Lowest team totals (scores) in Twenty20 cricket matches
Netherlands holds the record of lowest team total in T20 cricket matches.. In twenty20 cricket, there're more chances of seeing sixes over after over than in one day internationals or test cricket cause batsmen play more freely in this shortest version than they do otherwise. Yuvraj Singh of India has already hit six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad of England and more batters will touch it soon.

Naturally, teams getting out for low scores in T20 cricket is equally more probable than in other two formats. why? don't we know free-ness leads of failures.

4 August 2008, 1st Semi-final of World T20 cup qualifiers, Belfast in Ireland where home team elected to field first and cleaned up visitors for just 67 runs. Only two batsmen {Steve Tikolo (13) & Thomas Odoyo (10)} could reach double figure mark other than extras which added 12. Who were the unplayable bowlers? Swing bowlers Peter Connell, AR Cusack and Kevin O'Brien took couple of wickets each while Andre Botha picked up three scalps. Interestingly, Ireland too had a troubled batting time, reaching their target with just 4 wickets and 5 ball in hand!

That Kenyan humiliation stayed on for over five years until Netherlands qualified for main rounds of ICC Word T20 2014 and met mighty Sri Lankans in first game, only to be wrapped up for 39 runs inside 11 overs. This time, captain Angelo Mathews and Ajantha Mendis were chief destroyers while Lasith Malinga got two wickets and Nuwan Kulasekara one.

Can Netherlands record be broken? what a nightmare day it will be for that team!

Also see : Highest T20 totals | Highest score by a batsman | Best bowlings.
Lowest scores (totals) by a team in Twenty20 match.
Team Score Overs RR Versus Venue Date
Netherlands 39 10.3 3.71 Sri Lanka Chittagong 24 Mar 2014
Kenya 56 18.4 3.00 Afghanistan Sharjah 30 Sep 2013
New Zealand 60 15.3 3.87 Sri Lanka Chittagong 31 Mar 2014
Kenya 67 17.2 3.86 Ireland Belfast 4 Aug 2008
Ireland 68 16.4 4.08 West Indies Guyana 30 Apr 2010
Nepal 69 17.4 3.90 Netherlands A'veen 1 Jul 2015
Hong Kong 69 17.0 4.08 Nepal Chittagong 16 Mar 2014
Bangladesh 70 15.4 4.44 New Zealand Kolkata 26 Mar 2016
Bermuda 70 20.0 3.50 Canada Belfast 5 Aug 2008
Kenya 71 19.0 3.73 Ireland Dubai 14 May 2012
Nepal 72 20.0 3.60 Hong Kong Colombo 24 Nov 2014
Afghanistan 72 17.1 4.20 Bangladesh Mirpur 16 Mar 2014
Kenya 73 16.5 4.33 New Zealand Durban 12 Sep 2007
UAE 73 16.4 4.38 Netherlands Dubai 3 Feb 2016
India 74 17.3 4.22 Australia Melbourne 1 Feb 2008
Pakistan 74 19.1 3.88 Australia Dubai 10 Sep 2012
Canada 75 19.2 3.87 Zimbabwe King City 13 Oct 2008
Kenya 78 18.5 4.14 Scotland Aberdeen 4 Jul 2013
Bangladesh 78 17.3 4.45 New Zealand Hamilton 3 Feb 2010
West Indies 79/7 20.0 3.95 Zimbabwe Port of Spain 28 Feb 2010
India 79 18.1 4.40 New Zealand Nagpur 15 Mar 2016
Australia 79 14.3 5.44 England S'pton 13 Jun 2005
England 80 14.4 5.30 India Colombo 23 Sep 2012
Afghanistan 80 17.2 4.50 England Colombo 21 Sep 2012
Afghanistan 80 16.0 5.00 South Africa Barbados 5 May 2010
New Zealand 80 15.5 5.05 Pakistan Christchurch 30 Dec 2010
Scotland 81 15.4 5.17 South Africa The Oval 7 Jun 2009
New Zealand 81 17.3 4.62 Sri Lanka Florida 23 May 2010
UAE 81/9 20.0 4.05 India Mirpur 3 Mar 2016
Pakistan 82 17.5 4.59 West Indies Mirpur 1 Apr 2014
Sri Lanka 82 18.0 4.55 India Vizag 14 Feb 2016
UAE 82 17.4 4.66 Bangladesh Mirpur 26 Feb 2016
Bangladesh 83 15.5 5.24 Sri Lanka Jo'burg 18 Sep 2007
Pakistan 83 17.3 5.53 India Dhaka 27 Feb 2016
Zimbabwe 84 15.1 5.53 New Zealand Guyana 4 May 2010
Bangladesh 85/9 20.0 4.25 Pakistan Dhaka 29 Nov 2011

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