. Which is the lowest total in IPL?

Ans: Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 49 against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017.

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