Sunrisers Hyderabad team failed miserably in their very first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Be it bowling, fielding or batting. The Hyderabad team was seen eating all four. This was the reason why Sunrisers Hyderabad had their worst powerplay performance in the history of IPL. Not only this, this is the worst performance of any team in the history of IPL. Earlier this embarrassing record was registered in the name of Rajasthan Royals.
In fact, Sunrisers Hyderabad, chasing a target of 211 runs against Rajasthan Royals at the MCA Stadium in Pune, scored 14 runs in 6 overs powerplay and lost 3 wickets. For the first time in the history of IPL, any team has performed so poorly. Earlier in 2009, Rajasthan Royals had scored 14 runs in 6 overs. However, Rajasthan team lost only 2 wickets against RCB, but in this match Sunrisers Hyderabad lost 3 wickets for 14 runs.
The three wickets of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s team that fell in the powerplay included the wickets of captain Kane Williamson, number three batsman Rahul Tripathi and number four batsman Nicholas Pooran. Williamson was dismissed for 2 runs, while Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran could not even open the account. Two wickets were taken by Krishna famous for Rajasthan, while 1 wicket went to Trent Boult’s account.
Lowest Powerplay totals in IPL
14/3 SRH vs RR Pune 2022
14/2 RR vs RCB Cape Town 2009
15/2 CSK vs KKR Kolkata 2011
16/1 CSK vs DC Raipur 2015
16/1 CSK vs RCB Chennai 2019