Lowest Score Defended In T20 World Cup History
|1||Sri Lanka||119||New Zealand||31 March 2014|
|2||Afghanistan||123||West Indies||27 March 2016|
|3||New Zealand||126||India||15 March 2016|
|4||South Africa||128||New Zealand||9 June 2009|
|5||South Africa||130||India||16 June 2009|
Lowest Score Defended in T20 World Cup: T20 World Cup is one of the most exciting and thrilling tournaments in the world of cricket. In this format of the game, teams have to be at their best in all aspects of the game, be it batting, bowling, or fielding, to come out on top. One of the most fascinating aspects of T20 cricket is the unpredictability of the game, and this is especially true when it comes to defending low scores.
In the T20 World Cup, we have seen many instances where teams have defended low scores, much to the surprise of the cricketing world. The lowest score defended in the history of the T20 World Cup is 119 runs, which was defended by Sri Lanka against New Zealand in the 2014 edition of the World Cup.
In the 30th match of the T20 World Cup 2014, New Zealand won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. Sri Lanka lost all their wickets at a score of 119 runs in 19.2 overs, no one from the team scored 30+ runs.
In response, New Zealand failed to chase this low total. They got all their wickets in just 60 runs in 15.3 overs. Only Kane Williamson scored 42 runs in 43 balls, no one else scored even 10+ runs from NZ’s side.
We have shared the list of the top 5 lowest scores defended in T20 World Cup history. The second lowest score is 123 which is defended by Afghanistan against West Indies in T20 World Cup 2016.