Lowest Scores In CPL
Even if the game of Cricket generally favors the batsmen these days, there are always some stunning performances by the bowling lineups of various teams that completely bamboozle the opponents. Good line and length, brilliant field setting, and variations in their approach always put the batsmen in a dilemma whether they should hit the ball or defend it.
There have been several instances where the bowlers have completely put the batmen at bay and did not even let the side reach the three-digit mark. However, sometimes the batting team also lost the plot and served their wickets on a platter to the bowlers. Let us take a look at the games where the teams came out to score some big runs but went back into the pavilion after scoring much less.
Top 5 Lowest Scores In CPL History
Here are the top 5 lowest totals in the history of Caribbean Premier League:
#5 Jamaica Tallawahs 79 vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (2019)
The Tallawahs have two of the five highest scores in the tournament’s history. However, the team also possesses the unwanted record of one of the lowest team totals in 2019. The batting lineup of Tallawahs completely crumbled in a game against Warriors and could only muster 79 runs as a whole. 8 out of eleven players could not even touch the double digits while two of them went back into the dressing room with a golden duck.
Glenn Phillips and Liton Das top-scored with 21 runs each and it was because of them that the team even managed to reach the score of 79.
79 by Jamaica Tallawahs is the fifth lowest score in CPL history.
#4 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 75 vs Jamaica Tallawahs (2016)
Lowest Scores In CPL: While batting second on July 17, 2016, the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots would have never thought in their wildest dreams that their batting performance will make it the most horrifying day in the franchise’s history. The team led by Faf du Plessis did nothing right on that day and succumbed to a monumental defeat.
Patriots were bowled out at the score of 75 and it was Dale Steyn’s epic performance that completely stunned Patriots’ batting lineup. Steyn picked up 2 wickets in 3.5 overs and gave away just 5 runs. The Patriots lost three of their batsmen on zero while four batter scored 1 run each.
Jonathan Carter was the highest scores for Patriots with 23 run while Du Plessis (12), Evin Lewis (17) and Krishmar Santokie (16) made some contributions.
75 by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots is the fourth-lowest total of Caribbean Premier League.
#3 St Lucia Zouks 69 vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (2018)
Zouks embedded their names in the history books on Aug. 22, 2018, after scoring the third-lowest total in the Caribbean Premier League ever. Sheldon Cottrell, Mahmudullah, and Sandeep Lamichhane did not give any chances whatsoever to the batsmen to settle down and score runs freely.
They kept on taking wickets at regular intervals and bundled the Zouks on a score of meager 69. Only two batsmen could manage to breach the 10-run mark in their innings. Cottrell took 3 wickets while Mahmudullah and Lamichhane picked up 2-2 wickets each.
Zouks were bowled out in just 12.3 overs. Meanwhile, Patriots won the game by 7 wickets and reached their target in just 7.4 overs.
#2 Barbados Tridents 59 vs Guyana Amazon Warriors (2017)
Lowest Scores In CPL: What could go wrong when a team consisting of batsmen like Dwayne Smith, Kane Williamson, Eoin Morgan, Kieron Pollard, and Nicholas Pooran comes out to chase a modest total 158? A true lover of the game who knows about all the aforementioned players would say that the team would chase the target in just 15 or 16 overs. However, something opposite happened in 2017.
On August 30, Barbados Tridents were given a target of 158 and as soon as they started the chase, the viewers knew that something historic is going to happen and it did. Tridents were bowled out for just 59 runs and claimed the second spot on the list of lowest totals in the tournament’s history.
Tridents lost the math by 99 runs and in process they also made the second-lowest total of CPL.
#1 Trinbago Knight Riders 52 vs Barbados Tridents (2013)
Lowest Scores In CPL: TKR is the only side to have the highest total and the lowest total in the history of the Caribbean Premier League. TKR which was known as Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in 2013 chose to bat first against Tridents. The game did not go as they would have wanted to as Red Steel was bundled out at just 52 runs, making it the lowest total in the particular T20 league.
None of the batsmen crossed the 15-run mark while 9 out of the 11 players did not reach double digits.
Shakib Al Hasan created history by picking up 6 wickets in his quota of 4 overs and gave away just 6 runs.