Over the years, teams have put up huge totals in ICC Cricket World Cup clashes. But sometimes all the planning goes for a toss, and some teams even struggle to put respectable scores on the board.

In the 2003 edition, something similar happened to the Canadian team when their batting faltered in front of a strong Sri Lankan bowling attack. Canada could only manage to post 36 runs — the lowest team total in the tournament’s history

And believe me or not, they also have the second-lowest score (45) in this coveted tournament to their name!

So, in this article, let’s take a look at the lowest team scores in ODI World Cup history.

Lowest Team Scores in ODI World Cup

Canada3618.41stSri LankaPaarl19 Feb 2003
Canada4540.31stEnglandManchester13 Jun 1979
Namibia4514.02ndAustraliaPotchefstroom27 Feb 2003
Sri Lanka5519.42ndIndiaMumbai2 Nov 2023
Bangladesh5818.51stWest IndiesMirpur4 Mar 2011
Scotland6831.31stWest IndiesLeicester27 May 1999
Kenya6923.51stNew ZealandChennai20 Feb 2011
Pakistan7440.21stEnglandAdelaide1 Mar 1992
Ireland7727.41stSri LankaSt George’s18 Apr 2007
Bangladesh7828.02ndSouth AfricaMirpur19 Mar 2011

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Key Stats

15: On more than 15 occasions, teams have been bowled out under the team total of 100 runs in this 50-over tournament.

1: Bangladesh is the only team that has been bundled out 9 times under the score of 150 in the World Cup.

2: Canada, Namibia, Bangladesh, and Ireland have failed to cross the mark of 100 runs twice. Bangladesh is the only team to do so at one venue — Mirpur — in a span of 15 days.

3: Sri Lanka, the West Indies, England, and Australia have dismissed their opponents for less than 100 scores 3 times.

19: 2003, the year that saw the lowest total from Canada, had a record 19 scores of less than 150. To date, this is the most in any ODI World Cup edition. 

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