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Canada shot out for record low

February 19, 2003 15:29 IST

Canada were dismissed for the lowest total in one-day international history on Wednesday, crashing to 36 all out in their Group B match against Sri Lanka in Paarl.

Sri Lanka hit up the required runs in 4.4 overs, losing one wicket in the process.

Left-arm seamer Chaminda Vaas, with three wickets, and new-ball partner Prabath Nissanka, with four, made the most of swinging conditions and some poor batting technique as Canada were bowled out in 18.4 overs.

The North Americans were dismissed for a lower total than the previous mark, Zimbabwe's 38 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2001.

Not one Canada batsman reached double figures, their top-scorers being opener Desmond Chumney and captain Joseph Harris, who both made nine.

The lone Sri Lanka wicket to fall was that of Sanath Jayasuriya, who was leg before to S Thuraisingam for 9.

Jayasuriya's opening partner Marvan Atapatu and Kumara Sangakkara were unbeaten on 24 and four respectively.

Following is a list of the lowest innings totals by a team in World Cup and ODI cricket matches.

One-day internationals:

1. Canada 36 v Sri Lanka 2003

2. Zimbabwe 38 v Sri Lanka 2000

3. Pakistan 43 v West Indies 1993

4. Canada 45 v England 1979

5. India 54 v Sri Lanka 2000

World Cup:

1. Canada 36 v Sri Lanka 2003

2. Canada 45 v England 1979

3. Scotland 68 v West Indies 1999

4. Pakistan 74 v England 1992

5. Namibia 84 v Pakistan Kimberley 2003

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hehe ... good predictions .. but unfortunately india batted first and made 311 ... how sad ... stop criticizing the india team dude .. u ...


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I really appreciate ICC's decision to give chance to teams like Canada and Namibia to play in World Cup and improve their batting and bowling ...


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Well all said and done. Nobody expected Canada to perform out of their skin against the Sri Lankan Team. It is just a beginning for ...


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Next record -India Vs Namibia Namibia- 36 all out India- 32 all out Reasons For India's failure- The Pitch was Bad[as usual] The Ball was ...


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Accepted that Canada scored the lowest ever total. But on the same time we should be looking at Holands' performance. And dont forget that Kenya ...


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