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Five disasters in World T20

March 25, 2014 09:37 IST

Five disasters in World T20



Sri Lanka dismissed Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever T20 International innings total. In fact three of the lowest totals in the World T20 have come in this edition.

Sri Lanka shot out a hapless Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever T20 International innings total, in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 Chittagong on Monday.

Put into bat, the Netherlands could survive for just 10.3 overs as their batsmen were simply run over by the Lankan bowlers.

Only one batsman Tom Copper could reach double digit figure of 16 while five of them were dismissed for nought as Dutch batsmen made a procession to the dressing room at Zahur
Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

This was the lowest ever T20 International innings total, the earlier lowest being the 56 scored by Kenya while chasing a target of 163 against Afghanistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium
in September last year.

Here's a look at the lowest totals ever in the World T20.

Image: Timm van der Gugten of the Netherlands leaves the field after his team is bowled out for 39 runs
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images


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68 (16.4 overs)

Ireland vs West Indies, 2010

Batting first at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, the West Indies had managed just 138.

Many thought it wasn't enough. They were proved wrong.

For Ireland made the total seem like a mountain to climb.

Ravi Rampaul and Darren Sammy took three wickets apiece as the hosts won comprehensively.


69 (17 overs)

Hong Kong vs Nepal, 2014

This also happened in the ongoing tournament, albeit in the qualifiers.

Nepal managed 149 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Thereafter, Basant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan took three wickets apiece to ensure the upstarts an 80-run win.

Image: Dwayne Bravo of West Indies celebrates the wicket of Trent Johnston of Ireland v Guyana
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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72 (17.1 overs)

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 2014

Another batting debacle in the ongoing tournament, this happened in a Group A qualifier.

The hosts spun a web around the upstarts, Shakib Al Hasan taking three wickets and Abdur Razzak two.

Anamul Haque's quickfire 44 meant Bangladesh won with eight overs to spare at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Image: A despondent Afghanistan fan
Photographs: Francois Nel/Getty Images

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73 (16.5 overs)

Kenya vs New Zealand, 2007

This happened in the inaugural edition of the tournament.

New Zealand, the only team to beat eventual champions India in the competition, had another high in the tournament.

Mark Gillepsie had figures of four for seven in the match at Durban and he was well supported by Shane Bond, Chris Martin and Daniel Vettori, each picking up a couple of wickets.

The Black Caps won by nine wickets, with more than 12 overs to spare.

Image: Steve Tikolo of Kenya leaves the field as the New Zealand team celebrate his wicket
Photographs: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

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