T20 WC Lowest Scores: 2014 Gets 6th Big Nation Below 100

After already being the King of below 100 team totals, 2014 T20 World Cup produced two such scores on same day on March 31st followed by another one on April 1st to increase the record tally to 7 instances of lowest T20 scores in World Cups, giving it one more reason to be the best World Cup. Among 53 instances of teams scoring below 100 runs in T20 internationals, T20 World Cups have witnessed 21 such innings. Overall, in World Cups while 6 test playing nations have scored below 100 runs, only two associates have the distinction of bowling the opponent out below 100 runs. Afghanistan is the softest target, while Sri Lanka and South Africa are the most ruthless in World Cups. Check the complete record of who scored below 100 runs, who bowled them out, the lowest scores, the hunted nations and the hunters.

In overall T20 matches, India is the only team to have been bowled out only once below 100 runs (74 vs Australia, Melbourne, 2008). Interestingly, they have bowled out two opponents below 100 runs that too in World Cup, including Australia.

2014 T20 WC: Tournament Fixture and Results

Countries Scoring Below 100 in T20 World Cups
Afghanistan leads the chart as on 13 occasions Associates have been bowled out below 100 runs. Surprisingly 6 of the test playing nations have also earned the dubious record. Bangladesh has been bowled out twice below 100 runs.

    3 Afghanistan
    2 Kenya, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Netherlands, New Zealand, England
    1 Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Australia, Pakistan

Countries Bowling Opponents Below 100 in T20 World Cups
Nepal and Netherlands are the only associates who have bowled out opponents below 100 runs in T20 WC, while Sri Lanka have achieved the feat four times each in the list of big hunters. All the test playing nations have hunted opponents at least once.

    4 Sri Lanka
    3 South Africa, West Indies
    2 Pakistan, New Zealand, India
    1 Australia, England, Bangladesh, Nepal, Netherlands

Team Total below 100 in T20 World Cups
Overall on 21 occasions 12 teams have been restricted below 100 runs. While other occasions saw teams bowled out, Zimbabwe is the only team that batted 20 overs without reaching 100 runs.

    1. 39 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka 2014
    2. 60/9 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2014
    3. 68 Ireland vs West Indies 2010
    4. 69 Hong Kong vs Nepal 2014
    5. 72 Afghanistan vs Bangladesh 2014
    6. 73 Kenya vs New Zealand 2007
    7. 80 Afghanistan vs England 2012
    8. 80 Afghanistan vs South Africa 2010
    9. 80 England vs India 2012
    10. 81 Scotland vs South Africa 2009
    11. 82 Pakistan vs West Indies 2014
    12. 83 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2007
    13. 84 Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 2010
    14. 86 Australia vs India 2014
    15. 87 SL vs Australia 2010
    16. 88 Kenya vs Sri Lanka 2007
    17. 88 England vs Netherlands 2014
    18. 93/8 Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2012
    19. 93 Netherlands vs Pakistan 2009
    20. 98 Bangladesh vs West Indies 2014
    21. 99 New Zealand vs Pakistan 2009

Team Total below 100 in Every World Cups
Including 2014, every T20 World Cup has produced at least 3 team totals below 100 runs. 2014 has been the best for bowlers with record number of below 100 scores.
2007

    73 Kenya vs New Zealand
    83 Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
    88 Kenya vs Sri Lanka

2009

    81 Scotland vs South Africa
    93 Netherlands vs Pakistan
    99 New Zealand vs Pakistan

2010

    68 Ireland vs West Indies
    80 Afghanistan vs South Africa
    84 Zimbabwe vs New Zealand
    87 Sri Lanka vs Australia

2012

    80 Afghanistan vs England 2012
    80 England vs India 2012
    93/8 Zimbabwe vs South Africa 2012

2014

    39 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka
    69 Hong Kong vs Nepal
    72 Afghanistan vs Bangladesh
    98 Bangladesh vs West Indies
    86 Australia vs India
    88 England vs Netherlands
    60/9 New Zealand* vs Sri Lanka
    82 Pakistan vs West Indies 2014

Corey Anderson was unable to bat and New Zealand lost 9 wickets in 15.3 overs.

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