The ODI World Cup has seen some mind-bobbling games in the history. One such was India vs Sri Lanka, in the current edition of the ODI World Cup, where the Men in Blue thrashed the Islanders by a 302-run win. This is their second biggest win against them and the first in the World Cup. There have been 9 times that the teams have failed to score even 50 runs in the tournament.
Canada is the side with the lowest-ever team total in the history of the tournament. They have failed to score past 50 runs twice in the tournament, against, England, and Sri Lanka. After the Islanders were bowled out for 55 runs it was the fourth lowest total in the history of the mega event. Canada was bowled out for 36 runs in 2003 when Prabath Nissanka picked a four-wicket haul, conceding only 12 runs in 7 overs. The first time they were bowled out for 45 was in 1979 when England were the opponents.
With batting-friendly pitches nowadays, run-scoring have been easy but some outrageous bowling effort from the teams have given the opponents a big shock. Except for the World Cup the record for the lowest-ever score, is beside Zimbabwe, who scored just 35 in their ODI against Sri Lanka in Harare, in 2004.
Lowest ever score in ODI World Cup
Teams can be in shock and utter disruption after such performances. These scores give the scope of learning and polishing your abilities and re-strategize everything from the beginning. It is the most embarrassing situation for the teams as well. Cricket is a game of one ball and that was portrayed in the recent game of India vs Sri Lanka when Jasprit Bumrah picked the wicket of the first ball of the Lankan innings.
A sensational spell by the trio of Indian pacers, Bumrah, Shami, and Siraj led Sri Lanka to become the team with the fourth-lowest total in men’s ODI World Cup history. They were bowled out for 55 runs while chasing 358 runs. The pacers picked 9 wickets among them.
Here's the list
- Canada - 36 all out in 18.4 overs vs Sri Lanka at Paarl in 2003
- Canada - 45 all out in 40.3 overs vs England at Manchester in 1979
- Namibia - 45 all out in 14 overs vs Australia at Potchefstroom in 2003
- Sri Lanka - 55 all out in 19.4 overs vs India at Mumbai in 2023
- Bangladesh - 58 all out in 18.5 overs vs West Indies at Mirpur in 2011