Sri Lanka is going through a transition period after the retirement of its stars from international cricket. But Sri Lanka has always produced some of the most incredible performances over the years in One-Day internationals. They also won the ODI World Cup in 1996. Apart from winning the world title, they have also ended as runners-up in the 2007 and 2011 World Cups.
But as everyone says, if you have good days, you will also face some bad days. So there are times when Sri Lankan teams have failed miserably as well. So in this article, we will cover the lowest totals made by Sri Lanka in ODI cricket.
List of Lowest Score of Sri Lanka in ODI Cricket
|43||20.1||2||South Africa||Paarl||11 Jan 2012|
|50||15.2||1||India||Colombo||17 Sep 2023|
|55||28.3||2||West Indies||Sharjah||3 Dec 1986|
|67||24.0||1||England||Manchester||28 May 2014|
|73||22||2||India||Thiruvananthapuram||15 Jan 2023|
|78||16.5||2||Pakistan||Sharjah||17 Apr 2002|
|86||37.2||1||West Indies||Manchester||7 Jun 1975|
|91||35.5||2||Australia||Adelaide||28 Jan 1985|
|96||41.0||1||India||Sharjah||8 Apr 1984|
|96||24.4||2||India||Port of Spain||9 Jul 2013|
|98||39.0||2||India||Sharjah||9 Nov 1998|
|98||34.0||2||South Africa||Colombo (RPS)||2 Sep 1993|
4. Sri Lanka all out for 67 runs against England at Manchester
As an Asian team, it is always difficult to perform in the seaming conditions. Sri Lanka also had a bad day against England in the 3rd ODI of their tour. After winning the toss, the English team chose to bowl first on the seaming pitch. And that was how the English pacers performed. Sri Lanka got all out for just 67 runs in 24 overs.
The highest scorer for them was Kumar Sangakkara, who made 13 runs. Chris Jordan picked up five wickets for 29 runs. Chasing this small target, both English openers completed the formalities on their own. England chased down the target in just 12.1 overs without losing the ticket. They won the match with 10 wickets and 227 balls to spare. Alastair Cook made 30* runs and Ian Bell scored 41*.
3. Sri Lanka all out for 55 runs against West Indies at Sharjah
In the 5th match of the Champions Trophy in 1986, Sri Lanka took on West Indies at Sharjah. After winning the toss, Sri Lanka decided to bowl first. The West Indian openers gave their team a great start and added 132 runs for the first wicket. The West Indies scored 248/5 runs on the board thanks to a strong opening partnership.
Richie Richardson scored 109 runs while his opening partner, Gordon Greenidge, made 67 runs. It was a difficult target against the strong West Indian bowling lineup. And that is how it turned out to be. Sri Lanka never looked comfortable and got all out for just 55 runs. Courtney Walsh was incredible with the ball. He picked up five wickets and gave just one run in his spell. As a result, Sri Lanka lost that match by 193 runs.
2. Sri Lanka all out 50 runs against India in Asia Cup Final
Sri Lankan team got all out at just 50 runs in the final match of Asia cup 2023. Mohammad Siraj bowled a deadly spell in the ODI history. At one time Sri Lanka was 6 wickets down at just 12 runs in which Siraj took 5 wickets.
1. Sri Lanka all out for 43 runs against South Africa (Fifth lowest overall in ODI cricket)
The lowest total for Sri Lanka came against South Africa in a day-night match at Paarl. The Proteas won the toss, and chose to bat first. South Africa lost Greame Smith early, but after that, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis added 144 runs for the second wicket. Amla made 112 runs, and Kallis (72) and AB de Villiers (52) made half-centuries each.
South Africa posted a big total of 301/8 in their 50 overs. Notably, Lasith Malinga took five wickets in that game. Chasing the target, both Sri Lankan openers got out for ducks. They lost their five wickets for just nine runs. In the end, Sri Lanka got all out for the fifth lowest ever ODI score of 43 runs in 20.1 overs and lost the match by a massive margin of 258 runs.