Gone with the wind: Shortest all-out innings

The Indian Premier League is one of the most entertaining T20 competitions in the world as the world’s top cricketers grace the tournament with their stupendous performances. T20 cricket is generally considered a batter’s dominant game where bowlers are smacked ruthlessly all around the ground.

However, there have been several occasions in the IPL where bowlers have turned the tables and left the entire batting unit helpless in front of them making them fall like a house of cards. On that note, let’s take a look at the top three shortest all-out innings in the history of IPL:

3. DC 66 all out (13.4 overs) vs MI, Delhi, IPL 2017

During Match 45 of IPL 2017, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) were set a massive target of 213 to win. However, during their chase, they were undone by some top-notch bowling by MI as Harbhajan Singh (3/22) and Karn Sharma (3/11). As a result, Mumbai bundled out Delhi on 66 in just 13.4 overs and won the match by a margin of 146 runs.

2. RR 59 all out (10.3 overs) vs RCB, Jaipur, IPL 2023

During Match 60 of IPL 2023, RCB posted a good total of 171/5 batting first in Jaipur. RR were favourites to win the match having a famed batting lineup with the likes of in-form Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson in their team. However, much to everyone’s surprise they faltered against a brilliant collective effort from RCB’s bowlers, bundling out for 59 in 10.3 overs. Wayne Parnell was the pick of the bowlers for RCB as he picked up 3/10 in his three-over spell and was deservedly awarded Player of the Match.

1. RCB 49 all-out (9.4 overs) vs KKR, Eden Gardens, IPL 2017

During Match 27 of IPL 2017, RCB were celebrating after dismissing KKR for just 131 in 19.3 overs. However, they were unaware of the storm that was about to hit them in the second innings. The Virat Kohli-led side got bundled out for just 49 in 9.4 overs and registered the lowest team total in the history of IPL. Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/21), Chris Woakes (3/6) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) picked up three wickets each for KKR and set up a massive 82-run win for their side.