New Zealand Lowest Score in T20

By Hitesh Jain on Aug 27, 2021

For New Zealand, the overall victory percentage is 53.19 out of 145 T20I games played as of April 20, 2021. They have won 71 games, lost 62 with 8 ties, and 4 had no results. NZ has got a 100% winning percentage against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The Kiwis have played 16 T20I matches with India till August 2021 and won 6 matches with a winning percentage of 56.25. New Zealand’s lowest winning percentage is 26.67 against South Africa, where they achieved only 4 wins out of 15 matches.

New Zealand Lowest Score in T20

Here are the details of the lowest team total of New Zealand in T20I:

60 Vs Sri Lanka – 2014

New Zealand Cricket Team LogoThe 1st lowest team total of New Zealand is 60 runs against Sri Lanka at Chattogram on 31 Mar 2014. After seeing his teammates struggle, Rangana Herath delivered a stunning Twenty20 performance, picking up five wickets for three runs as Sri Lanka held NZ to 119. While Kane Williamson struck well, getting 42 out of 43 balls - the game's highest score – his efforts were in vain. New Zealand batsmen could not stay longer against Herath and bowled out at 60 in 19.2 overs.

60 vs Bangladesh, 2021

The 2nd lowest total of NZ is again 60 runs which was made recently while touring Bangladesh on Sept 1, 2021. New Zealand team got all out in just 16.5 overs. Only two players scored double digit i.e. 18 each. Bangladesh chase down this target easily in just 15 over. Shakib al Hasan got player of the match award.

80 Vs Pakistan – 2010

The 3rd lowest team total of New Zealand is 80 runs against Pakistan at Christchurch on 30 Dec 2010. Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss and gave a challenging target of 184 runs to New Zealand. Ahmed Shehzad struck a stunning half-century that helped to build the first wicket partnership of 81 runs. New Zealand batsmen on the other hand could not afford the Pakistani bowlers and were bowled out at 80 in 15.5 overs only. No one except Scott Styris crossed the 10 runs marks in the batting lineup.

81 Vs Sri Lanka – 2010

The 4th lowest team total of Sri Lanka in T20I is 81 runs against Sri Lanka at Lauderhill on 23 May 2010. Nuwan Kulasekara took three wickets in his first over, destroying New Zealand's batsmen with the right lengths and lines on the slow and low pitch that the USA has provided. Even if only Daniel Vettori and Nathan McCullum scored more than ten runs for New Zealand, 81 was never going to be enough to challenge Sri Lanka on this wicket. Kulasekara's opening two overs - three wickets in the first and no runs in the second - were vital in the victory.

86 Vs South Africa – 2012

With so much relying on new skipper Brendon McCullum, a weak batting order was always going to suffer. New Zealand was stopped at another low of 86 runs at Durban on 21 Dec 2012. South Africa, with a new captain and mentor, appeared to be in good shape. Ross Taylor's absence was evident, and Martin Guptill was also kept out of the match due to a viral illness. For whatever reason, the batsmen were anxious to utilize the Powerplay, and they paid the price for their reckless approach. To at least get them over the 80 marks, Doug Bracewell made an undefeated 21 at number nine.

88 Vs Sri Lanka – 2019

The 7th lowest team total of New Zealand in T20I is 88 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on 6 Sep 2019. Sri Lanka gave a target of 126 runs which was looking so easy for Kiwis. It nearly looked like a sure thing that New Zealand would accomplish a whitewash as they started their innings. Sri Lanka had struggled with the bat on a sluggish, shifting surface. Malinga, on the other hand, turned his team's hitting problems, as well as the pitch itself, meaningless. An incredible 5 for 6 performance by Malinga unsettles the New Zealanders. Malinga’s hat trick helped Lanka to stop Kiwis at 88 runs and achieved a victory by 37 runs.

Lowest Team total of New Zealand in T20

Here is a list of the lowest team total of New Zealand in T20I

Score

Overs

Against

Venue

Date

60

15.3

Sri Lanka

Chattogram

31 Mar 2014

60 16.5 Bangladesh Dhaka 01 Sept 2021

80

15.5

Pakistan

Christchurch

30 Dec 2010

81

17.3

Sri Lanka

Lauderhill

23 May 2010

86

18.2

South Africa

Durban

21 Dec 2012

88

16

Sri Lanka

Pallekele

6 Sep 2019

99

18.3

Pakistan

The Oval

13 Jun 2009

106

18.5

Australia

Wellington

5 Mar 2021

107

14.5

South Africa

Auckland

17 Feb 2017

110

17

Sri Lanka

Nottingham

16 Jun 2009

112

18.3

Pakistan

Dubai (DSC)

12 Nov 2009

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