The Men in Blue are one of the top teams when it comes to 50-over games. They are the most favorite team when it comes to the ICC tournament for 50-over. In 1974, India played their first ever ODI match against England at Headingley, Leeds. And since then, they have become a dominant force in the history of the game.
But with such a long history, it is normal that they have also failed sometimes and have had some unwanted records in their history. In the course of their history, the Indian team has been dismissed eight times under 100 runs. So in this article, we will discuss the lowest score of India in ODI cricket.
List of Lowest Score of India in ODI Cricket
|54||26.3||2||Sri Lanka||Sharjah||29 Oct 2000|
|63||25.5||1||Australia||Sydney||8 Jan 1981|
|78||24.1||2||Sri Lanka||Kanpur||24 Dec 1986|
|79||34.2||1||Pakistan||Sialkot||13 Oct 1978|
|88||29.3||2||New Zealand||Dambulla||10 Aug 2010|
|91||29.1||2||South Africa||Durban||22 Nov 2006|
|92||30.6||1||New Zealand||Hamilton||31 Jan 2019|
|100||36.3||1||Australia||Sydney||14 Jan 2000|
|100||28.3||2||West Indies||Ahmedabad||16 Nov 1993|
|103||33.4||1||Sri Lanka||Dambulla||22 Aug 2010|
3. India all out at 78 against Sri Lanka at Kanpur
It was the first match of the five-match series between India and Sri Lanka in Kanpur on December 24th, 1986. After winning the toss, India opted to bowl first and, in fact, did a really good job with the ball. The match was reduced to 46 overs and Sri Lanka only managed 195/8. Maninder Singh picked up three, and Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma bagged two wickets each.
Chasing the target, India had a bad start and they couldn’t recover from the lose of early wickets. The Sri Lanka bowlers bowled really well. As a result, India was bowled out for 78 runs and lost the match by 117 runs. Arjuna Ranatunga picked up 4/14 and won the “Man of the Match” award.
2. India all out for 63 runs against Australia in Sydney
It was the 9th match of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup between India and Australia at the SCG. After winning the toss, the Men in Yellow chose to bowl first and proved the decision right. India had a horrible day on the field and they registered one of the lowest scores. They got all out for 63 runs.
India lost their last six wickets for 13 runs. Chasing the target, Australia did the work in 21 overs and won the match by nine wickets and 174 balls. Greg Chappell, who picked up five wickets for 5/15 and scored 33* runs, won the “Man of the Match” award.
1. India all out for 54 runs against Sri Lanka (their lowest in ODI cricket)
The lowest total came in the final of the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy between India and Sri Lanka at Sharjah. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka chose to bat first and had a great start. Sanath Jayasuriya registered his highest ever ODI score and Sri Lanka made 299/5 in 50 overs. The left-hander made 189 runs off 161 balls, including 21 fours and four sixes.
Chasing the target, the Indian plans went horribly wrong. They also faced two defeats at the hands of Sri Lanka in this tournament and lost the final as well. But this was a humiliating loss for the Men in Blue. India got all out for 54 runs and lost the match by 245 runs.