INDvsAUS: India’s biggest defeat in ODI cricket in terms of ball remaining

India made an unwanted record in the INDvsAUS 2nd ODI after their loss against the visitors became the biggest defeat for them in the ODIs
India registered their biggest defeat in ODIs in terms of balls left • BCCI
India registered their biggest defeat in ODIs in terms of balls left • BCCI

Australia handed the Indian team their biggest defeat in terms of balls remaining in ODI cricket history as the visitors won the second ODI encounter with a total of 234 balls to spare. This is also the second time in the history of the game when Australia managed to defeat India in ODI cricket by a margin of 10 wickets. The visitors become the only team to achieve this record twice. It was a really poor performance for Team India as they weren't able to fight back. The INDvsAUS ODI series winner will be decided in the third match in Chennai.

INDvsAUS: India faced their biggest defeat in the 2nd ODI of the series

Top Five biggest defeats for India in ODI Cricket in terms of ball remaining:

In the INDvsAUS 2nd ODI, India faced their biggest defeat in ODI Cricket
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INDvsAUS | 234 balls left

India lost to Australia in the INDvsAUS ODI series' 2nd ODI but this wasn't just a defeat. An Unwanted record any team would avoid, India achieved that. Australia won by ten wickets but they chased the target in just 11 overs. India lost by 234 balls to spare, a huge defeat. This is not the first time India faced this margin of defeat, but they broke their own record in such a shameful manner. India made 117 runs and in reply, Australia made 121 runs without loosing a single wicket.

The Indian team walks back after losing the game
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INDvsNZ | 212 balls left

India suffered their second biggest defeat in 2019 against the Kiwis at Hamilton. Although India won the series by 4-1, they faced a defeat they don't wanna remember. India were able to score 92 runs in which reply, New Zealand completed the chase in just 14.4 overs.

Bowled
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INDvsSL | 209 balls left

In the 2010 Sri Lanka triangular series, India lost the fifth ODI match at Dambulla with 209 balls to spare. India were only able to score 103 runs. Sri Lanka completed the chase in just 15.2 overs and won the match by 8 wickets.

Lasith Malinga after the execution of Yuvraj Singh
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INDvsSL | 181 balls left

India went to Sri Lanka in 2012 for a five-match ODI series. They won the series by a 4-1 margin but in the 2nd ODI India faced a heartbreaking defeat. India got a great start as Gautam Gambhir showed positive intent. Soon, Sri Lanka came back stronger and bundled out India for 138 runs. Sri Lanka completed the chase easily in 19.5 overs & won the match by nine wickets & 181 balls to spare.

MS Dhoni's dismissal
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INDvsSL | 176 balls left

Sri Lanka & India played a 3-match ODI series, Test Series & T20 Series in India in 2017. In the 1st ODI at Dharamsala, India batted first and bowled out for just 112 runs. Sri Lanka won the match by completing the chase easily in 20.4 overs. The match ended with 176 balls to spare.

Angelo Matthews after destroying the top order
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India's biggest defeats in ODIs in terms of ball remaining:

MarginBalls LeftOppositionGroundDate
10 wickets234AustraliaVisakhapatnam19 Mar 2023
8 wickets212New ZealandHamilton31 Jan 2019
8 wickets209Sri LankaDambulla22 Aug 2010
9 wickets181Sri LankaHambantota24 Jul 2012
7 wickets176Sri LankaDharamsala10 Dec 2017
9 wickets174AustraliaSydney8 Jan 1981
9 wickets166AustraliaCenturion15 Feb 2003
7 wickets146New ZealandQueenstown4 Jan 2003
9 wickets145AustraliaVadodara11 Oct 2007
5 wickets139AustraliaSydney14 Jan 2000
8 wickets139PakistanSialkot13 Oct 1978
5 wickets139New ZealandChristchurch1 Jan 2003
9 wickets136PakistanLahore2 Oct 1997
9 wickets135EnglandBrisbane20 Jan 2015
8 wickets132PakistanSharjah16 Apr 1999
6 wickets128New ZealandHamilton14 Jan 2003
10 wickets124South AfricaSharjah22 Mar 2000
8 wickets118New ZealandAuckland14 Mar 2009
9 wickets112South AfricaCenturion3 Dec 2006
6 wickets111PakistanDhaka16 Jan 1998

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