Top 10: Lowest Team Totals Successfully Defended in T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka’s score of 199-all-out in Chattogram in a 2014 World Cup match against New Zealand is the lowest first innings score successfully defended by any team in a complete T20 match.

Overall in the format, the record belongs to Nigeria, when the African side successfully defended their score of 90/10 against Sierra Leone in 2021. Check the top ten here.

This article will list the top ten first innings scores successfully defended in a T20 World Cup match.

Lowest Team Scores Defended Successfully in T20 World Cup

119/10Sri LankaNew Zealand60/10Chattogram2014
123/7AfghanistanWest Indies117/8Nagpur2016
126/7New ZealandIndia79/10Nagpur2016
128/7South AfricaNew Zealand127/5Lord's2009
130/5South AfricaIndia118/8Nottingham2009
133/7New ZealandPakistan132/7Bridgetown2010
137/6West IndiesSri Lanka101/10Colombo2012
138/9West IndiesIreland68/10Providence2010

Key Stats

South Africa ranks thrice in the top ten list, whereas New Zealand and the two-times World Champions, West Indies, are part of two instances each.

Three venues, Chattogram (Bangladesh), Nagpur (India), and Bridgetown (West Indies), have proved to be difficult chasing grounds as they have recorded two instances each.

It was also 2010 when the T20 World Cup was held in West Indies; we have the highest number of entrants from that year – 3.

India and New Zealand are placed twice on the receiving end (teams who failed to chase the lowest totals).

Related: Highest Individual Scores in T20 World Cup

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