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Lowest Team Totals in the T20 World Cup history

Uganda's 39 runs, is the joint-lowest total in the competition's history. Let's look at the Cricket teams with the lowest totals in the T20 World Cup history.

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Abishek Goswami
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Lowest Team Totals: Uganda were all out for 39 against West Indies

Uganda were all out for 39 against West Indies | Image: ICC/Getty

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Cricket fans have witnessed several T20 matches where a team's batsmen failed to achieve a good defending total, but bowlers saved the game. Just as a batsman plays a vital role in winning the match in the same way, bowlers are equally responsible for keeping the total added by batters. Let's look at the teams with the lowest team totals in the T20 World Cup history.

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Top 5 Lowest Team Totals in the T20 World Cup history

1. Uganda 39 vs West Indies (Guyana, June 9, 2024)

Lowest Team Totals: Akeal Hosein mixed his swinging arm balls well
Akeal Hosein mixed his swinging arm balls well | ICC/Getty

The West Indies Cricket Team secured a mammoth 134-run victory to boost their Super 8 qualifications hopes. Uganda managed to score just 39 before being bundled out, with Akeal Hosein claiming a 5-wicket haul. West Indies registered their name in history books, bundling out Uganda for the joint lowest total in the history of T20 World Cups

2. Netherlands 39 vs Sri Lanka (Chattogram, March 2, 2014)

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The Netherlands scored only 39 in just 10.3 overs, the lowest T20 World Cup score ever with Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis scalping three wickets each. It was a disastrous batting performance from the Dutches. Only one batsman, Tom Cooper recorded a score in double-digits. He scored 16 out of those 39 runs. Sri Lanka, easily chased down the target, scoring 40 without any loss in just 5 overs.

3. Netherlands 44 vs Sri Lanka (Sharjah, October 22, 2021)

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The Netherlands faced the Sri Lanka Cricket Team in Sharjah seven years later and were bowled out for 44 in 10 overs with Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga scalping three wickets each. Sri Lanka completed the chase without any problem in just 7.1 overs. 

4. West Indies 55 vs England (Dubai, October 23, 2021)

Lowest Team Totals: Adil Rashid picked up four wickets
Adil Rashid picked up four wickets | Image: X

The explosive West Indian lineup was dismissed for only 55 in 14.2 overs courtesy of Adil Rashid’s sensational four-wicket haul. England capitalized on this by scoring 56/4 in 8.2 overs, securing a comfortable win over the two-time champions.

5. Uganda 58 vs Afghanistan (Guyana, June 4, 2024)

Lowest Team Totals: Uganda were bowled out for 58 in the game against Afghanistan
Uganda were bowled out for 58 in the game against Afghanistan | Image: Associated Press

Uganda had a very poor start to their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, as they were bundled out for a low 58 against a confident Afghan side. Chasing 184, Uganda never tried to compete and Fazalhaq Farooqi had a dream debut as he scalped a fifer for Afghanistan.

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Top 10 Lowest Team Totals in the T20 World Cup history

39 12.0 v West Indies Providence 8 Jun 2024
39 10.3 v Sri Lanka Chattogram 24 Mar 2014
44 10.0 v Sri Lanka Sharjah 22 Oct 2021
55 14.2 v England Dubai (DICS) 23 Oct 2021
58 16.0 v Afghanistan Providence 3 Jun 2024
60 15.3 v Sri Lanka Chattogram 31 Mar 2014
60 10.2 v Afghanistan Sharjah 25 Oct 2021
68 16.4 v West Indies Providence 30 Apr 2010
69 17.0 v Nepal Chattogram 16 Mar 2014
70 15.4 v New Zealand Eden Gardens 26 Mar 2016
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