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CWC 2023: 5 Lowest team totals in the ODI World Cup history

Team India showcased an extraordinary display of dominance in the ODI format as they crushed Sri Lanka by a staggering 302 runs in their ODI World Cup 2023 encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, November 2. The Men in Blue’s remarkable form has propelled them to the top of the World Cup points table.

Top 5 lowest team totals in ODI World Cup history

Over the years, the ICC Cricket World Cup has witnessed memorable matches, both for record-breaking feats and some less desirable ones where teams were bundled out for remarkably low scores. Here are the top 5 lowest team totals in ODI World Cup history:

5. Bangladesh – 58 runs against West Indies(ICC Cricket World Cup 2011)

Bangladesh vs West Indies, 2011 ODI World Cup
Bangladesh vs West Indies, 2011 ODI World Cup (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Date: March 4, 2011.
  • Venue: Mirpur, Bangladesh.
  • In a game against West Indies, Bangladesh struggled to score, posting only 58 runs. West Indies efficiently chased down the target, winning by nine wickets with 226 balls to spare.

4. Sri Lanka – 55 runs against India (ICC Cricket World Cup 2023)

India vs Sri Lanka. ODI World Cup 2023
India vs Sri Lanka. ODI World Cup 2023 (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Date: November 2, 2023.
  • Venue: Mumbai, India.
  • Sri Lanka faced India in the 2023 World Cup and struggled to find their rhythm, managing just 55 runs in 19.4 overs while chasing 358. India displayed their dominance by winning the match by 302 runs, with Mohammed Shami receiving the Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance.

3. Canada – 45 runs against England (Prudential World Cup 1979)

Canada vs England, 1979 ODI World Cup
Canada vs England, 1979 ODI World Cup (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Date: June 13-14, 1979.
  • Venue: Manchester, England.
  • During the Prudential World Cup 1979, Canada faced England, and it was a one-sided contest. Canada struggled to score, posting only 45 runs, while England comfortably chased down the target, winning by eight wickets with 277 balls to spare.

Also READ: CWC 2023: Top 5 highest run-chases in ODI World Cup history

2. Namibia – 45 runs against Australia (ICC Cricket World Cup 2003)

Australia vs Namibia, 2003 ODI World Cup
Australia vs Namibia, 2003 ODI World Cup (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Date: February 27, 2003.
  • Venue: Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  • In a one-sided encounter, Australia posted 301 runs for the loss of six wickets against Namibia. Namibia could only manage 45 runs in response, and Australia won by a massive 256-run margin.

1. Canada – 36 runs against Sri Lanka (ICC Cricket World Cup 2003)

Canada vs Sri Lanka, 2003 ODI World Cup
Canada vs Sri Lanka, 2003 ODI World Cup (Image Source: Twitter)
  • Date: February 19, 2003.
  • Venue: Paarl, South Africa.
  • In a historic match during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003, Canada faced Sri Lanka. Canada had a challenging time with the bat, managing only 36 runs, the lowest total in ODI World Cup history. Sri Lanka easily chased down the target, winning by nine wickets with 272 balls left to spare, showcasing their complete control over the game.

Also READ: CWC 2023: Top 6 biggest upsets in ODI World Cup history

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