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Indian Premier League: 7 Most Embarrassing IPL Records

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is in its eighth season and we have already seen plenty of T20 records been created. Here, we look at 7 most embarrassing records in the history of IPL.

1) Most Runs Conceded By a Bowler 

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Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Ishant Sharma  conceded 66 runs in his 4 overs against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2013 edition. This spell by Ishant is not only the worst in IPL history, but it also features in the top ten most expensive bowling spells in T20 history. Ishant just bowled 3 dot balls in his spell and conceded 6 fours and 5 sixes.


2) Worst Economy Rate In a Single Innings 

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Australia’s opening batsman Aaron Finch is known for his explosive style of batting, but he holds the record for the worst economy rate in a single innings, in IPL history. Finch, playing for Pune Warriors India, conceded 28 runs in the only over he bowled in the innings. Chris Gayle hit four sixes and a four to make it 29 runs off Finch’s first and only over of the innings.


3) Most Expensive Over 

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Kochi Tuskeres Kerala’s Prasanth Parameswar conceded 37 in a single over against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB’s swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle plundered 37 runs from Parameswaran’s first over of the match. Four sixes, three fours and a no ball made Parameswar’s over the most expensive over in the history of IPL.


4) Worst Strike Rate In a Single Innings (10 balls or more)

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Graeme Smith, playing for Rajasthan Royals, scored 2 runs off 11 balls against RCB in the first match of the 2009 edition. Smith’s strike rate was 18.18 and it is the slowest innings (minimum 10 balls) till date in the history of IPL.


5) Most Consecutive Ducks 

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Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is one of leading run-scorers in IPL cricket. But in the 2014 edition of the IPL, Gambhir  got off to the worst possible start as he got out for a duck in the opening game against Mumbai Indians. And that run continued against Delhi and Bangalore as he made it three consecutive ducks in the tournament.


6) Most Ducks In IPL Cricket

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Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir have all been dismissed for a duck 10 times. But, Manish Pandey has played the least number of matches (69) while playing for the most number of teams (4), out of these four.


7) Lowest Team Total 

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Rajasthan Royals were bundled out for just 58 runs in 15.1 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second edition of the IPL which was held in South Africa. Chasing a total of 133 runs, the defending champions managed to score just 58 runs and this is the lowest team total in the history of IPL.

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