SA vs BAN T20 World Cup 2024 South Africa defend lowest score in tournament history against Bangladesh, set new world record

Lowest scores in T20 World Cup: South Africa defeated Bangladesh in the 21st match of the T20 World Cup 2024. This was a historic victory for Africa. The Proteas team did what no other team has been able to do so far in this match. This became a historic victory of the T20 World Cup. In fact, in the match played against Bangladesh, Africa defended the lowest total in the history of the T20 World Cup. Batting first, Africa scored 113/6 in 20 overs and then restricted Bangladesh to 109/7 runs while chasing the target. Africa won by 4 runs.

After this victory, Africa surpassed Sri Lanka and Team India. Earlier, the record of defending the lowest total in the T20 World Cup was in the name of Sri Lanka and Team India. Both the teams won by defending the total of 120 runs. Team India made this record in the match played against Pakistan in New York last Sunday. Sri Lanka did this feat against New Zealand in the 2014 T20 World Cup.

Lowest totals successfully defended in T20 World Cup

  • 114 runs- South Africa vs Bangladesh, New York, 2024
  • 120 runs – Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Chittagong, 2014
  • 120 runs- India vs Pakistan, New York, 2024
  • 124 runs- Afghanistan vs West Indies, Nagpur, 2016
  • 127 runs- New Zealand vs India, Nagpur, 2016.

This is how the match went

In the match played in New York, Africa won the toss and decided to bat and scored only 113/6 runs in 20 overs. During this time, Heinrich Klaasen played the biggest innings for the team and scored 46 runs in 44 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes. After the first innings, it seemed that Africa would lose the match, but their bowlers did not let this happen.

Bangladesh, which came out to chase the target, was restricted to 109/7 runs in 20 overs by the African bowlers. Tauheed Hridoy (37) and Mahmudullah (20) played good innings for the team, but could not help the team cross the winning line. During this period, Keshav Maharaj took the maximum of 3 wickets for Africa. Apart from this, Enrique Norkia and Kagiso Rabada got 2-2 successes each.

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