What Is The Lowest Score In T20 International Cricket?

What is the Lowest score in T20 International cricket? Detailed Stats you need to know!

There are some rare situations when a team faces the embarrassment of the lowest score in T20 international cricket. A team that falls below the 100-run score mark in a 20-over format has to face the most embarrassing records by ranking amongst the other teams in the list of lowest totals.

It is a common fact that if a team scores the lowest total by losing all its 10 wickets against its opposition and playing the most number of dot balls.

You would be curious to know about the individual teams out of the 108 ICC members— including both the full members (12 teams) and associate members (96 teams), that have achieved the lowest score in T20 international cricket ever.

Shockingly, the Isle of Man holds the lowest T20I score of all time and overtakes the leading position from Turkey in this list.

Also, you might wonder what is the lowest score in T20 International for the Indian Cricket Team. Soon you will find out the answers to these questions in detail…

Lowest Score in T20 International Cricket by Associate Member Nations: 5 Teams You Need to Know

Here is a list of 5 different cricket teams in the Associate Member nations having a track record of the all-time lowest T20 international score:

1. Isle of Man: 10 all-out vs Spain (26th February 2023)

Batting first, the Isle of Man were bundled out by Spain for just 10 runs in 8.4 overs. In response, Awais Ahmed– the opening batsman of Spain, single-handedly scored 12 runs from just 3 balls (including 2 sixes).

Especially, these three Spain bowlers crushed the Isle of Man batters by restricting them to the lowest score in T20 international cricket:

  • Mohammad Kamran: 4-4 in 4 overs (includes a maiden over)
  • Atif Mehmood: 6-4 in 4 overs (includes 2 maiden overs)
  • Lorne Burns: 0-2 in 0.4 overs

2. Turkey: 21 all-out vs Czech Republic (30th August 2019)

Chasing a target of 279 runs, the Turkish batsmen succumbed to a total of 21 runs in 8.3 overs. Apart from Mehmat Sert  (12 runs) and Tunahan Turan (1 run), every batsman had to depart for a duck. The contribution of Czech Republic bowlers such as Honey Gori (13-3 in 3 overs), Sameera Waththage (4-3 in 3 overs) and Sudesh Wickramasekara (0-2 in 1.3 overs) restricted Turkey to the second-lowest score in T20 International Cricket.

3. China: 23 all-out vs Malaysia ( 26th July 2023)

Malaysian bowler Syazrul Idrus restricted China to the third-lowest score in T20 international with his 7-wicket haul ( 8-7 in 4 overs). As a result, the Chinese batters’ innings were bundled out for 23-10 in 11.2 overs. In response, Malaysia chased the target conveniently by scoring 24-2 in 4.5 overs.

4. Rwanda: 24 all-out vs Nigeria (14th October 2023)

The Nigeria bowlers Peter Aho (14-4 in 1.3 overs), Joshua Asia (5-3 in 2 overs) and Isaac Okpe (1-1 in 1 over) concluded Rwanda’s innings with 24-10 in 6.1 overs, which is indeed the fourth-lowest score in T20 international cricket.

However, the Nigerian batters chased the target easily by scoring 27-2 in 6.1 overs.

5. Lesotho: 26 all-out vs Uganda (19th October 2021)

Lesotho scored the fifth-lowest score in T20 international cricket with a total of 26-10 in 12.4 overs. Dinesh Nakrani (7-6 in 4 overs) along with Frank Nsubuga, Henry Ssenyondo Richard Agamiire taking a wicket each, made it tough for the Lesotho batters to score runs.

The Uganda batters chased the target conveniently by scoring 27-0 in 3.4 overs.

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Lowest Score in T20 International Cricket by Full Member Nations: Different Teams from West Indies to New Zealand

Here are the five lowest scores by different teams of the full member nations you need to know:

1. West Indies: 45 runs all-out  vs England (08th March 2019)

The 2-time T20 World Cup Champions – West Indies, shockingly holds the record of the lowest score in T20 international cricket as a full member nation.

England posted a challenging score of 182-6 in 20 overs, riding on Joe Root’s brilliant knock of 55 runs from 40 balls (including 7 fours).

Fans expected West Indies to put up a good show in the presence of core players like Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran. Rather, the hosts collapsed to a total of 45-10 in 11.5 overs. Apart from Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite, none of the West Indies batters managed to reach a double-digit score.

2. New Zealand: 60 runs all-out vs Sri Lanka (31st  March 2014)

During the ICC T20 World Cup 2014, Sri Lanka scored 119-10 in 19.2 overs. Apart from Kane Williamson ( 42 runs from 43 balls- including 6 fours), the rest of the New Zealand batters scored only 16 runs.

As a result, New Zealand holds the second-lowest score in T20 International cricket (60-10 in 15.3 overs).

3. West Indies: 60 runs all-out vs Pakistan (01st April 2018)

Once again you can observe West Indies featuring on this list with the third-lowest score in T20 international. Back in 2018, Pakistan posted a massive total of 203-5 in 20 overs. Many fans expected West Indies to chase down the target easily on a batting-friendly track at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Conversely, the core batters surrendered themselves to a total of 60-10 in 13.4 overs. Apart from Marlon Samuels (18 runs), Keemo Paul (10 runs) and Rayad Emrit (11 runs), other batsmen scored just 18 runs.

4. Australia: 62 runs all-out vs Bangladesh (09th August 2021)

Batting first, Bangladesh posted a below-par total of 122-8 in 20 overs against Australia. Every cricket fan was confident that the Aussies would win the game comfortably.

Contrarily, Bangladesh restricted Australia to the fourth-lowest score in T20 international cricket. Except for the Aussie skipper Matthew Wade ( 22 runs) and Ben McDermott (17 runs), the other batters together scored only 20 runs. It resulted in Australia concluding the innings with 62-10 in 13.4 overs. 

5. New Zealand: 66 runs all-out vs India (01st February 2023)

Similar to the West Indies, once again you can find New Zealand in the same list with the fifth-lowest score in T20 International format. Team India batting first posted a huge total of 234-4 in 20 overs, riding on Shubman Gill’s century of 126 runs from 63 balls (including 12 fours and 7 sixes).

Daryl Mitchell (35 runs )and Mitchell Santner (13 runs) are the only two batsmen who made a double-digit score. Whereas, the rest of the batters scored only 15 runs. As a result, New Zealand once again scored one of its lowest total of 66-10 in 12.1 overs.

What is the lowest score in T20 International for the Indian Cricket Team?

On 01st February 2008, Australia restricted India to 74-10 in 17.3 overs, which is indeed the lowest score in T20 International cricket for the men-in-blue. However, Australia chased the target by scoring 75-1 in 11.2 overs.

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