What are the lowest scores in ODI Cricket? There have been plenty of matches over the years where teams have failed to reach even the lowest score in ODI Cricket, so we’ve collected some of the most disappointing low scores that qualify as lowest scores in ODI Cricket – or at least they would have if they were all valid scores. Join us as we take a look at five of the biggest upsets to happen on the cricket field, then let us know if you think any of these were bigger than others by leaving a comment at the bottom of this article!

Lowest Scores in ODI Cricket

Zimbabwe holds the record for lowest score in One Day Internationals (ODIs). The match took place in Harare in April 2004. Zimbabwe scored 35 runs, with the highest individual score of 7 runs by opening batsman Dion Ebrahim. They lost the match with 9 wickets. Sri Lanka chased down their target of 9.2 overs with only 1 wicket loss and 40.4 overs to spare. No Zimbabwe batsman could reach double figures after It was a disappointing display from Zimbabwe after being bowled out for just 35 against. 17 years have passed since then but that remains Zimbabwe’s lowest total ever in ODIs. Here is the list of

Lowest totals in ODI Cricket
# Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date
1 Zimbabwe 35 18 1.94 1 v Sri Lanka Harare 25-Apr-04
2 U.S.A. 35 12 2.91 1 v Nepal Kirtipur 12-Feb-20
3 Canada 36 18.4 1.92 1 v Sri Lanka Paarl 19-Feb-03
4 Zimbabwe 38 15.4 2.42 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 08-Dec-01
5 Sri Lanka 43 20.1 2.13 2 v South Africa Paarl 11-Jan-12
6 Pakistan 43 19.5 2.16 1 v West Indies Cape Town 25-Feb-93
7 Zimbabwe 44 24.5 1.77 1 v Bangladesh Chattogram 03-Nov-09
8 Canada 45 40.3 1.11 1 v England Manchester 13-Jun-79
9 Namibia 45 14 3.21 2 v Australia Potchefstroom 27-Feb-03
10 India 54 26.3 2.03 2 v Sri Lanka Sharjah 29-Oct-00


The most disappointing batting collapses have all occurred in limited-overs cricket and, as a result, have led to defeats for their respective team. Being a cricket fan can be disappointing, especially when you watch your team lose. Sometimes they’re so close to winning, but they just can’t seal it. There have been a few games where teams were expected to win by large margins but ended up losing after being behind throughout most of the game.  It can be frustrating, but it makes for good conversation and a reason to play another game! These are some of our picks for the Top 10 Lowest scores in ODI Cricket. We hope that watching these games make up for any disappointment.