Lowest Total in T20 World Cup (2014-2024)

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Discover the lowest team scores in T20 World Cup history until 2024, highlighting times when bowlers dominated. Notably, the Netherlands owns the record for scoring 39 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014. Explore the entire list of lowest totals in T20 World Cup history, including match details.

The T20 format does not always promote huge scores and batting prowess; bowlers can sometimes assert dominance. Throughout T20 World Cup history, teams have been bowled out for incredibly low scores.

Notably, the Netherlands has the lowest team total in T20 World Cup history. On March 24, 2014, Sri Lanka dismissed the Netherlands for 39 runs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

The Netherlands also had the second-lowest total in T20 World Cup history. During the 2021 T20 World Cup in Sharjah, they were knocked out for 44 runs in 10 overs by Sri Lanka, who had earlier dismissed them for the lowest total.

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List of lowest team totals in the T20 World Cup:

Rank Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
1 Netherlands 39 10.3 3.71 1 v Sri Lanka Chattogram 24 Mar 2014
2 Netherlands 44 10 4.4 1 v Sri Lanka Sharjah 22 Oct 2021
3 West Indies 55 14.2 3.83 1 v England Dubai (DICS) 23 Oct 2021
4 New Zealand 60 15.3 3.87 2 v Sri Lanka Chattogram 31 Mar 2014
5 Scotland 60 10.2 5.8 2 v Afghanistan Sharjah 25 Oct 2021
6 Ireland 68 16.4 4.08 2 v West Indies Providence 30 Apr 2010
7 Hong Kong 69 17 4.05 2 v Nepal Chattogram 16 Mar 2014
8 Bangladesh 70 15.4 4.46 2 v New Zealand Eden Gardens 26 Mar 2016
9 Afghanistan 72 17.1 4.19 1 v Bangladesh Mirpur 16 Mar 2014
10 U.A.E. 73 17.1 4.25 2 v Sri Lanka Geelong 18 Oct 2022

1. Netherlands 

(39 vs Sri Lanka, 2014)

This is the lowest total ever recorded in the T20 World Cup. The Dutch batting order fell in the face of excellent performances by Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis. Malinga took 2 for 5, Mendis 3 for 12, and Matthews 3 for 16, collectively shredding the Dutch team for 39 runs in 10.3 overs. Sri Lanka then easily chased down the mark in just five overs.

2. Netherlands 

(44 vs Sri Lanka, 2021)

The Netherlands also has the record for the second-lowest T20 World Cup score. Seven years after their previous game, the Dutch were knocked out for 44 runs by a formidable Sri Lankan bowling attack. Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara each took three wickets, allowing Sri Lanka to reach their goal in 7.1 overs.

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3. West Indies (55 against England, 2021)

The West Indies are ranked third on the list of lowest T20 World Cup scores. Known for their explosive batting skills, the Caribbean team had a dramatic collapse, getting bowled for 55 runs against England during the 2021 World Cup in Dubai. Adil Rashid led England’s bowling assault, creating havoc on the Windies batting order with superb figures of 4 for 2.

4. New Zealand (60 vs Sri Lanka, 2014)

New Zealand is fourth on the list of teams with the lowest T20 World Cup totals. In a vital Super 10 match, their batsmen had an uphill task to get 120 runs. Despite Kane Williamson’s contribution of 42 runs, the subsequent highest score was only five runs. Rangana Herath was important for the opposition, capturing a stunning 5 for 3, resulting in New Zealand’s collapse as they were bowled out for 60 runs in 15.3 overs.

5. Scotland (60 vs Afghanistan, 2021)

Scotland had the fifth-lowest total in the T20 World Cup. In the 2021 edition, they were dismissed for 60 runs while chasing a target of 191 against Afghanistan in Sharjah. Mujeeb took five wickets and Rashid Khan added four more, securing a comprehensive victory for the Asian squad.

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Lowest Team Total in ICC T20 World Cup 2024

No. Team VS Team Date Score
1 Uganda West Indies Jun 08, 2024 39/10
2 Uganda New Zealand Jun 14, 2024 40/10
3 Oman England Jun 13, 2024 47/10
4 Uganda Afghanistan Jun 03, 2024 58/10
5 Namibia Australia Jun 11, 2024 72/10
6 New Zealand Afghanistan Jun 07, 2024 75/10
7 Sri Lanka South Africa Jun 03, 2024 77/10
8 Papua New Guinea Uganda Jun 05, 2024 77/10
9 Papua New Guinea New Zealand Jun 17, 2024 78/10
10 Nepal Bangladesh Jun 16, 2024 85/10

While the T20 World Cup is generally about the highest team totals in the T20 World Cup and batsmen making merry, this article proves that bowlers can also have their say!

For your reference

This article provides a full overview of the lowest team totals in the ICC T20 World Cup. The IPL 2024 Orange Cap List page contains the most latest information about orange caps for the T20 World Cup and the IPL 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What is the lowest score during the T20 World Cup 2024?

Uganda once again has the lowest team total (39 in T20 World Cup 2024 vs West Indies), which it shares with the Netherlands (39 in T20 World Cup 2014 vs Sri Lanka).

2) Which side has the greatest score in the T20 World Cup 2024?

The West Indies total of 218/5 was the highest by any side in this edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup, surpassing Sri Lanka’s 201/6 against the Netherlands at the same venue and Australia’s 201/7 against England in Barbados.

3) Who made it to the T20 World Cup Super 8 in 2024?

India, Australia, Bangladesh, West Indies, South Africa, England, Afghanistan, and the United States.

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