ODI cricket has seen a metamorphosis with the turn of the decade. It has been a topsy-turvy as the major teams have now become more dominant and dominate over the less powerful ones with even greater throttle. To wrap up things in an efficient manner, here is a list of teams that contributed to the 10 shortest ODIs ever played. Many ODIs even lasted less than 25 overs. Putting up as a reference, except Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, no other test-playing nation is a part of this list. In order to know more and exploit about which are the teams that have enrolled their names in the list, I tell you to have a peek into the following list of 10 Shortest ODIs ever played –

1.     Namibia

Namibia’s name arrives first in this context and they are the team which quite sarcastically sustained the least number of overs in ODI’s. They scored a pitiful lot of 45 runs, out of only 14.0 overs. It was the second innings of the match when the baggy greens white-washed Namibia.  Potchefstroom, South Africa was the venue that witnessed such a rare match, the match was being played on 23rd February 2003.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Namibia

45

14.0

84

3.21

2

Australia

Potchefstroom

23/2/2003

 

2.     Canada

Canada finally toggles up to one of our lists but on the dismal part being that they are one of the teams which succumbed the least number of overs in ODI’s. They scored a just 92 runs, could bat only 14.5 overs. It was the second innings of the match, Kenya were the opponent that swept up Canada. Nairobi, Africa was the ground that hosted this match; the match was played on 5th February 2007.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Canada

92

14.5

89

6.20

2

Kenya

Nairobi

5/2/2007

 

 

3.  Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is the third team, probably to win a bronze medal someday ironically for her achievement, that survived the least number of overs in ODI’s. They managed to put up a score of 38 runs, and could bat only 15.4 overs. It was the first innings of the match and the Lankans looked steady enough to broom off Zimbabwe. Colombo eye-witnessed this match as the match was played on 8th December 2011.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Zimbabwe

38

15.4

94

2.42

1

Sri Lanka

Colombo

8/12/2001

4.    Bermuda

Bermuda enrolled its name for the first time in this section. It is the 4th team which survived the least number of overs in ODI’s. They managed to pull off 106 runs, could bat only 15.5 overs. It was the first innings of the match with Canada being the opponent. Nairobi proved to be very cruel towards Bermuda and the match was played on 2nd February 2007.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Bermuda

106

15.5

95

6.69

2

Canada

Nairobi

2/2/2007

5.   Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the first and the only test-playing nation that is a part of this list in terms of the number of balls they managed to play. They barely managed to get a worthless 78 runs and could bat only 16.5 overs. It was the second innings of the match, and Pakistan with their lethal bowling attack bowled out Sri Lanka for such a mere total. Sharjah,UAE was the ground that hosted this match; the match was played on 17th April 2002.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

SriLanka

78

16.5

101

4.63

2

Pakistan

Sharjah

17/4/2002

6.   Namibia

Namibia makes it for the second time in the same list thereby ruling out any kind of doubts that they are a minnow team. They somehow managed to score 84 runs out of only 17.4 overs. It was the second innings of the match and Pakistan’s WaqarAkramAkhtar trio didn’t bestow any mercy on this poor nation. Kimberley proved to be unlucky for the Namibians and the match was played on 16th February 2003.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Namibia

84

17.4

106

4.75

2

Pakistan

Kimberley

16/2/2003

7.   Zimbabwe

Quite arguably, following the footsteps of Namibia, Zimbabwe made their second appearance in the list as well. They managed to escort a just of 35 runs and could bat only 18 overs. It was the first innings of the match and Sri Lankans were the opponent that bowled out Zimbabwe in this match. Harare, Zimbabwe was the ground that hosted this match; the match was played on 25th April 2004.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Zimbabwe

35

18.0

108

1.94

1

Sri Lanka

Harare

25/4/2004

 8.    Afghanistan

Afghanistan, being the newbie in the cricketing world ingress here but to add to their reputation, they are still the 8th lowest surviving team. They managed to score 150 runs after  batting for  some 18.3 overs. It was the first innings of the match and Canada were the opponents that bowled out Afghanistan in this match. It was really tough to consider such a performance by Canada, a team which themselves has registered their names in the low-scoring list twice. Toronto, Sri Lanka was the ground that hosted this match and the match was played on 9th August 2011.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Afghanistan

150

18.3

111

8.10

1

Canada

Toronto

9/8/2011

9.    Canada

Yet another multiple occurrence and this time its Canada, repeating their poor performance. Canada has once again proved that they are still nascent in the field of compiling runs in the score-card. They somehow managed to score only 36 runs after fighting for 18.4 overs. It was the first innings of the match and Sri Lanka were the opponent again. Paarl, South Africa was the hosting ground and the match was played on 19th February 2005.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Canada

36

18.4

112

1.92

1

Sri Lanka

Paarl

19/2/2005

10.    Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the second test playing nation in this list, after Sri Lanka. The Royal Bengal Tigers failed very poorly and looked very dull and porous in front of the Carribeans. They  scored only 85 runs after struggling for 18.5 overs. It was the first innings of the match. Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh was the decided venue and the match was played on 4th March 2011.

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

 

Opposition

Ground

Date

Bangladesh

58

18.5

113

3.07

1

WestIndies

Dhaka

4/3/2011

 

These scores are like a thorn in the face of these teams. Scores like these will go down in the cricket history of the World. And all those who lived through the holocaust will shudder to think that such matches were ever played, and fervently wish that such a History would never repeat itself.

 

 

Team

Score

Overs

Balls

RR

Opposition

Ground

Date

Namibia

45

14.0

84

3.21

Australia

Potchefstroom

23/2/2003

Canada

92

14.5

89

6.20

Kenya

Nairobi

5/2/2007

Zimbabwe

38

15.4

94

2.42

Sri Lanka

Colombo

8/12/2001

Bermuda

106

15.5

95

6.69

Canada

Nairobi

2/2/2007

SriLanka

78

16.5

101

4.63

Pakistan

Sharjah

17/4/2002

Namibia

84

17.4

106

4.75

Pakistan

Kimberley

16/2/2003

Zimbabwe

35

18.0

108

1.94

Sri Lanka

Harare

25/4/2004

Afghanistan

150

18.3

111

8.10

Canada

Toronto

9/8/2011

Canada

36

18.4

112

1.92

Sri Lanka

Paarl

19/2/2005

Bangladesh

58

18.5

113

3.07

W.Indies

Dhaka

4/3/2011