The Indian cricket team is a formidable force in 50-over games and is considered one of the top teams in this format. They are particularly favored in the ICC tournament for 50-over games. India's ODI journey began in 1974 when they played their first match against England at Headingley, Leeds. Since then, they have established themselves as a dominant force in the sport.
Despite their success, the Indian team has also experienced failures and unwanted records throughout their long history. They have been bowled out for a total of less than 100 runs on eight occasions, which is a testament to their occasional struggles. In this article, we will examine India's lowest score in ODI cricket.
|1||54||26.3||Sri Lanka||Sharjah||29 Oct 2000|
|2||63||25.5||Australia||Sydney||8 Jan 1981|
|3||78||24.1||Sri Lanka||Kanpur||24 Dec 1986|
|4||79||34.2||Pakistan||Sialkot||13 Oct 1978|
|5||88||29.3||New Zealand||Dambulla||10 Aug 2010|
|6||91||29.1||South Africa||Durban||22 Nov 2006|
|7||92||30.6||New Zealand||Hamilton||31 Jan 2019|
|8||100||36.3||Australia||Sydney||14 Jan 2000|
|9||100||28.3||West Indies||Ahmedabad||16 Nov 1993|
|10||103||33.4||Sri Lanka||Dambulla||22 Aug 2010|
The Indian cricket team's dismal performance against Sri Lanka in an ODI match has left fans and experts stunned. India was all out for just 54 runs, their lowest score in ODI cricket history. It was a shocking collapse that saw the Indian batsmen struggle to handle the Sri Lankan bowling attack, losing wickets at regular intervals. This defeat highlights the vulnerability of the Indian team's batting lineup in unfamiliar conditions.
While Sri Lanka's bowlers deserve credit for their impressive performance, India's batsmen failed to show the necessary resilience and adaptability. This result serves as a wake-up call for the Indian team, and they will need to regroup and reassess their strategies to bounce back in the remaining matches.
The 9th match of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, held at the SCG, witnessed a disappointing performance by the Indian cricket team. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, India struggled to put up a competitive total as they were bowled out for just 63 runs by the Australian bowling attack. Their batting display was woeful, and they lost their last six wickets for just 13 runs. This was one of India's lowest scores in ODI cricket history, and it made for a one-sided match.
Australia, chasing the meager target, reached it comfortably in just 21 overs with nine wickets to spare and 174 balls remaining. The highlight of the match was the performance of Greg Chappell, who scored an unbeaten 33 runs and also picked up five wickets for just 15 runs. He was named the "Man of the Match" for his outstanding all-round display, which played a significant role in Australia's victory.
The first match of the five-match series between India and Sri Lanka took place in Kanpur on December 24th, 1986. India won the toss and elected to bowl first, delivering an impressive performance with the ball. The match was reduced to 46 overs due to unforeseen circumstances, and Sri Lanka managed to score only 195/8. Maninder Singh picked up three wickets, while Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma took two each, keeping the Sri Lankan total in check.
However, India's batting was disappointing as they lost early wickets and failed to recover from the setbacks. The Sri Lankan bowlers put up a strong performance, and India was eventually bowled out for just 78 runs, losing the match by 117 runs. Arjuna Ranatunga was the star performer, picking up 4/14 with the ball and earning the "Man of the Match" award for his contribution to Sri Lanka's victory.
In a match played in Sialkot, Pakistan on 13th October 1978, India suffered a crushing defeat as they were all out for a paltry score of 79 runs in just 34.2 overs. It was a dismal performance by the Indian batting line-up, as they struggled to cope with the Pakistan bowling attack.
Pakistan's bowlers were too good for the Indian batsmen on the day, and their efforts were highlighted by Sarfraz Nawaz, who took five wickets for just 26 runs. In response, Pakistan chased down the target comfortably in just 18.4 overs, winning the match by eight wickets. It was a disappointing outing for the Indian team, who failed to put up a fight in the face of a strong performance by Pakistan.
The first match of the Tri-Series in Sri Lanka, held at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on August 10, 2010, saw India take on New Zealand. However, it was a forgettable outing for India, as they were bowled out for a meager total of 88 runs in just 29.3 overs. New Zealand dominated the match and won it convincingly by a margin of 200 runs.
Ross Taylor and Scott Styris played pivotal roles for New Zealand, scoring half-centuries each, and helping their team post a daunting total of 288 runs. India began the match on a positive note, putting pressure on the New Zealand batsmen in the early overs. However, they failed to maintain their momentum and collapsed in their chase, slumping to an embarrassing all-out total.
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