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Lowest scores defended in the Indian T20 League

By BetBarter Staff

February 27, 2022

Everyone enjoys witnessing a competitive match. We’ve seen several matches where teams successfully chased down large totals, as well as matches that went down to the wire and ended on the final ball of the game. Nothing, however, compares to the exhilaration of witnessing low totals being defended. While there have been many similar situations in the Indian T20 League‘s history, these are the five lowest totals defended in the ITL

120 by Mumbai against Pune, 2015

The Mumbai-Pune rivalry was always very exciting for the fans in the ITL. This 2015 match was very exciting as it saw some lowest scores. Batting first, Mumbai could only manage 120 runs, with Sachin Tendulkar as their highest scorer. He scored 34 runs in 35 balls. In their chase, Pune kept losing wickets regularly as Mumbai won the game by a solitary run.

119 by Hyderabad against Pune, 2013

This game created history as Amit Mishra took yet another hat-trick. He became the first and only player to take three hat tricks in the tournament’s history. Chasing 120, Pune once again is on the list. They failed to take the charge in the second innings and weren’t able to get to this small total. They could only get 108 on the board and lost the match by 11 runs. Amit Mishra ended his spell with 4-19.

119 by Punjab against Mumbai, 2009

Punjab scored 119/8 in 20 overs in the first innings, with Kumar Sangakkara smashing 45 runs off 44 balls. JP Duminy scored 59 runs for Mumbai in the chase, although he faced 63 balls. Mumbai could only manage 116/7 in the end, losing the match by 3 runs. The Punjab team won a thriller against Mumbai despite putting a very low score on the board.

118 by Hyderabad against Mumbai, 2018

Yusuf Pathan had scored the maximum runs (29) for Hyderabad in the first innings. Later, with the help of Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, and Basil Thampy’s excellent ball-handling, they defended 118. MI had scored 61/3 at one point but quickly crumbled in the second part of their innings. Mumbai was bowled out for 87 runs in this game, one of the most surprising defeats in ITL history.

116 by Chennai against Punjab, 2009

Punjab never looked comfortable in their chase of 117. Parthiv Patel was their highest scorer with 32 runs in 23 balls. In the second innings, Punjab was always under pressure. They could only muster 92/8 in 20 overs, losing by 24 runs.