India Lowest Score in T20

As batsmen, teams have very little time to adjust from a terrible start in a format like Twenty20 Internationals. High possibilities exist that the team will eventually wind up with a very low score after 20 overs if there is an initial failure in the batting line-up. As a result of the fact that the team must also control the run rate, the batters are forced to make difficult decisions. It has happened to the Indian squad, too, when their batsmen have failed to deliver good results in T20Is.

For example, Shikhar Dhawan's choice to bat first after winning the toss in the third T20 of India's tour to Sri Lanka in Colombo flopped to an incredible level. India's batting order, probably their worst in T20Is, struggled to get going at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka limited them to 81/8 in 20 overs, their 3rd total in T20s. 

On the other hand, four of India's five specialist batsmen were removed for single-digit scores, including two ducks in an innings in which they hit as few as four boundaries each. India's lowest T20 score is 74/10 in 17.3 overs against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

India Lowest Score in T20 List

Score

Overs

Opposition

Ground 

Date

74

17.3

Australia

Melbourne

1 Feb 2008

79

18.1

New Zealand

Nagpur

15 Mar 2016

81

20

Sri Lanka

Colombo

29 Jul 2021

92

17.2

South Africa

Cuttack

5 Oct 2015

101

18.5

Sri Lanka

Pune

9 Feb 2016

 

Here are the Five India's Lowest Score in T20

74 vs Australia, 2008

During Australia's 2008 India visit, there was just one T20I played. They scored only 74 runs in their first innings and were out in 17.3 overs. Three wickets were taken by Nathan Bracken for 11 runs. In only 11.2 overs, Australia triumphed by nine wickets. Home side Adam Gilchrist and Michael Clarke both scored well.

79 vs New Zealand, 2016

This was India's opening match at the 2016 T20 World Cup. Corey Anderson top-scored for the Kiwis with a score of 126/7. (34 off 42). To achieve this goal, the Indian batting line-up was unable to score any runs. Only 79 runs were scored by the hosts in 18.1 overs. Mithcell Santner took 4 wickets for 11 runs in a brilliant performance.

81/8 vs Sri Lanka, 2021

In 2021, India faced Sri Lanka in the third T20 with a weakened team. Unfortunately, the Indian batters failed badly, as the squad scored only 81 runs. Only five hitters were on the field, and their combined output was only 29 runs.

Wanindu Hasaranga starred for Sri Lanka with his bowling, capturing 4 wickets for only 9 runs in his 4 overs to help his team to victory. Shikhar Dhawan and Sanju Samson both failed to score throughout the game.

92 vs South Africa, 2015

It was a bad day for India's batsmen in the second T20 of the 2015 South Africa visit of India. In 17.2 overs, the Indian side was bowled out for 92 runs. Both Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina contributed to the Indian’s total of 22 runs, while Albie Morkel took three wickets for 12 runs. With a margin of victory of six wickets, the SA squad won this game with ease. JP Duminy scored 30 runs off 39 balls to help them reach their goal with 17 balls to remain.

101 vs Sri Lanka, 2016

During Sri Lanka's 2016 visit to India, the Indian side was eliminated for just 101 runs in the opening T20I. Suresh Raina hit 20 runs off 20 balls to lead the hosts in scoring.

Lanka's Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanaka each took three wickets each.

Defending this goal, the SL won by five wickets. Twelve balls remained in the game, allowing them to win. Kasun Rajitha was named player of the match for his outstanding bowling performance in this game.

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2 England Lowest Score in T20
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4 Pakistan Lowest Score in T20
5 Australia Lowest Score in T20
6 South Africa Lowest Score in T20
7 Sri Lanka Lowest Score in T20
8 India Lowest Score in T20
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