Cricket is a game of surprise and dominance. It comes with many unexpected moments, which are hard to believe. The team or player who can handle the pressure well gets to win. So many times, we’ve seen a team score high totals and then dominate the game.On the other hand, in some cases, teams go all-out cheaply. This article is also related to the statistics of the Asia Cup tournament. In this article, we will discuss the lowest totals ever scored by teams in Asia Cup history. There are four totals below the 100-run mark in an innings during the Asia Cup (ODI).
Lowest Totals in Asia Cup (ODI)
|Bangladesh||87||34.2||2||Pakistan||Dhaka||2 Jun 2000|
|Bangladesh||94||35.3||1||Pakistan||Moratuwa||31 Mar 1986|
|Sri Lanka||95||41.0||1||India||Sharjah||8 Apr 1984|
|Bangladesh||99||45.0||1||India||Chattogram||27 Oct 1988|
|Nepal||104||23.4||2||Pakistan||Multan||30 Aug 2023|
|Hong Kong||105||45.2||2||Bangladesh||Colombo (SSC)||16 Jul 2004|
|Bangladesh||111||45.0||2||Pakistan||Chattogram||29 Oct 1988|
|Bangladesh||115||38.2||1||Pakistan||Karachi||4 Jul 2008|
|Hong Kong||116||37.1||1||Pakistan||Dubai (DSC)||16 Sep 2018|
|Sri Lanka||116||33.5||2||Pakistan||Colombo (PSS)||30 Mar 1986|
|Bangladesh||118||45.0||1||Sri Lanka||Dhaka||2 Nov 1988|
3. Sri Lanka (96 all out) vs India in 1984
The third-lowest innings total in ODI Asia Cup history belongs to Sri Lanka. It came in the inaugural season in 1984 in Sharjah. This was the second game of the tournament between India and Sri Lanka. Team India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Their bowlers proved that decision right. Sri Lanka lost their first four wickets for just 26 runs. Then Ranjan Madugalle made 38 runs.
But he was the highest scorer for Sri Lanka. The whole team was dismissed for just 96 runs in 41 overs. Chetan Sharma (3/22) and Madan Lal (3/11) took three wickets each. In reply, both Indian openers took India to win without losing any wicket. Surinder Khanna scored 51 not out, while Ghulam Parkar scored an unbeaten 32. India scored 97/0 and won by ten wickets with 170 balls to spare.
2. Bangladesh (94 all out) vs Pakistan in 1986
The second-lowest Asia Cup total came in the second edition in 1986 in Sri Lanka. This came in the second game of the tournament between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Moratuwa. This was the first ever official cricket match for Bangladesh in history, with all 11 players playing their first match against a strong Pakistani team. Batting first, Bangladesh couldn’t resist the Pakistani bowling attack.
With four ducks in the inning, they were bundled out for 94 runs in 35.3 overs. Wasim Akram took 4/19, while Abdul Qadir took 3/15 in that match. Shaheedur Rahman was the top scorer with 37 runs. Chasing the score, Pakistan had a decent start with Mudassar Nazar (47*) and Mohsin Khan (28). They made 98/3 in 32.1 overs to win the game by seven wickets.
1. Bangladesh (87 all out) vs Pakistan in 2000
The lowest Asia Cup total was also registered by Bangladesh in the 2000 edition. This was recorded in the fourth game of the tournament in Dhaka. After winning the toss, Pakistan chose to bat first. They had brilliant contributions from the middle order. Imran Narir (80) and Mohammad Yousuf (80) scored decent knocks in the middle. Then, Pakistan had an unbeaten 84-run stand for the fourth wicket in just 53 balls.
Inzamam-ul-Haq made an unbeaten 75 off 61 balls, while Shahid Afridi scored 45 not out from 29 balls. Pakistan ended up scoring 320/3 in the first inning. It was a huge total to chase. But Bangladesh failed with the bat as well. The whole team got dismissed for just 87 runs in 34.2 overs. The second-highest run of 22 came in extra. Pakistan won that game by 233 runs, which was the biggest ODI win margin at the time.