Cricket is more than a sport in India; it’s something that unites millions. With its rich history and passionate following, the Indian cricket team has consistently been a powerhouse in the world of cricket. However, no team is immune to moments of vulnerability, and one such instance etched in the annals of cricket history is India lowest score in ODI. In this article, we will take a detailed look at that rare blemish, exploring the circumstances, emotions, and lessons that came from this memorable match.
India lowest score in ODI
Here are the details of India lowest score in ODI.
|1.||29 Oct 2000||54||Sri Lanka||Sharjah|
|2.||8 Jan 1981||63||Australia||Sydney|
|3.||24 Dec 1986||78||Sri Lanka||Kanpur|
|4.||13 Oct 1978||79||Pakistan||Sialkot|
|5.||10 Aug 2010||88||New Zealand||Dambulla|
|6.||22 Nov 2006||91||South Africa||Durban|
|7.||31 Jan 2019||92||New Zealand||Hamilton|
|8.||14 Jan 2000||100||Australia||Sydney|
|9.||16 Nov 1993||100||West Indies||Ahmedabad|
|10.||22 Aug 2010||103||Sri Lanka||Dambulla|
|11.||29 Aug 2008||103||Sri Lanka||Colombo|
|12.||17 Jun 2014||105||Bangladesh||Mirpur|
|13.||1 Jan 2003||108||New Zealand||Christchurch|
|14.||26 Dec 2002||108||New Zealand||Auckland|
|15.||10 Dec 2017||112||Sri Lanka||Dharamsala|
54 vs Sri Lanka, 29 October 2000, Sharjah
India lowest score so far is 54 runs. Which was made by India in the match played against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on 29 October 2000. In this match, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 299 runs in which Sanath Jayasuriya played an amazing inning of 189 runs. India could not do anything in this match. India’s opening batsmen Ganguly and Sachin could score only 3 and 5 runs.
63 vs Australia, 8 January 1981, Sydney
The next match in the list of India lowest score in ODI is against Australia. In this match played in Sydney on 8 January 1981, India, batting first, was able to score only 63 runs. Australia’s bowlers were in their best form in this match, Greg Chappell took 5 wickets for Australia. Australia won this match by 9 wickets.
78 vs Sri Lanka, 24 December 1986, Kanpur
India made its 3rd lowest score in the match played against India and Sri Lanka on 24 December 1986. This match was interrupted due to rain due to which only 46-overs-a-side match was played. Batting first, Sri Lanka had scored 195 runs, in response to which India could score only 78 runs. In this match, Arjuna Ranatunga scored 31 runs for Sri Lanka and also took 4 wickets, for which he also received the Man of the Match award.
79 vs Pakistan, 13 October 1978, Sialkot
The next match in the list of India lowest score in ODI is against Pakistan. This match was played on 13 October 1978. This was the period when ODI cricket had just started, rather this was the 55th ODI match in the world of ODI cricket. India batted first and it was not good, India could only score 79. Pakistan won this match by 8 wickets.
88 vs New Zealand, 10 August 2010, Dambulla
India made its 5th lowest score in the match played in Dambulla on 10 August 2010. This match was played between India and New Zealand. New Zealand, batting first, scored 288 runs, in response to which India was able to score only 88 runs in 29.3 overs. For New Zealand, Ross Taylor scored 95 runs and Scott Styris scored 89 runs. Ross Taylor was the Man of the Match for his excellent performance.
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FAQ on India lowest score in ODI
Question 1. What is the lowest score of India in ODI?
Answer: 54 against Srilanka
Question 2. What is the lowest score in ODI history?
Answer: Zimbabwe – 35 against Srilanka in 2004 at Harare.
Question 3. What is the highest ODI score?
Answer: England – 498/4 against Netherlands in 2022 at Amstelveen.