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Royally floored - Superstars wiped out for lowest score in IPL history

Cricket superstars Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Source:AFP
Cricket superstars Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Source:AFP

CRICKET: It just doesn't seem possible.

A cricket team boasting the talents of superstars Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers has collapsed for just 49 runs to set an embarrassing new record in the Indian Premier League.

Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore were wiped out for the lowest total in IPL history when Aussie Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-21) helped the Kolkata Knight Riders to inflict the most shocking capitulation ever seen in the world's richest cricket competition.

The numbers are staggering.

Chasing a low total of 132 to win, Bangalore was dismissed in just 58 deliveries with the last six wickets falling in the space of just 21 balls.

Not one Bangalore batsman reached double figures, with No. 5 batsman Kedhar Jadhav top scored with nine.

Kohli fell for a golden duck on the third ball of Bangalore's innings and it sparked a slaughter.

Gayle managed seven and de Villiers managed eight.

The IPL had never seen a scorecard this pathetic - until now.

The Rajasthan Royals previously held the record of the lowest total in the IPL when they scored 58 against Bangalore in 2009.


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