Lowest and Highest Score of CSK in IPL

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of the most famous and successful teams in IPL. Know what CSK’s lowest and highest scores in IPL are.

Lowest and Highest Score of CSK in IPL
Dillip Mohanty

Written by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Fact checked by: Umaima Saeed

(Sports Writer)

Last updated: 2024-01-15

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Chennai Super Kings is one of the two most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. With 5 IPL titles to its name, the franchise is the only team besides Mumbai Indians to have won as many titles. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the leader of the pack being appointed the skipper back in 2008. Under his captaincy, the team has seen many highs and lows. Here we will discuss the highest innings score and lowest innings score of CSK in the IPL history.




246/5 vs Rajasthan Royals, 2010

246/5 is the highest score by CSK in IPL while batting first at their home ground at Chepauk in Chennai against Rajasthan Royals. CSK scored a mammoth 246/5 in their 20 overs which was also the highest score in IPL by any team for more than six years before it was overhauled by RCB in 2016. Captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first with openers Murali Vijay and Matthew Hayden adding 62 for the first wicket inside the powerplay. Vijay then added 152 runs for the 3rd wicket with Albie Morkel to take CSK past 200. Morkel scored 62 in 34 balls and Vijay finished with 127 off 56 scripting a famous victory.

Murali Vijay Batting for CSK in IPL.jpeg

240/5 vs Kings Xi Punjab, 2008

In the second match of the history of IPL, Chennai Super Kings smashed 240/5 against Yuvraj Singh-led Kings XI Punjab. CSK captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first with Australian batter Michael Hussey hitting a fine and unbeaten 54-ball 116 and took the side to the total with 8 fours and 9 sixes to his name. Suresh Raina (32 off 13) and S Badrinath (31* off 14) put the finishing touches to the innings. The opposition camp comprised bowlers like Brett Lee, James Hopes, Irfan Pathan, Sreesanth and Piyush Chawla. In response, Kumar Sangakkara and Hopes scored fifties but Punjab remained short of the target by 33 runs.

235/4 vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2023

In the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League in 2023, CSK produced another batting masterclass hitting their third highest total in the tournament. KKR skipper Nitish Rana won the toss and put CSK to bat first, the opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad (35) and Devon Conway (56) added 73 for the first wicket but it was the Ajinkya Rahane show at Eden Gardens as the right-handed batter getting a lifeline in the tournament scored a stroke-filled and entertaining 71 in 29 balls without getting dismissed. He hit 2 fours and 5 maximums with Shivam Dube who scored 50 in 21 balls, helping the team to finish with 235/4.

Ajinkya Rahane batting for CSK IPL.jpeg

226/6 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2023

The RCB skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and put the Super Kings into bat first at Chinnaswamy stadium. Devon Conway scored 83 in 45 deliveries adding 74 with Rahane (37) for the 2nd wicket and then 60 for the 3rd wicket with Dube (52 off 27). The 3 quick innings in the top and middle order helped the side put up a strong total. A total of 17 sixes were hit in the CSK innings. Conway smashed 6 sixes and as many fours with Dube hitting 5 hits out of the park. Moeen Ali helped to finish the innings with an unbeaten cameo of 19 in 9 balls.

223/3 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2013

In 2013 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, CSK were put to bat first after losing the toss and thanks to a wonderful 99 not out from Suresh Raina from 52 balls and opener Michael Hussey’s 67 off 42 balls, put up the mammoth score and won by 77 runs.

223/3 vs Delhi Capitals, 2023

In the 2023 season, CSK equalled another one of their highest scores depositing 223/3 against the Delhi Capitals. Batting first after winning the toss, the successful opening pair of Gaikwad and Conway hammered 141 runs in 14.3 overs with Gaikwad hitting 79 off 50 and Conway 87 off 52. Shivam Dube was promoted at number 3 and hit 22 off 9 balls with Ravindra Jadeja putting the finishing blows with an unbeaten knock of 20 in 7 balls to take CSK to 223/3 in 20 overs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad CSK Batting IPL.jpeg




79 vs Mumbai Indians, 2013

During a league fixture in 2013 played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings slumped to 79 all out which is CSK’s lowest score in IPL history. MI vs CSK is considered a classical clash in the tournament and saw CSK slump to their lowest total of 79 all out. MI won the toss and opted to bat and were restricted to a below-par total of 139/5 which proved too big for CSK as they were bundled for 79 in just 15.2 overs. Michael Hussey top scored with 22 at the top of the order with Ravindra Jadeja (20) and MS Dhoni (10) the only batters to score in double digits. Pragyan Ojha (3/11), Mitchell Johnson (3/27), Lasith Malinga (2/6), Harbhajan Singh (1/13) and Pawan Suyal (1/21) all bowled tidy spells and choked the runs. Johnson picked all his wickets in the powerplay reducing CSK to 32/4 after 6 overs.

97 vs Mumbai Indians, 2022

Against the same opposition at the same stadium in 2022, CSK stumbled yet again for their 2nd double-digit team total in IPL history. Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to bowl first. CSK could score just 32 runs and lost half of their side in the powerplay itself with the top 4 of Gaikwad, Conway, Moeen Ali and Robin Uthappa failing to score into double digits. MS Dhoni remained unbeaten with 36 and was the top scorer. Left-arm seamer Daniel Sams picked up 3 wickets with Kumar Kartikeya (2/22) and Riley Meredith (2/27) finding their names in the wicket column as well. Jasprit Bumrah (1/12) and Ramandeep Singh (1/5) were also economical.

MS Dhoni CSK Batting in IPL.jpeg

109 vs Rajasthan Royals, 2008

In the first-ever IPL season, CSK slumped to 109 in a league contest against the eventual champions Rajasthan Royals. Batting first after Dhoni won the toss, CSK lost 4 wickets for 38 runs in the powerplay with Suresh Raina holding the fort scoring a run-a-ball 27 before becoming the 6th wicket to fall. Albie Morkel top scored with 42 in 33 balls in the lower order pushing the team past 3 figures. S Badrinath (15) and pacer Makhaya Ntini (11) were the other 2 batters to find themselves past double digits. For the Royals, left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir picked up 6/14, the best bowling figures in the history of the tournament for almost 11 years.

109 vs Mumbai Indians, 2019

Another classical rivalry between MI and CSK at Chepauk. The hosts won the toss and sent MI to bat first restricting them to 155/4. Chasing the around-par total, CSK lost Shane Watson in the first over itself which followed a middle-order collapse as 7 batters were dismissed in single-digit figures. CSK couldn’t recover from Lasith Malinga’s 4/37 and were bundled out in 17.4 overs. Murali Vijay was the top scorer with 38 in 35 balls Mitchell Santner took 2 wickets and scored 22 in 20 with Dwayne Bravo hitting 20 in 17 balls. Overall, CSK hit only 3 sixes, equaling the number of sixes Rohit Sharma hit alone in the first innings.

110/8 vs Delhi Daredevils, 2012

In the 2012 season, CSK had a horrible run with the bat in a few games including this encounter against the Delhi Daredevils. DD skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss and elected to bowl first. 3 of the first 4 CSK wickets to fall were run out such was the dismal performance from the side. The innings saw another run out late in the innings making it 4 run-outs in an innings, the 2nd most in an IPL innings. Dwayne Bravo was the top scorer with 22 in 31 balls with the 2nd wicket partnership of 26 runs between Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina being the highest.


Which team holds the record for the lowest team score in IPL?

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) holds the record for the lowest team score (49) in IPL. RCB were bowled out for 49 in 9.4 overs against KKR in 2017 IPL at Eden Gardens.

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Dillip Mohanty

Dillip Mohanty

Dillip has over two decades of experience in creating sports content. As the Sports Editor of SportsBoom, Dillip brings in a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Dillip has worked with leading sports broadcasters and sports web content portals in Asia. He is an adept storyteller and has a special liking for data stories. He has a keen interest in data analysis and uncovering insights from large datasets. He loves to tell the story with rich and compelling data visualisation.

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