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Lowest Totals in ODI World Cup history | Lowest team scores of all time in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

Canada hold the top two lowest totals in the ODI Cricket World Cup history. Their record lowest ODI World Cup total is 36 all out vs Sri Lanka during a Group Stage match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 11.10.2023
Lowest Totals in ODI World Cup history

While teams always dream of the big totals, the lowest totals' achievements are the nightmares for them. 

In this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup records article, we are going through the lowest total records.

Apart from the lowest successfully defended total, other lowest totals aren’t memorable for such teams. 

In the ODI World Cup history, we have also seen some lowest totals, including thrilling defends.

Article Contents

  • What is the lowest score in World Cup

    • List of lowest totals

  • What is the lowest first innings score in World Cup

  • List of lowest first batting totals

  • What is the lowest second innings score in World Cup

    • List of lowest second batting totals

  • What is the lowest score for the hosts in World Cup

    • List of lowest totals for hosts

  • What is the lowest total defended in ODI World Cup

    • List of lowest defended totals

    NOTE: Lowest score/lowest total means the lowest completed total for a team


    Lowest team scores of all time in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup


    Q. What is the lowest score in the World Cup?

    A. Canada hold the top two lowest totals in the ODI Cricket World Cup history. Their record lowest ODI World Cup total is 36 all out vs Sri Lanka during a Group Stage match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.


    ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of lowest totals (Top 10)


    Team

    Total (Overs)

    Opposition

    Venue

    Date

    Canada

    36 (18.4)

    Sri Lanka

    Paarl

    19 February 2003

    Canada

    45 (40.3)

    England

    Manchester

    13 June 1979

    Namibia

    45 (14)

    Australia

    Potchefstroom

    27 February 2003

    Bangladesh

    58 (18.5)

    West Indies

    Mirpur

    4 March 2011

    Scotland

    68 (31.3)

    West Indies

    Leicester

    27 May 1999

    Kenya

    69 (23.5)

    New Zealand

    Chennai

    20 February 2011

    Pakistan

    74 (40.2)

    England

    Adelaide

    1 March 1992

    Ireland

    77 (27.4)

    Sri Lanka

    St George's

    18 April 2007

    Bangladesh

    78 (28)

    South Africa

    Mirpur

    19 March 2011

    Bermuda

    78 (24.4)

    Sri Lanka

    Port of Spain

    15 March 2007

    (Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)


    Q. What is the lowest first innings score in the World Cup?

    A. Canada hold the lowest first innings total records in the ODI World Cup history, with 36 all out vs Sri Lanka in a Group Stage game at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.


    ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of lowest first batting totals (Top 5)


    Team

    Total (Overs)

    Opposition

    Venue

    Date

    Canada

    36 (18.4)

    Sri Lanka

    Paarl

    19 February 2003

    Canada

    45 (40.3)

    England

    Manchester

    13 June 1979

    Bangladesh

    58 (18.5)

    West Indies

    Mirpur

    4 March 2011

    Scotland

    68 (31.3)

    West Indies

    Leicester

    27 May 1999

    Kenya

    69 (23.5)

    New Zealand

    Chennai

    20 February 2011

    (Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)


    Q. What is the lowest second innings score in the World Cup?

    A. Namibia hold the lowest second batting total record in the ODI Cricket World Cup history. They scored 45 all out against Australia in a Group Stage match during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.


    ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of lowest second batting totals (Top 5)


    Team

    Total (Overs)

    Opposition

    Venue

    Date

    Namibia

    45 (14)

    Australia

    Potchefstroom

    27 February 2003

    Bangladesh

    78 (28)

    South Africa

    Mirpur

    19 March 2011

    Bermuda

    78 (24.4)

    Sri Lanka

    Port of Spain

    15 March 2007

    Namibia

    84 (17.4)

    Pakistan

    Kimberley

    16 February 2003

    West Indies

    93 (35.2)

    Kenya

    Pune

    29 February 1196

    (Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)


    Q. What is the lowest score for the hosts in the World Cup?

    A. Bangladesh have the top two lowest ODI World Cup totals as the hosts. The record is 58 all out against West Indies during a Group Stage game at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.


    ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of lowest totals for hosts (Top 5)


    Team

    Total (Overs)

    Opposition

    Venue

    Date

    Bangladesh

    58 (18.5)

    West Indies

    Mirpur

    4 March 2011

    Bangladesh

    78 (28)

    South Africa

    Mirpur

    19 March 2011

    England

    93 (36.2)

    Australia

    Leeds

    18 June 1975

    England

    103 (41)

    South Africa

    The Oval

    22 May 1999

    Scotland

    121 (42.1)

    New Zealand

    Edinburgh

    31 May 1999

    (Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)


    Q. What is the lowest total defended in the ODI World Cup?

    A. The lowest successfully defended total record in the ODI World Cup history is 134 runs by Zimbabwe against England at the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992.


    ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup: List of lowest defended totals (Top 5)


    Team

    Total (Overs)

    Opposition

    Venue

    Date

    Zimbabwe

    134 (46.1)

    England

    Albury

    18 March 1992

    England

    165/9 (60)

    Pakistan

    Leeds

    16 June 1979

    Kenya

    166 (49.3)

    West Indies

    Pune

    29 February 1996

    England

    171 (45.4)

    South Africa

    Chennai

    6 March 2011

    Canada

    180 (49.1)

    Bangladesh

    Durban

    11 February 2003

    (Updated till ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)

     

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