Asia Cup: 5 lowest totals in history of tournament

By Daniel S

September 17, 2023

India and Sri Lanka locked horns in one of the most historic and memorable matches in the ODI history. Both teams played in the final of the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka faced a horrific collapse in the title clash and got all out only on the score of 50 runs in just 15.2 overs.

The reason behind this was none other than the star Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj who scalped a total of 6 wickets, conceding just 21 runs in 7 overs with one maiden. Siraj also got support from fellow pacers, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.

Dasun Shanaka’s men also recorded one of the lowest totals in the history of both and the history of the Asia Cup so far. With said that, here we’ll have a look at the five lowest totals in the history of the Asia Cup, which included Sri Lanka more than once.

Bangladesh – 99 against India, 1988

India and Bangladesh were taking on each other in a match of the Asia Cup 1988. India’s Arshad Ayub bowled a brilliant spell and took 3 wickets. It also helped India to bundle up the Bangladesh only on a low total of 99 runs. The remaining other bowlers of India also claimed one wicket each to their names.

Former Indian opener Navjot Singh Sidhu’s unbeaten half-century powered India to a 9-wicket win over Bangladesh as 24 overs were left in the second innings.