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Top 5 lowest score by CSK in IPL 

Chennai Super Kings are the joint most successful team in the IPL with five titles. They also hold the record for the most playoffs appearances by any team. 

Yet, the team has seen its share of downs. CSK has over the years been involved in several matches where they were bowled out for embarrassing scores. Their lowest total in IPL history is 79 all out, recorded in 2013 against the Mumbai Indians. 

Check out the top five lowest totals recorded by CSK in the IPL.

CSK top 5 lowest totals in the IPL 

TeamScoreOversRRInnsOppositionGroundMatch Date
CSK7915.25.152v MIWankhede5 May 2013
CSK9716.06.061v MIWankhede12 May 2022
CSK10919.05.731v RRJaipur4 May 2008
CSK10917.46.162v MIChennai26 Apr 2019
CSK110/820.05.501v DaredevilsDelhi10 Apr 2012

79 all out

CSK lowest total in IPL is 79 all out which they recorded in 2013. This match was played against the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. The CSK bowlers did a good job to restrict the hosts to a first innings total of 139 for 5 on the batting friendly Wankhede pitch.

Ravindra Jadeja was the best bowler with three wickets. However, the batsmen botched up completely. Eight of the CSK batsmen were dismissed on single digit scores and they were eventually bowled out for merely 79 runs in 15.2 overs. The only contribution came from Michael Hussey who scored 22 runs. Mitchell Johnson, who was named Player of the Match and Pragyan Ojha picked up three wickets each. Lasith Malinga also chipped in with two wickets. Mumbai went on to win the match by 60 runs. Interestingly, the two teams once again met in the final of that same season, which the Rohit Sharma led side won by 23 runs. In this match too, the CSK batting line-up had faltered against the bowling of Johnson and Malinga. 

97 all out 

The second lowest score of CSK in IPL is 97 runs, which they recorded in 2022, once again against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai won the toss and elected to field first. Their bowlers were at their absolute best, bowling out CSK’s solid batting line-up for just 97 runs in 16 overs. Daniel Sams picked up three wickets in his four overs while conceding only 16 runs. Riley Meredith and Kumar Kartikeya picked up two wickets each. MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 36 was the only knock that lasted more than 16 balls in CSK’s innings. In reply, Mumbai chased down the target in 14.5 overs. Mukesh Chowdhury picked up three wickets for CSK but that was not enough to defend the low total the side had set. The hosts won the match comfortably by 5 wickets and 31 balls to spare. Daniel Sams was named the Player of the Match for his spell of 3 for 16. 

109 all out

The third lowest total recorded by CSK in the IPL is 109 all out against the Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of the tournament in 2008. The match was played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After winning the toss, CSK decided to bat first. Both openers Parthiv Patel and Stephen Fleming walked back to the dugout without scoring any runs. Albie Morkel’s 42 took the team to a total of 109, which they were unable to defend. For the Royals, Sohail Tanvir was at his absolute best, picking up six wickets in four overs while giving away only 14 runs. The Royals did not have to put in much effort to chase down the target. First wicket partnership of 78 runs between Graeme Smith and Swapnil Asnodkar took them to the total in 14.2 overs, thus winning the match by 8 wickets and 34 balls to spare. The Royals went on to win the title that year, which also remains their only trophy in 16 seasons. 

109 all out 

A decade later, CSK once again scored a paltry total of 109 runs. This match was played against Mumbai Indians at the Chepauk Stadium in 2019. MI won the toss and elected to field. CSK struggled right from the start, losing wickets at regular intervals. Harbhajan Singh, opening the batting, top-scored with 27 runs. However, wickets fell consistently, with only three batsmen reaching double figures. MI’s bowlers, led by Lasith Malinga (4/37) and Hardik Pandya (3/20), kept the pressure on throughout the innings. CSK were eventually bowled out for 109 runs in 17.4 overs. In response, MI chased down the target comfortably in 14.4 overs with Quinton de Kock (38) and Rohit Sharma (24) guiding their team to victory. CSK’s woes did not end here, as they also went on to lose the final of the same season to Mumbai Indians by just one run.

110 for 8

In an IPL 2012 match between Delhi Daredevils and CSK at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi, CSK won the toss and elected to bat first. CSK’s innings got off to a cautious start with Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay opening the batting. However, the partnership was short-lived as Hussey departed early. Subsequent batsmen struggled to build substantial partnerships against DD’s bowling attack. Murali Vijay played a steady knock, scoring 31 runs, but lacked support from the other end. Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel were particularly effective, picking up crucial wickets and maintaining tight lines. Suresh Raina tried to stabilize the innings with a quick-fire 17, but DD continued to chip away at CSK’s batting lineup. Towards the end, MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 25 off 19 balls provided some late impetus, helping CSK reach a below-par total of 110 for 8 in their 20 overs. Despite losing a few quick wickets, DD achieved the target in the 18th over, finishing at 114 for 5. 


In conclusion, while CSK stand tall as one of the most successful franchises in the IPL, boasting five championship titles and the record for the most playoff appearances, their journey has not been without its challenges. The team has encountered several matches where they were bowled out for embarrassingly low totals.

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What is the lowest team total in IPL history?

The lowest team total in IPL history is 49 all out, scored by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders on April 23, 2017, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

What is CSK lowest score in IPL history? 

The lowest team total of CSK in the IPL is 79 all out, achieved against Mumbai Indians on May 5, 2013, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

What is the highest team total in the IPL?

The highest IPL total record belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad, who amassed a massive 287/3 in a single innings against RCB in 2024.



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