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Uganda and the Netherlands hold the unwanted record for the lowest score in T20 World Cup history.

The Brian Masaba-led Uganda national cricket team equalled the lowest score in T20 World Cup after they were skittled out for 39 against the West Indies in a T20 World Cup 2024 Group C match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Earlier, the Netherlands were bundled out for 39 against Sri Lanka during a T20 World Cup match in 2014 in Chattogram, Bangladesh.

The Netherlands once again feature on the embarrasing list of the lowest score in T20 World Cup after they collapsed to 44 all out against the same opposition in the 2021 edition of the marquee ICC tournament in Sharjah.

Meanwhile, the West Indies cricket team has the record for the lowest score in T20 World Cup history among ICC full-member nations.

West Indies were bowled out for 55 against England during a T20 World Cup group match in Dubai in 2021.

Apart from the Netherlands, Uganda and the West Indies, the likes of New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland and Hong Kong have also been skittled out for less than 70 in T20 World Cup history. Know lowest score in T20 World Cup across all editions.

Lowest score in T20 World Cup

Team

Score

Overs

Opposition

Ground

Year

Uganada

39

12.0

West Indies

Providence

2024

Netherlands

39

10.3

Sri Lanka

Chattogram

2014

Netherlands

44

10.0

Sri Lanka

Sharjah

2021

West Indies

55

14.2

England

Dubai (DICS)

2021

Uganda

58

16

Afghanistan

Providence

2024

New Zealand

60

15.3

Sri Lanka

Chattogram

2014

Scotland

60

10.2

Afghanistan

Sharjah

2021

Ireland

68

16.4

West Indies

Providence

2010

Hong Kong

69

17.0

Nepal

Chattogram

2014

Bangladesh

70

15.4

New Zealand

Eden Gardens

2016

Afghanistan

72

17.1

Bangladesh

Mirpur

2014

Uganda | 39 vs West Indies | 2024

The Uganda national cricket team equalled the record for the lowest total in T20 World Cup history in 2024. During a T20 World Cup 2024 group match, Uganda collapsed to 39 all out in 12 overs while chasing West Indies' 173/5 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. For Uganda, Juma Miyagi (13) was the only batter to reach double digits. Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein was the wrecker-in-chief for the West Indies with his match-winning figures of 4-0-11-5. Earlier, Johnson Charles (44), Andre Russell (30 not out), Rovman Powell (23), Sherfane Rutherford (22) and Nicholas Pooran (22) powered West Indies to 173/5 in their allotted overs. West Indies won the game by 134 runs.

Netherlands | 39 vs Sri Lanka | 2014

The Netherlands registered the lowest total in T20 World Cup history in March 2014. Put in to bat, the Peter Borren-led Netherlands were shot out for 39 in 10.3 overs against Sri Lanka during a T20 World Cup group match in Chattogram. All-rounder Angelo Mathews and right-arm off-spinner Ajantha Mendis picked up three wickets each to help Sri Lanka bowl out Netherlands for an embarrassing total. For the Netherlands, Tom Cooper (16) was the only batter to reach double digits. In reply, Sri Lanka chased down the target in just five overs to register a comprehensive nine-wicket win in Bangladesh. 

Netherlands | 44 vs Sri Lanka | 2021

The Netherlands also recorded the second-lowest total in T20 World Cup history. During the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup in 2021, the Netherlands were bundled out for 44 against Sri Lanka in Sharjah. Led by captain Pieter Seelaar, the Netherlands lost wickets at regular intervals as they were skittled out for another humiliating total. Colin Ackermann top-scored with 11 off nine balls. Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga scalped three wickets each, while Maheesh Theekshana took two wickets for Sri Lanka. Later, Sri Lanka rode on Kusal Perera’s 33 off 24 balls to chase down the target in 7.1 overs as they won the game by eight wickets.

West Indies | 55 vs England | 2021

West Indies feature third on the list for the lowest total in T20 World Cup history. The Kieron Pollard-led West Indies were shot out for 55 in 14.2 overs against England during a T20 World Cup group match in Dubai in 2021. Put in to bat, the star studded Caribbean outfit were skittled out for an embarrassing total on a tricky pitch in Dubai. Legendary West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle (13) was the lone batter who reached double digits. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid was the wrecker-in-chief for England with impressive figures of 4/2 in his 2.2 overs. In reply, Eoin Morgan’s England lost early wickets, but later won the game by six wickets.

Photo credit: Alamy 

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