Lowest score defended in T20I: The inexperience in the Indian batting lineup was exposed by the Sri Lankan bowlers tonight.
During the third T20I of the ongoing India’s tour of Sri Lanka in Colombo, India captain Shikhar Dhawan’s decision of batting first after winning the toss backfired to an unprecedented extent.
Playing with arguably their most-weakest T20I batting lineup, India never really got going at the R Premdasa Stadium tonight. As a result, Sri Lanka restricted them to their third-lowest T20 score of 81/8 in 20 overs.
India’s batting performance can be judged from the fact that four out of their five specialist batsmen were dismissed for single-digit scores including two of them who registered ducks in an innings where they scored as less as four boundaries.
The record for the lowest T20 score lies with Turkey after they were bundled out for 21 in 8.3 overs after being set a 233-run target against Czech Republic in 2019.
As far as India are concerned, their lowest T20I score is 74/10 in 17.3 overs which had come against Australia at the Melbourne more than a decade ago.
What is the Lowest score defended in T20I cricket by India?
Talking about the shortest format at the highest level for India, the lowest that they’ve defended in T20Is is 146/7 in 20 overs. The cliffhanger of a match is fondly remembered for the sight of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni running out Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim on the last ball of the match.
Twitter reactions on India’s batting performance vs Sri Lanka in 3rd T20I
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 29, 2021
A 🔥 performance from Sri Lanka in the field restricts India to 81/8.
— ICC (@ICC) July 29, 2021
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 29, 2021
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