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10. 83 all out in 17.3 overs, Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2013

Result: Lost by 86 runs

Daredevils had got off to a disastrous start to their season with five defeats from their first five games, and Super Kings themselves were coming off a shock defeat to Pune Warriors in their previous fixture. After Michael Hussey and MS Dhoni took them to a "competitive" 169, as Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene had predicted at the toss, Mohit Sharma ran through the Daredevils top-order, before the spinners sewed up the win to consign their opponents to their sixth successive defeat.

9. 82 all out in 15.1 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2008

Result : Lost by 140 runs

While the first-ever IPL game is now remembered for Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 158, Knight Riders' bowlers ensured they set a few records of their own, while getting the job done. The Royal Challengers top order, referred to in the tournament's build-up as a Test match batting order playing in a T20 tournament, was quickly reduced to 24 for 4 by Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma and Ajit Agarkar. Captain Sourav Ganguly then polished off the lower order to inflict a 140-run defeat, which remains the second-highest in the tournament's history.

8. 82 all out in 18.3 overs, Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2010

Result : Lost by 9 wickets

A year after their defeat in the IPL final, Royal Challengers partly made up for it by inflicting a humiliating defeat on Adam Gilchrist's Chargers in the third place play-off. Having lost the toss, captain Anil Kumble opened the bowling, dismissing Gilchrist off the fourth ball, ending his poor season with the bat. He then came back to pick up three more wickets across two further spells, as Chargers never ended up recovering from those early blows. Royal Challengers qualified for that season's Champions League T20 as a result.

7. 81 all out in 15.2 overs, Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011

Result : Lost by 8 wickets

It was a night when L Balaji rolled back the years, bowling jaffas which brought back memories of that Pakistan tour. Returning from a career-threatening back injury, he took out Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane and Ashok Menaria. In partnership with Brett Lee and Shakib al Hasan, his spell skittled out Royals for 81, a total Knight Riders' new-look top order found all too easy to chase down.

6. 80 all out in 19.1 overs, Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2013

Result : Lost by 6 wickets

Sunrisers had won all their five games before this fixture, and came up against a side on life support after a string of defeats. A top-order featuring Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene and David Warner got blown away by their in-form bowling attack, as Dale Steyn and co. went about knocking wickets off every few balls. By the time Daredevils recovered from early wickets, it was too late in the day, and a late-innings rearguard never came to pass.

5. 79 all out in 15.2 overs, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2013

Result : Lost by 60 runs

Of the IPL's 50 lowest totals, Super Kings have been the bowling side 8 times, and on the receiving end just twice. In other words, they are a side that did not collapse too often throughout their time in the tournament. On this occasion though, it was that man Mitchell Johnson picking up three wickets in an over, after having three successive chances dropped by Kieron Pollard fielding at point. Every other ball in his opening burst deserved a wicket, and by the end of it, Super Kings had sunk to a point of no return.

4. 74 all out in 16.3 overs, Kochi Tuskers Kerala v Deccan Chargers, IPL 2011

Result : Lost by 55 runs

Seven Kochi batsmen were dismissed for a duck, and if not for Thisara Perera and Ravindra Jadeja stitching together a stand of some note, things would have further embarrassing for the home side. Ishant Sharma bowled what is arguably his best IPL spell, and in Dale Steyn's company, produced combined figures that read 6.3-1-28-8. A tight chase of 130 was rendered match-winning by a massive margin.

3. 70 all out in 15 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2014

Result : Lost by 8 wickets

After losing a toss where he said he would also have chosen to bat first, Virat Kohli and his side were reduced to 5 for 4 within the first 14 balls of their innings. Missing Chris Gayle, four of Royal Challengers' batsmen were dismissed for a duck, apart from four others who could not get to double figures. Eventually, it was a wonder they crossed the IPL's lowest total, thanks to Mitchell Starc and Ravi Rampaul putting together a mini-rearguard of sorts towards the end.

2. 67 all out in 15.2 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2008

Result : Lost by 8 wickets

On a seamer-friendly track at the Wankhede stadium, none of the Knight Riders batsmen could put up a front against Shaun Pollock's outstanding spell of seam-bowling. Mumbai then went about setting a record for the biggest T20 win in terms of balls to spare, a feat eclipsed only twice since.

1.58 all out in 15.1 overs, Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2009

Result : Lost by 75 runs

On a slow Cape Town wicket, Anil Kumble sparked a lower order collapse, as Royals lost their last 5 wickets for 11 runs. Each one of them fell to Kumble, who recorded his only five-wicket haul in T20s with his famed mix of flighted leg-spinners and the odd flatter one that hurried batsmen for time.