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Top 10 Lowest score in T20 World Cup

Discover who has the the lowest score in the history of the T20 World Cup

Ankitjit Singh
Ankitjit Singh

Last Updated: 2024-06-18

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Riazat Ali Shah of Uganda is bowled out by Akeal Hosein of West Indies (not pictured) during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup

Ever since the inception of the T20 World Cup 2024, there has been a fair competition between bat and ball and despite the tournament being in 20-over format, it has kept both batters and bowlers in the game. While high-scoring thrillers have kept fans entertained, there have low-scoring nail-biters as well which has made many go gaga about it. There have also been instances when teams have won games single-handedly by bundling out opponents for low totals. As the T20 World Cup 2024 is underway, let’s take a look at the Lowest score in the T20 World Cup:

The 10 Lowest scores in T20 World Cup history  

The 10 Lowest scores in T20 World Cup history

TeamScoreOversInnsOppositionGroundYear 
Netherlands3910.31Sri Lanka Chattogram 2014
Netherlands 4410.01Sri Lanka Sharjah 2021
West Indies 5514.21England Dubai 2021
Uganda 5816.02Afghanistan Providence 2024
New Zealand 6015.32Sri Lanka Chattogram2014
Scotland 6010.22Afghanistan Sharjah 2021
Ireland 6816.42West Indies Providence 2010
Hong Kong 6917.02Nepal Chattogram 2014
Bangladesh7015.42New Zealand  Eden Gardens 2016
Afghanistan 7217.11Bangladesh Mirpur 2014
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1. Uganda’s total of 39 runs against West Indies in 2024

Uganda tops the charts for the Lowest score in the T20 World Cup. Playing the T20 World Cup for the first time in 2024, they looked down under pressure in the game against West Indies. During the 18th match of the tournament at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, they failed to chase the target of 174 runs and lost by a big margin. Uganda got all out for just 39 runs as none of their batters could make an impact. Akeal Hosein West Indies picked 5 wickets and helped his team win the game by 134 runs. 

 

2. Netherlands’ total of 39 runs and 44 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014 and 2021 respectively 

The Netherlands has the second-lowest score in the T20 World Cup. The Dutch team were bundled out for just 39 runs in the game against Sri Lanka during the T20 World Cup 2014. The game between the two teams took place at the Chattogram as their innings got wrapped up inside 10.3 overs. Tom Cooper was the top run-scorer with 16 runs and for Sri Lanka, Angelo Matthews and Ajantha Mendis bagged three wickets each.

Netherlands also has the second-lowest score in the T20 World Cup as they got all out for just 44 runs against the same opposition but this time during the T29 World Cup 2021. The match took place in Sharjah and the Dutch side was bundled out in just 10 overs. No Netherlands batter could go past the 15-run mark as Sri Lanka bowlers were all over them. 

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3. West Indies’ total of 55 runs against England in 2021 

West Indies also have found themselves in the unwanted list of Lowest scores in the T20 World Cup. The Caribbean team looked clueless against England with the bat during the T20 World Cup 2021. The match between the two teams took place in Dubai and the West Indies batters looked torrid against England spinners. Chris Gayle was the top run-scorer for the team with his score of 13 runs as the team got bundled out in just 14.2 overs. Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 4/2. 

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4. Uganda’s total of 58 runs against Afghanistan in 2024

The fourth-lowest total in T20 World Cup history belongs to Uganda as well. Ironically, they registered the unwanted feat for the second time in T20 World Cup 2024 but this time against Afghanistan. The match between the two teams, which was also the 5th match of the tournament, took place at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Chasing the target of 184 runs, Uganda had a horrible outing with the bat. Pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi, who returned with the figures of 5/9, ran through their batting lineup and helped Afghanistan bundle out the opposition for just 58 runs. 

5. New Zealand’s total of 60 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014 

New Zealand features fifth in the list of Lowest scores in the T20 World Cup. With the kind of players that had and currently have, their name in the list seems quite surprising. But during the T20 World Cup 2014 clash against Sri Lanka in Chattogram, they failed to chase the target of a mere 120 runs. On a pitch that offered turn, they looked out of sorts and got all out for 60 runs. Kane Williamson was the highest run-scorer with a 42-run knock while the rest of the batters failed to go past the 5-run mark. For Sri Lanka, Rangana Herath was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 5/3.

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FAQs

Who has the highest total in the T20 World Cup?

Sri Lanka has the record of highest total in the T20 World Cup. They achieved the feat during the game against Kenya in Johannesburg in 2007. The Island nation posted 260/6 in their quota of 20 overs and then bundled out the opposition for 88 runs to win the game by 172 runs.

Which batter has scored the most runs in the history of the T20 World Cup?

India batter Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in the history of the T20 World Cup. The right-hander has amassed 1146 runs in 29 matches that he has played in his career so far. He has an average of over 71 and a strike rate of 130.67 to go with 14 half-centuries in the tournament. 

Rohit Sharma is also not far behind him as the Indian captain has 1028 runs so far in the history of the T20 World Cup. The batter has an average of over 35 and a strike rate of around 128. He also has slammed 10 fifties in the tournament. 

Which bowler has taken the most wickets in the T20 World Cup history?

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has the most wickets in the history of the T20 World Cup. The former captain of the team has taken 47 wickets so far in the tournament in 38 games. He has an average and economy of 19.40 and 6.84 respectively to go with best bowling figures of 4/9.

Ankitjit Singh
Ankitjit SinghSports Writer

I am just a guy in his early 20s whose dream was to play cricket but now believes his job is to serve cricket. I picked the cricket bat at the age of 3, pursued science as I grew up but eventually followed my heart to come into journalism and do the second-best thing in the world after playing the sport.