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South Africa script history, successfully defend lowest total in T20 World Cup against Bangladesh

South Africa script history, successfully defend lowest total in T20 World Cup against Bangladesh

The previous record was jointly held by Sri Lanka and India. Both teams had defended 119 runs, Sri Lanka a decade ago and India a few days ago.

Aiden Markram-led South Africa etched their name into history books on Monday when they defended the lowest-ever total in T20 World Cup’s history against Bangladesh.

South Africa‘s historic achievement eclipsed the joint-record set by India and Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka had defended 119 runs against New Zealand a decade ago while India defended the same number against Pakistan barely two days ago.

Lowest totals successfully defended in T20 World Cup history

  • South Africa (113) beat Bangladesh (109) by four runs – New York, 2024*
  • Sri Lanka (119) beat New Zealand (60) by 59 runs – Chattogram, 2014
  • India (119) beat Pakistan (113/7) by six runs – New York, 2024
  • Afghanistan (123/7) beat West Indies (117/8) by six runs – Nagpur, 2016
  • New Zealand (126/7) beat India (79) by 47 runs – Nagpur, 2016

South Africa prevail over Bangladesh

In a thrilling encounter at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, the Proteas held off Bangladesh by four runs in a modest target of 114 runs during a thrilling Group stage match.

Proteas create another record

In addition, the game was the lowest total that South Africa have ever defended in T20Is, breaking their previous record of 116 runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2013.

South Africa now lead Group D with three wins from three games and six points after defeating Bangladesh. Bangladesh are in second place with two points after one win and one loss.

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