Rajasthan Royals are a franchise cricket team that competes in the Indian Premier League and is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan (IPL). The squad, which was established in 2008 as one of the original eight IPL franchises, is based at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The Royals have been one of the most successful teams in the history of the IPL, having won the inaugural season back in 2008. They defeated the Chennai Super Kings to take home the inaugural IPL championship and make history.
RR is now one of the IPL’s most competitive teams. They also finished the 2022 season as runners-up. However, even the best of bests has their fair share of disappointments, which is highlighted in detail in their lowest scores. In the case of RR, the team has already six dismissals for scores below 100 until now. Here is a look at the top 10 RR lowest scores in IPL history.
Rajasthan Royals Lowest Scores in IPL
Since cricket these days is a contest of who bats best, the Rajasthan Royals’ lacklustre performance in the competition is mostly down to their batting struggles. They have frequently been bundled out for meagre scores as there aren’t many seasoned players on the squad and instead, they choose to go with rookie players. The top 10 RR lowest scores in IPL are listed below.
Top 10 RR Lowest Scores in IPL
|S.No||RR Score||Opposition||Date||Stadium||Run rate|
|1.||58||Royals Challengers Bangalore||18 April 2009||Newlands, Cape Town||3.28|
|2.||81||Kolkata Knight Riders||17 April 2011||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||5.28|
|3.||85||Kolkata Knight Riders||07 October 2021||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||5.25|
|4.||90/9||Mumbai Indians||05 October 2021||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||4.50|
|5.||92||Royals Challengers Bangalore||18 March 2010||M.C.S Bangalore||4.63|
|6.||97||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||15 May 2011||Holkar Stadium, Indore||5.24|
|7.||101/9||Kolkata Knight Riders||20 May 2009||Kingsmead, Durban||5.05|
|8.||102||Sunrisers Hyderabad||08 May 2014||Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad||5.14|
|9.||103||Mumbai Indians||07 May 2008||DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai||6.30|
|10.||109||Royals Challengers Bangalore||20 May 2015||MCA Stadium, Pune||5.73|
58 against Royals Challengers Bangalore (2009)
In the 2009 season, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s lowest and most embarrassing total came against Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was the second contest of the South African season’s tournament at Cape Town. RR lost the match by a massive margin of 75 runs, which is the second-biggest defeat in IPL history.
81 against Kolkata Knight Riders (2011)
RR’s second-lowest score in the IPL came against Kolkata Knight Riders. As soon as the Royals batters started their innings, the Kolkata spinners kept things tight for them as they lost their first three wickets in just seven overs. The Jaipur-based club was eventually dismissed for 81 runs inside just 15.2 overs, thanks to a team effort from the KKR bowlers. The Royals’ batting in the game was greatly hurt by Lakshmipathy Balaji’s three-fer.
85 against Kolkata Knight Riders (2021)
In the 2021 season, Rajasthan Royals’ 3rd-lowest IPL total came against Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR scored 171/4 runs in the first innings, needing 20 overs. It was a challenging total to reach and to make things worse, Rajasthan got off to a bad start. In just 3.4 overs, they lost their four wickets for just 13 runs. They lost wickets at regular intervals after that and were unable to recover at all. In the end, RR lost the game by 86 runs after being dismissed for 85 runs in 16.1 overs.
90/9 against Mumbai Indians (2021)
The 4th lowest team score in IPL history for the Rajasthan Royals is 90/9 runs against the Mumbai Indians. As they played Mumbai Indians on October 5, 2021, at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, they scored only 90 runs in 20 overs while losing nine wickets.
92 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (2010)
Playing against Royal Challengers Bangalore on their home soil is always tough. The Royals got off to a good start but collapsed to 85 for 7 in the 17th over after losing a flurry of wickets in the middle. They were dismissed in 19.5 overs after scoring only 92 runs overall. In response, the Royal Challengers did not lose a wicket as they completed the total in just 11 overs.
97 against Kochi Tuskers Kerala (2011)
The 61st game of the season was played in Indore between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kochi Tuskers, a former IPL team. After losing the toss and being ordered to bat first, the Royals collapsed against Kochi Tuskers Kerala at 26 for the loss of three wickets, and soon after, a flurry of wickets in the middle overs caused them to be dismissed for 97 in 18.3 overs.
101/9 against Kolkata Knight Riders (2009)
The Royals lost the toss in the season-ending match against Kolkata Knight Riders, as KKR decided to field first. The Royals started off strong in response, but within the next five overs, they quickly lost four wickets in 6 overs, leaving them battling at 42. At the end of 20 overs, they managed to score just 101 runs for the loss of nine wickets.
102 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (2014)
Rajasthan Royals’ performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad ranks 8hth among all IPL teams’ lowest team scores. SRH made a low score of only 134 runs after batting first, but RR collapsed massively, with six players scoring below 10 runs as they were dismissed for just 102 runs in 19.5 overs.
103 against Mumbai Indians (2008)
The dull performance of Royals against Mumbai Indians ranks them in 9 in the list of top 10 RR lowest scores in IPL. Out of 11 RR players, nine scored below 10 runs after batting first, and the team collapsed for 103 runs. In response, the Mumbai Indians won the game in the 15th over.
109 against Royals Challengers Bangalore (2015)
Rajasthan Royals put on a horrible show against Royals Challengers Bangalore in 2015 at MCA Stadium. RCB after batting first sets a target of 180 runs on board to chase. In response, RR failed to convert their fine start as their middle order collapsed with 6 of their players unable to hit double digits, and they got bowled out for 109 runs.
It is safe to say that RR has been one of the most consistent teams in the IPL, and their batsmen have made sure that they are never bowled out for a low total. The Royals have had some memorable moments, but they have also had some low points. Nevertheless, the RR lowest scores in IPL history proves that even the best teams sometimes have bad days.