Lowest Team Totals in Asia Cup History (ODI + T20I Format)

Sometimes the batting line-up fall like cards, registered a below par score.

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Cricket is a team sport and it is vital for each and every player in the team to make the opportunity count in order to achieve desirable or favourable outcomes. When the majority of the players contribute to the team’s scoreboard, then the success rate for the team grows exponentially higher, leading to victory.

In some cases, we have seen teams failing to comprehend the seriousness of the game and end up messing up the plot completely. For instance, when the team loses a couple of wickets in the early stages, it is imperative to steady the ship and fix the leaks quickly, or else the team might be in all sorts of trouble.

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If the team fails to rectify the woes before it’s too late, then they end up getting bowled out for the lowest totals. The Asia Cup competition has witnessed plenty of high-scoring and low-scoring encounters. In this listicle, let’s dive deep into the lowest team totals in Asia Cup history.

Lowest Team Totals in Asia Cup (ODI format)

TeamTotal ScoreIn OversOppositionVenueYear
Sri Lanka5015.2IndiaColombo2023
Bangladesh8734.2PakistanDhaka2000
Bangladesh9435.3PakistanMoratuwa1986
Sri Lanka9641.0IndiaSharjah1984
Bangladesh9945.0IndiaChattogram1988
Nepal10423.4PakistanMultan2023
Hong Kong10545.2BangladeshColombo (SSC)2004
Bangladesh11145.0PakistanChattogram1988
Bangladesh11538.2PakistanKarachi2008
Hong Kong11637.1PakistanDubai2018

1. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka suffered the ignominy of being restricted to the lowest-ever total in Asia Cup history. They were bowled out for 50 against India in the Asia Cup 2023 final in Colombo. Sri Lanka recorded their second-lowest total in ODIs. It is also their lowest-ever total against India. Mohammed Siraj bowled the best spell of his career by registering 6/21. Team India won by 10 wickets to win their 8th Asia Cup title.

2. Bangladesh

Bangladesh cricket team registered an unwanted record after getting bowled out for 87 against Pakistan in their backyard in Dhaka in 2000, which is still the lowest total in the history of the Asia Cup. Batting first, Pakistan posted 320/3 in 50 overs as the likes of Imran Nazir and Mohammad Yousuf scored 80 runs apiece. Bangladesh were skittled out for a paltry total. Abdul Razzaq registered 3/5 in 4 overs.

3. Bangladesh

Bangladesh are yet to win an Asia Cup in their history. Their best performances were finishing as the runners-up of the tournament on 3 occasions but lacked the cutting edge to win a title. They registered the second-lowest total in Asia Cup history after getting bowled out for 94 against Pakistan in Moratuwa in 1986. Wasim Akram took 4 wickets to his credit. Pakistan won the game by 7 wickets.

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4. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka registered an unwanted record in Asia Cup history as they were bowled out for 96 against Team India in Sharjah in 1984. Ranjan Madugalle top-scored with 38 runs but the rest of the batters fell prey to Indian bowlers. Chetan Sharma and Madan Lal bowled superbly well and took three wickets apiece. In reply, India chased down the target in 21.4 overs and won the game by 10 wickets.

5. Bangladesh

Bangladesh registered yet another low-scoring total in the Asia Cup. The Tigers posted 99/8 against India in 1988. Arshad Ayub was the pick of the bowlers for India as he took 3 wickets. In response, India chased down the target in 26 overs and won the game by 9 wickets. Navjot Sindhu starred in the run-chase as he scored a match-winning fifty.

Read More: Highest Team Totals in Asia Cup History (ODI + T20I Format)

Lowest Team Totals in Asia Cup (T20I format)

TeamTotal ScoreIn OversOppositionVenueYear
Hong Kong3810.4PakistanSharjah2022
UAE81/920IndiaMirpur2016
UAE8217.4BangladeshMirpur2016
Pakistan8317.3IndiaMirpur2016

1. Hong Kong

Hong Kong ran through a terrible experience after being bundled out for the lowest team total in Asia Cup history. They recorded their lowest total against Pakistan in Sharjah in Asia Cup 2022. Batting first, Pakistan posted 193/2 in 20 overs with the help of Mohammad Rizwan’s 78 and Fakhar Zaman’s 53. In reply, Hong Kong were skittled out for 38, courtesy of Shadab Khan’s 4/8 in 2.4 overs.

2. UAE

United Arab Emirates recorded the second-lowest total in the history of the Men’s T20I Asia Cup tournament. UAE could post 81/9 in 20 overs against India in Mirpur. Shaiman Anwar top-scored with 43 runs. In response, Team India chased down the target in 10.1 overs. They won the game by nine wickets. Rohit Sharma starred in the run-chase as he chipped in with 39 runs.

3. UAE

UAE recorded the third-lowest team total in the history of the Men’s T20I Asia Cup tourney. Batting first, the Tigers posted 133/8 in their quota of 20 overs with the help of Mohammad Mithun’s 47 and Mahmudullah’s 36. UAE were bowled out for 82. Muhammad Usman top-scored with 30 whereas the rest of the batters were dismissed for cheap scores. Bangladesh won the game by 51 runs.

4. Pakistan

Pakistan recorded the fourth-lowest total in the Men’s T20I Asia Cup tournament. The Green Shirts went through a horrible experience while locking horns with their arch-rivals India in the 2016 edition. They were bowled out for 83 runs. Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers for India as he took 3 wickets. In reply, India won the game by 5 wickets in 15.3 overs. Virat Kohli top-scored with 49 runs.

Read More: Highest Individual Score in Asia Cup History (ODI + T20I Format)

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