Lowest Team Score in ODI

By Hitesh Jain on Apr 16, 2021

Since starting, cricket has been ruled over by the batsmen and so it is called the batsmen game but there are some instances where bowlers got the chance to dominate batsmen. There are some ODI matches where the pitch or any other condition helped bowlers and they bowled out the opposition at their lowest total. There are 9 instances when a team could not even touch the 50 runs mark in the past record of ODI. Teams like Zimbabwe, U.S.A., Canada, Pakistan, India, and many more have bowled out at low total. In the history of ODI, Zimbabwe was bowled out by Sri Lanka at the lowest team score of 35 runs in ODI in just 18 overs at Harare on 25 Apr 2004. Chaminda Vaas took 4 wickets, Farveez Maharoof and Dilhara Fernando took 3 & 2 wickets in that match. The highest run scored in that match was 7 by Dion Ebrahim.

The 2nd lowest total is again 35 runs when the USA was bowled out by Nepal at Kirtipur on 12 Feb 2020. Sandeep Lamichhane took 6 wickets of the USA in that match and demolished the entire squad at the lowest team score of 35 runs.

The 3rd lowest team score is 36 runs when Canada was demolished very badly by Sri Lanka and bowled out at 36 runs in just 18.4 overs at Paarl on 19 Feb 2003.

The 4th lowest total is 38 runs in 15.4 overs scored by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka at Colombo (SSC) on 8 Dec 2001. Chaminda Vaas was superb with the ball and played a major role in collapsing the Zimbabwe squad at 38 runs, he took 8 wickets of Zimbabwe in that match.

The 5th lowest team score is 43 runs scored by Sri Lanka against South Africa in the 2nd inning at Paarl on 11 Jan 2012. South Africa had put a total of 301/8 on the scoreboard due to Hashim Amla’s century, AB de Villiers’s 52 runs. Sri Lanka got a challenging target of 302 and needed a good start but everything was changed when South Africa took the ball in hand to open the attack. They tore down the entire Sri Lanka team at the lowest total of 43 runs only. The Lanka’s 4 players were dismissed for 0 runs in that match.

Lowest Team Score in ODI (List)

Here is a list of the Lowest Team Score in One Day International

Team

Score

Against

Venue

Date

Zimbabwe

35

Sri Lanka

Harare

25 Apr 2004

U.S.A

35

Nepal

Kirtipur

12 Feb 2020

Canada

36

Sri Lanka

Paarl

19 Feb 2003

Zimbabwe

38

Sri Lanka

Colombo (SSC)

8 Dec 2001

Sri Lanka

43

South Africa

Paarl

11 Jan 2012

Pakistan

43

West Indies

Cape Town

25 Feb 1993

Zimbabwe

44

Bangladesh

Chattogram

3 Nov 2009

Canada

45

England

Manchester

13 Jun 1979

Namibia

45

Australia

Potchefstroom

27 Feb 2003

India

54

Sri Lanka

Sharjah

29 Oct 2000

West Indies

54

South Africa

Cape Town

25 Jan 2004

For New Zealand, the lowest team score is 64 against Pakistan at Sharjah on 15 Apr 1986. South Africa struck its lowest total of 69 runs against Australia at Sydney on 14 Dec 1993. The lowest total of the Australian team is 70 runs against New Zealand at Adelaide on 27 Jan 1986. England was bowled out at 86 runs in the history of ODI against Australia in NatWest Series in 2001.
 

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