Top 10 Lowest Totals In T20 World Cups

Uganda bundled out for 58 Vs AFG [AP]Uganda bundled out for 58 Vs AFG [AP]

The T20 World Cup has always been a thrilling showcase of cricket's most explosive talents and nail-biting finishes. However, amidst the fireworks, the tournament has also witnessed its fair share of batting collapses, where teams have crumbled under pressure.

Another such instance was witnessed during the T20 World Cup 2024 in New York, where Sri Lanka recorded their lowest-ever total of 77 against South Africa in their opening game.

Opting to bat first, the decision quickly backfired, with only three batsmen managing to reach double figures—a stark contrast to the typically high-scoring affairs the format is known for.

Here’s a look at the top 10 lowest totals in T20 World Cup history:

1. Netherlands 39 vs Sri Lanka (Chattogram, March 24, 2014)

On a challenging day in Chattogram, the Netherlands crumbled to 39 all out in just 10.3 overs, the lowest T20 World Cup score ever with Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis bagging three wickets each. Sri Lanka, having thrown the first punch, easily chased down this modest total, scoring 40 without loss in just 5 overs.

2. Netherlands 44 vs Sri Lanka (Sharjah, October 22, 2021)

The Netherlands faced déjà vu against Sri Lanka in Sharjah seven years later, getting bowled out for 44 in 10 overs with Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga picking three wickets apiece. Sri Lanka again made light work of the chase, finishing at 45/2 in just 7.1 overs. This match reinforced Sri Lanka's dominance over the Netherlands in World Cup encounters.

3. West Indies 55 vs England (Dubai, October 23, 2021)

In a surprising turn of events, the usually explosive West Indian lineup was dismissed for a mere 55 in 14.2 overs courtesy of Adil Rashid’s four-wicket haul. England capitalized on this by scoring 56/4 in 8.2 overs, securing a comfortable win despite a shaky start to their batting.

4. Uganda 58 Vs Afghanistan (Guyana, June 4, 2024)

Uganda had a nightmarish start to their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, as they were bundled out for a paltry 58 against a rampant Afghanistan side. Chasing 184, the side were never really in the hunt as Afghan bowlers were outstanding, and bundled out Uganda, courtesy of a fifer from Fazalhaq Farooqi.

5. New Zealand 60 vs Sri Lanka (Chattogram, March 31, 2014)

Sri Lanka batted first and was bowled out for just 119 and it was expected that the Kiwis would chase the target easily. However, New Zealand struggled against Sri Lanka's bowling attack, managing only 60 runs in 15.3 overs with Rangana Herath grabbing a fifer.

6. Scotland 60 vs Afghanistan (Sharjah, October 25, 2021)

Afghanistan batted first and posted a colossal 190/4 against Scotland. In response their bowlers dismantled the Scottish batting line-up, bowling them out for 60 in 10.2 overs with Mujeeb Ur Rahman bagging five wickets and Rashid Khan snagging four scalps.

7. Ireland 68 vs West Indies (Providence, April 30, 2010)

The Irish team could only muster 68 runs against a strong West Indies bowling lineup as they failed to chase a modest 139 run target. Daren Sammy and Ravi Rampaul were the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as Windies secured a 70-run win.

8. Hong Kong 69 vs Nepal (Chattogram, March 16, 2014)

Chasing a target of 150 set by Nepal, Hong Kong was restricted to 69 in 17 overs by a disciplined Nepalese bowling attack. Basant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan were the pick of the bowlers with three wickets each to their names.

9. Bangladesh 70 vs New Zealand (Kolkata, March 26, 2016)

Playing at the iconic Eden Gardens, New Zealand put up a total pf 145/8 in their 20 overs, In response, Bangladesh was dismissed for a paltry 70 runs, thanks to Grant Elliott and Ish Sodhi’s three wicket hauls.

10. Afghanistan 72 vs Bangladesh (Mirpur, March 16, 2014)

Afghanistan was held to 72 all out by a spirited Bangladeshi bowling effort led by Shakib Al Hasan who picked up three wickets. Bangladesh reached the target with relative ease, scoring 78/1 in 12 overs, demonstrating their dominance on home soil.