Lowest Total in T20 International

Isle of Man holds the record for the lowest score ever registered in T20 cricket. India's lowest T20 score is 74 vs Australia.

Lowest Total in T20 International
Dillip Mohanty

Written by: Dillip Mohanty

(Sports Editor)

Fact checked by: Umaima Saeed

(Sports Writer)

Last updated: 2023-11-29

5 minutes read

Known as the batters’ game for its quick pace and fast scoring rate, there have been moments in the shortest format of the game where all the batters have a rare bad day resulting in a low or below-par score. There have been a number of collapses in the most widely played format of cricket.

In April 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that all 105 members would get T20 international status starting from January 1, 2019. The decision saw a huge increase in the number of T20Is and several records being made and broken every other day.

LOWEST INNINGS TOTAL

IN T20 CRICKET

TEAMTOTALOPPONENTYEARFORMAT
ISLE OF MAN10SPAIN2023T20I
SYDNEY THUNDER15ADELAIDE STRIKERS2022T20
TURKEY21CZECH REPUBLIC2019T20I
CHINA23MALAYSIA2023T20I
RWANDA24NIGERIA2023T20I
LESOTHO26UGANDA2021T20I
CHINA26THAILAND2023T20I
TURKEY28LUXEMBOURG2019T20I
THAILAND30MALAYSIA2022T20I
MALI30RWANDA2022T20I
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In February 2023, the Isle of Man team toured Spain for a series of six T20I matches. While batting first in the final game of the series, the visitors were bundled out for just 10 runs. The innings included seven ducks and Spain knocked the target off in just a couple of deliveries winning the match by 10 wickets and taking the series 5-0.

The previous lowest team innings score in T20 cricket was held by Australian Big Bash club Sydney Thunder who were dismissed for just 15 in 5.5 overs while chasing a modest total of 140. The innings comprised of 5 ducks with number 10 batter Brendan Doggett top scoring with 4 runs. 

LOWEST INNINGS TOTAL IN T20 INTERNATIONALS

FULL MEMBER NATIONS

TEAMTOTALOPPONENTYEARVENUE
WEST INDIES45ENGLAND2019BASSETERRE
WEST INDIES55ENGLAND2021DUBAI
NEW ZEALAND60BANGLADESH2021MIRPUR
NEW ZEALAND60SRI LANKA2014CHATTOGRAM
WEST INDIES60PAKISTAN2018KARACHI
AUSTRALIA62BANGLADESH2021MIRPUR
NEW ZEALAND66INDIA2023AHMEDABAD
IRELAND68WEST INDIES2010PROVIDENCE
BANGLADESH70NEW ZEALAND2016KOLKATA
IRELAND70INDIA2018MALAHIDE
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West Indies 45 vs England, 2019

West Indies have been bowled out for just 45 against England in T20I.jpegIn the 2nd T20I of England’s tour to the Caribbean, a star-studded West Indies side were chasing 183 at Warner Park. David Willey and Chris Jordan attacked in the powerplay and sent 6 batters back into the hut to dent the West Indian chase. Jordan finished with career-best figures of 4/6 with Willey, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid taking a couple of wickets apiece. Only Carlos Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer scored into double figures (10 each) for the West Indies as the two-time world champions fell for their lowest-ever score.

West Indies 55 vs England, 2021

A big occasion for both teams as they face each other in the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai. The defending champions West Indies had beaten the same side to win the silverware in 2016. Batting first on this occasion, Moeen Ali spun a web in the powerplay opening the bowling with Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan chipping in at regular intervals. Gayle batting at 3 top scored with 13 but the West Indies side bundled out for just 55 in 14.2 overs with England chasing the total down with 6 wickets in hand.

New Zealand 60 vs Bangladesh, 2021

In the series opener at Mirpur, the Bangladesh bowling attack flourished in a combined strike to restrict New Zealand to just 60 runs in 16.5 overs. Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham both scored 18 with Mustafizur Rahman taking 3 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed and Mohammad Saifuddin picked up a couple of wickets and bowled economically to complete a famous win, chasing the total down in 15 overs.

New Zealand 60 vs Sri Lanka, 2014

During the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh, the Kiwi attack led by Trent Boult bundled Sri Lanka out for a paltry 119 and were looking for another victory. Little did they know what was going to unleash. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was introduced early in the defence. Helped by Guptill’s run out at the start, it was all Rangana Herath's show as the master spun a web around the Kiwi batters and ran through the lineup taking 5/3 in 3.3 overs. Kane Williamson scored 42 and was run out with 60 runs to win. The next best score was of his opening partner Martin Guptill who made 5.

West Indies 60 vs Pakistan, 2014 

In the first T20 international of the series, hosts Pakistan romped their way to their joint-highest T20 score thanks to handy contributions from all the batters. Chasing 204 to win, the second-string West Indies lineup were put to test by the spinners as Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik and Shadab Khan shared 5 wickets between them. Fast bowlers Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Hussain Talat accounted for the remaining five. The experienced Marlon Samuels hit 18 and was the top scorer for the visiting side.

Lowest T20I Scores By Team India

The first-ever champions of the World T20, the men in blue have enjoyed considerable success in the shortest format of the game as well albeit there were moments when the game didn’t go their side and the batting order had a bad day or two. Let’s have a look at the team’s lowest scores in the format.

LOWEST INNINGS TOTAL

INDIA IN T20I

TOTALOPPONENTYEARVENUE
74AUSTRALIA2008MELBOURNE
79NEW ZEALAND2016NAGPUR
81SRI LANKA2021COLOMBO
92SOUTH AFRICA2015CUTTACK
101SRI LANKA2016PUNE
110NEW ZEALAND2021DUBAI
118SOUTH AFRICA2009NOTTINGHAM
118AUSTRALIA2017GUWAHATI
120ENGLAND2011KOLKATA
124ENGLAND2021AHMEDABAD
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Lowest T20I Scores By Pakistan

The runner-ups of the 2007 and 2022 editions of T20 World Cups and champions of the second edition that was played in 2009, Pakistan has played the most number of T20 internationals amongst all countries. The team has seen lots of highs and lows over the years.

LOWEST INNINGS TOTAL

PAKISTAN IN T20I

TOTALOPPONENTYEARVENUE
74AUSTRALIA2012DUBAI
82WEST INDIES2014MIRPUR
83INDIA2016MIRPUR
89ENGLAND2010CARDIFF
92AFGHANISTAN2023SHARJAH
95SRI LANKA2012HAMBANTOTA
96AUSTRALIA2014DUBAI
98SOUTH AFRICA2013DUBAI
99ZIMBABWE2021HARARE
101SRI LANKA2019LAHORE
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Dillip has over two decades of experience in creating sports content. As the Sports Editor of SportsBoom, Dillip brings in a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Dillip has worked with leading sports broadcasters and sports web content portals in Asia. He is an adept storyteller and has a special liking for data stories. He has a keen interest in data analysis and uncovering insights from large datasets. He loves to tell the story with rich and compelling data visualisation.

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