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Ashes Lowest Total

England and Australia began their Test cricket rivalry, called Ashes in 1882. The Ashes series over the years have seen some brilliant bowling performances.


Ashes Lowest Innings Total (In a single Innings)


Australia has the dubious record of scoring the top 3 lowest innings scores in the Ashes. The lowest remains 36 at Birmingham in the 1902 series. The next two are 42 and 44 in Sydney and London respectively, both coming in the 19th century.


The fourth lowest and the fifth lowest totals belong to England. They were dismissed for 45 and 52 at Sydney and London.


Here are the 5 lowest innings totals in Ashes:


Sr. No.TeamVenueInnings totalAshes series
1AustraliaBirmingham361902
2AustraliaSydney421887/88
3AustraliaLondon (KO)441896
4EnglandSydney451887/88
5EnglandLondon (KO)521948


Ashes Lowest Team Total (In a single match)


While some of these records were registered due to a batting collapse in either of the innings in the Test, the upcoming records were created because of poor batting in both the innings.


England have the record of having the lowest aggregate in an Ashes Test. They scored just 115 runs with 53 in the first and 62 runs in the second innings of the Lord’s Test in 1888.


Here is the list of teams with lowest match aggregates in an Ashes Test:


Sr. No.TeamVenue1st innings2nd inningsMatch aggregateAshes series
1EnglandLondon (Lord's)53621151888
2AustraliaSydney42821241887/88
3EnglandSydney65721371894/95
4AustraliaManchester81701511888
5EnglandMelbourne611011621903/04


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