Lowest total defended in ODI by India: India lowest ODI score defended full list

Dixit Bhargav
|Published December 04, 2022

During the first ODI of India’s tour of Bangladesh 2022 in Mirpur, Bangladesh have bundled out India for 186 in 41.2 overs to hand themselves a fair chance of leading a three-match series 1-0.

Bangladesh captain Liton Das’ decision of electing to bowl first in his first-ever ODI as captain was aptly justified by his bowlers who never let the Indian batters thrive on a sticky surface at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Resuming a middle-order wicket-keeper batter role in this format after 20 months, India vice-captain KL Rahul was the only Indian batter who accepted the challenge put on display by the Bangladeshi bowlers. Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 11th over, Rahul scored 73 (70) with the help of five fours and four sixes to prevent India from putting on board an embarrassing innings total today.

In what was Rahul’s 11th ODI half-century, it was his fifth in Asia, away from home and at No. 5, second against Bangladesh and first in Bangladesh and under Rohit Sharma (27). Had it not been for lack of support from the other end, Rahul might have well registered a sixth ODI century.

Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was the pick of their bowlers on the back of picking a fourth ODI five-wicket haul. Adept enough to dismiss the likes of Sharma and Virat Kohli (9) in the same over before sending Shardul Thakur (2) and Deepak Chahar (0) back to the pavilion in the same over, Shakib bowled a terrific spell to register the best ODI bowling figures for a left-arm spinner against India.

In addition to Shakib, Bangladesh pacer Ebadot Hossain was in supreme control on the back of his figures of 8.2-0-47-4.

Lowest total defended in ODI full list

162New ZealandPerth1980
162West IndiesKuala Lumpur2006

NOTE: Only 50-over matches have been considered in the aforementioned table.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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