In today’s Asia Cup India vs. Srilanka on 17 September 2023, we highlight the five all-time lowest cricket scores of teams in Asia Cup history. Recent performances from Sri Lanka and historic matches from Bangladesh take center stage in these surprising moments.
1. Srilanka Lowest 50 runs against India in 2023
In a shocking final of Asia Cup 2023, Sri Lanka scored the lowest score ever recorded in Asia Cup history during the 2023 final against India. Sri Lanka scored 50 runs in 15.2 overs in the final match against India. The intense pressure from the Indian bowlers, especially Mohammed Siraj (6 wickets), had a major role in this dismal performance. The specifics of the lowest score in Asia Cup history have been left to discussions in various cricket forums and among fans on social media.
2. Bangladesh: 87 (against Pakistan, Dhaka 2000)
Bangladesh recorded the minimum score in the annals of the Asia Cup. Trying to reach a goal of 321 runs vs. Pakistan in a 2000 Asia Cup group game at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh managed just 87 runs in 34.2 overs. Abdul Razzaq wreaked havoc on the Bangladeshi batsmen, taking 3 wickets for just 5 runs in 4 overs. Habibul Bashar led the score with 23 runs.
3. Bangladesh: 94 (against Pakistan, Moratuwa 1986)
Bangladesh comes in again, this time scoring a mere 94 runs. Facing Pakistan in the Asia Cup 1986 group stage, the brilliance of Wasim Akram’s bowling, taking 4/19, reduced the Bangladeshi team to 95. Pakistan successfully reached the target in less than 33 overs, losing only 3 wickets. This score is the third smallest in Asia Cup history.
4. Sri Lanka: 96 (against India, Sharjah 1984)
Sri Lanka’s 96 sits as the 4th lowest total in Asia Cup’s records. Setting a total, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 97 in 41 overs. Indian bowlers Madan Lal and Chetan Sharma were the stars, taking 3 wickets apiece. India dominated the game, winning by 10 wickets.
5. Bangladesh: 99 (against India, Chattogram 1988)
Bangladesh appears for the third time on this list of lowest scores in the Asia Cup. In October 1988 at the M.A.Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh started but managed to set only a 100-run total in 45 overs. India secured the victory with a lead of 9 wickets in just 26 overs.
5) Nepal: 105 (against Pakistan, Multan 2023)
The newest entry is Nepal in their Asia Cup debut in 2023. Nepal set a total of 105 runs in 23.4 overs facing Pakistan in the tournament’s first game in Multan. Mohammad Rizwan’s impressive unbeaten 100 runs ensured Pakistan’s dominant nine-wicket victory. Nepal displayed growth in the subsequent games but didn’t make it to the Super Four round.