ODI WorldCup 2023Lowest Team Total in ODI World Cup History

Lowest Team Total in ODI World Cup History

Every four years, the Cricket World Cup brings together the best teams from around the world, all competing for their place in the final of the WC. Some teams perform well enough to make it to the next round, while others have trouble making it in the very first round.

Every team in the ODI Cricket World Cup tries to set the highest possible score in each game. However, the lowest team total in ODI World Cup can come from poor batting or some of the best bowling from the other team. This can occur not only in lower-ranked team matches but also in high-ranked team matches. 

Classic bowling from the top bowlers always results in the lowest team total in an innings. Any best fast or spin bowler can change the scenario of the match within a few moments by taking consistent wickets. As a result, the lowest score in an ODI inning is primarily due to batters’ faults exploited by excellent bowlers. This job is sometimes done by spin bowlers and sometimes by fast bowlers.

This record of scoring the lowest total in a match is very common among low-ranked teams. Canada holds the record for scoring the lowest team total in an ODI of scoring 36 runs in an inning of World Cup history. Namibia, Bangladesh, and Scotland are the other teams that have their names in the top 10 list of teams.

Canada3618.41Sri LankaPaarl19 Feb 2003
Canada4540.31EnglandManchester13 Jun 1979
Namibia45142AustraliaPotchefstroom27 Feb 2003
Bangladesh5818.51West IndiesMirpur4 Mar 2011
Scotland6831.31West IndiesLeicester27 May 1999
Kenya6923.51New ZealandChennai20 Feb 2011
Pakistan7440.21EnglandAdelaide1 Mar 1992
Ireland7727.41Sri LankaSt George’s18 Apr 2007
Bangladesh78282South AfricaMirpur19 Mar 2011
Bermuda7824.42Sri LankaPort of Spain15 Mar 2007
Top 10 lowest score in a match in world cup

Canada 36 Vs Sri Lanka (2003)

The 18th match of the World Cup 2003 between Canada and Sri Lanka was exciting, setting a new record. Sri Lanka fielded first after winning the toss and bowled out Canada for just 36 runs in the 19th over of the innings. It was the lowest-ever score recorded in One Day Internationals, the previous was 38 by Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2001/02. 

lowest team total in world cup

All credit goes to Prabath Nissanka for his outstanding bowling that helped Sri Lanka to win the match. He took 04 wickets for 12 runs and was announced as the player of the match. 

In reply, Sri Lanka chased the target in 5th over of the innings for the loss of one wicket.

Canada 45 Vs England (1979)

Canada is known for the majority the bad cricket records and the same happened in the 1979 World Cup. Canadian team scored the lowest ever ODI and World Cup score of 45 at Manchester versus England. 

Canada won the toss and batted first. Chris Old was the shining star from the English team who took 04 wickets for conceding only 08 runs. He was announced as a player of the match for his outstanding bowling performance.

2nd Lowest Team  total in odi world cup

England won the match in the 14th over of the innings with the loss of only two wickets. Chris Old was the real hero of the match who helped his team win the match.

Namibia 45 Vs Australia (2003)

Namibia recorded its lowest World Cup score against Australia in 1979. Australia batted first and scored 301 runs in fifty overs. In reply, the Namibia cricket team scored only 45 runs in the 15th over of the game. Glenn MacGrath was the hero of the match who took only 07 wickets for 15 runs. By achieving this bowling figure, he set the following records in ODI cricket history.

Glenn MacGrath Bowling’s figure 07/15 in Namb Vs Aus Match (2003)Best Bowling figure by an Australian in an ODI WC
Best Bowling figure by G. MacGrath in ODI Cricket
Best Bowling Figure in World Cup History
3rd Lowest Team  total in odi world cup

Bangladesh 58 Vs West Indies (2011)

Bangladesh’s lowest-ever score in ODI World Cup is 58 scored against West Indies in the 2011 World Cup. Kemar Roach was the hero from West Indies bowling who took three wickets for 19 runs. As a result, Bangladesh was bowled out for 58 runs in the 19th over of the innings.

Bangladesh lowest odi worldcup score

In reply, West Indies chased the target in the 13th over of the match. Kemar Roach was announced as man of the match for his excellent performance.

Scotland 68 Vs West Indies (1999)

Scotland scored the lowest-ever World Cup total of 68 runs against West Indies in 1999. The Scottish team batted first and bowled out for 68 runs in the 31st over of the innings. Courtney Walsh was the star bowler from West Indies who took three wickets on seven runs. 

5th Lowest Team  total in odi world cup

In reply, West Indies chase the target in the 11th over of the innings. They won the match by 08 wickets and Courtney Walsh was announced as player of the match.

Kenya 69 Vs New Zealand (2011)

Kenya scored their lowest innings total in ODI World Cup history of 69 against New Zealand in 2011. They batted first and were bowled out for 68 runs. All the magic was done by H Bennet who took 04 wickets for 16 runs. Another bowler who helped this destruction was Jacob Oram who took three wickets in the innings. 

In reply, New Zealand chased the target in the 8th over with a very quick run rate. In the end, New Zealand won this match by 09 wickets.

Pakistan 74 Vs England (1992)

Although Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup but had one bad record to his name which was scoring the lowest innings total in World Cup history. Pakistan scored 74 runs against England in an important World Cup match. Derek Pringle took three wickets and caused a lot of destruction to Pakistan’s batting lineup. No Pakistan batter was able to cross a double-digit score. The highest number of runs was 17 scored by Saleem Malik and Mushtaq Ahmed.

Pakistan lowest score in world cup match

In reply, England was on the winning track to win the match. When the English team reached 24 runs, rain halted the match. That heavy rain washed the match with no result between both teams.


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