A Comprehensive List of the Lowest Innings Totals in Pakistan Super League

Know which team scored the lowest total in PSL history. Also, get the top 10 teams with the lowest innings score in the Pakistan Super League.

A Comprehensive List of the Lowest Innings Totals in Pakistan Super League
Subhayan Dutta

Written by: Subhayan Dutta

(Sports Writer)

Fact checked by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Last updated: 2024-02-07

5 minutes read

Two-time champions Lahore Qalandars might be one of the most successful teams in the Pakistan Super League. Still, they are also the team to have scored the lowest total in PSL history with a tally of just 59 runs against Peshawar Zalmi.

Interestingly, Lahore Qalandars feature as many as five times in the list of top 10 teams to have scored the lowest totals in the Pakistan Super League. They are followed by Quetta Gladiators with three appearances on this list of unwanted records.

Lowest Score in PSL history

Top 10 list

TeamLowest ScoreOversOppositionVenueMatch Date
Lahore Qalandars5910.2v Peshawar ZalmiDubai12 Feb 2017
Quetta Gladiators7312.1v Multan SultansAbu Dhabi16 Jun 2021
Lahore Qalandars7614.3v Multan SultansLahore15 Mar 2023
Lahore Qalandars7815.1v Peshawar ZalmiDubai17 Feb 2019
Islamabad United8215.2v Karachi KingsSharjah1 Mar 2017
Lahore Qalandars8915.1v Multan SultansAbu Dhabi18 Jun 2021
Quetta Gladiators9016.3v Peshawar ZalmiLahore5 Mar 2017
Islamabad United9013.5v Lahore QalandarsLahore27 Feb 2023
Quetta Gladiators98/920v Lahore QalandarsLahore7 Mar 2020
Lahore Qalandars10017.2v Peshawar ZalmiSharjah3 Mar 2018
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Lahore Qalandars | 59 vs Peshawar Zalmi

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The moniker of scoring the lowest total in PSL rests with Lahore Qalandars when they were wrapped up for just 59 runs in 10.2 overs against Peshawar Zalmi, in PSL 2017 edition. Having lost Jason Roy and then skipper Brendon McCullum for just nine runs, it was all damage control for the middle-order batters, but barring Fakhar Zaman (33) and Mohammad Rizwan (11), no one could rise to the occasion. The pick of the bowlers for Zalmi was Hasan Ali, who spearheaded the attack with figures of 3/23 followed by Chris Jordan (2/8). The Dubai venue was not batting-friendly as Zalmi also lost quick wickets and could chase a total of 60 in 17 overs after losing seven wickets.

Quetta Gladiators | 73 vs Multan Sultans

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In one of the most one-sided T20 matches, Quetta Gladiators had lost to Multan Sultans by a mammoth 110 runs in PSL 2021. Batting first, the Sultans started strong riding on a 72-run stand between Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan, before Johnson Charles’ quick 47 consolidated on the aggressive run rate. Multan set a competitive target of 184 runs against an in-transition Gladiators side. However, Quetta never really managed to be in the game their highest score was 19, tallied by Jack Weatherald. Imran Tahir (3) and Imran Khan (2) ran through the Quetta batting order to restrict them to just 73 runs in 12.1 overs.

Lahore Qalandars | 76 vs Multan Sultans

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The run of proceedings wasn’t very different in Multan’s big win against the Qalandars in PSL 2023 as well. Batting first, the Sultans posted a target of 161, thanks to Kieron Pollard's blistering 57-run knock, which had six sixes. However, the Qalandars were all out for just 76 runs while chasing the target as Sheldon Cottrell (3) and Usama Mir (2) were the top performers for the Sultans with the ball. The Lahore side couldn’t continue for 15 overs and scored at a low run rate of 5.24 to lose the match by 84 runs.

Lahore Qalandars | 78 vs Peshawar Zalmi

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A repeat of the fixture between Lahore and Peshawar in 2017 fetched a similar result two years later in 2019, and Hasan Ali was the wrecker-in-chief for Peshawar yet again as his four-wicket haul almost halted Lahore’s batsmen. He was complimented by Wahab Riaz (3 wickets) and Ibtisam Sheikh (2 wickets). The highest scorer for Lahore was Anton Devcich (18 runs) as the likes of Fakhar Zaman (6 runs), AB de Villiers (14 runs), and Brendan Taylor (1 run) all failed terribly. However, unlike the last instance, where Peshawar struggled to cross the rope, Umar Amin’s 61-run knock assured it was a smooth sail this time. Zalmi won with five overs to spare.

Islamabad United | 82 vs Karachi Kings

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Yet another low-scoring affair took place between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings in the PSL 2017 second qualifying final. Batting first, Karachi Kings started slow with the likes of Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik all failing to go big. The pick of the bowlers for Islamabad United was Rumman Raees, whose four-wicket haul checked Karachi batsmen to a large extent. He was further supported by Mohammad Sami and Shane Watson both of whom took two wickets each. Chasing a target of 127 runs wasn’t expected to be difficult for Islamabad, but three-wicket hauls by Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim and Usama Mir meant, IU was restricted to just 82 runs in 15.2 overs. Only two players, Asid Ali (39 runs) and captain Misbah-ul-Haq (13), managed to reach double figures as Islamabad scored at a lowly run rate of 5.34. 

FAQs

Which team has lost the most matches in PSL?

Since the inception of the Pakistan Super League, Karachi Kings have jointly lost the most matches in PSL (49 matches). They are followed by Lahore Qalandars (43).

Which team scored the highest score in PSL history?

Multan Sultans have scored the most runs in an innings in PSL, posting 262 runs against Quetta Gladiators in 2023. Interestingly, they managed to win the match by only 9 runs as the Gladiators ended their innings at 253/8.

What is the biggest defeat in PSL history?

The biggest loss in PSL history was inflicted on Islamabad United by Lahore Qalandars. The Qalandars handed the two-time winners of the Pakistan Super League a 119-run setback as Fakhar Zaman struck a century while Rashid Khan destroyed Islamabad United's batting lineup with figures of 4/21.

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Subhayan Dutta

Subhayan Dutta

An M.A. in English Literature, Subhayan is an experienced journalist and sports writer. Having worked as a journalist at Hindustan Times, Subhayan covered diverse beats including sports, education, and health, showcasing his versatility and in-depth understanding of various subjects.

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