Lowest Score Defended in T20 World Cup

Last Modified May 22, 2024 22:35 IST
Sr. No.TeamTotal DefendedOppositionDate
1Sri Lanka119New Zealand31 March 2014
2Afghanistan123West Indies27 March 2016
3New Zealand126India15 March 2016
4South Africa128New Zealand9 June 2009
5South Africa130India16 June 2009


Lowest Defended Score in ICC T20 World Cup


Over the last eight ICC T20 World Cup events, there has been only a solitary occasion of a team defending a total of less than 120 runs. Sri Lanka accomplished that feat in the 2014 edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in a group stage match against the New Zealand cricket team.


After Sri Lanka, Asian Giant Killers Afghanistan hold the record for defending the lowest total in the tournament's history. The Afghanistanis defended 123 against eventual world champions in 2016.


New Zealand holds the record for defending the third-lowest total. The Kiwis defended 126 against India in Nagpur in 2016. South Africa hold the fourth and fifth by virtue of defending 128 and 130 against New Zealand and India respectively in 2009.


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Sri Lanka defended 119 runs against the New Zealand cricket team in 2014.

The Netherlands were bowled out for 39 against the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2014.

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