Highest and Lowest ODI totals of all the teams

Highest and Lowest ODI totals of all the teams

ODI cricket has witnessed array of high and low scoring games in its history.

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ODI cricket is an interesting phenomenon in the game. It is a whisk which not only includes the fortitude, the endurance and the composure of Test cricket but also has the thrill and the galvanization effect of T20 cricket. Maybe that’s why some call it as the ongoing epitome of the game. 

Despite being a format whose mould was developed in the latter part of the twentieth century, the format has seen its forms of evolution, especially when it comes to its playing template. Until 1996 World Cup, ODI cricket did carry that extensive intent of Test cricket wherein touching the bat on the ball was a minimalistic affair, especially in the first 15 overs. But, it was the Sri Lankans who revolutionized it when the world witnessed the amusement of Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana with their pinch-hitting. 

Over the years the format did perceive a realm of highs and lows in terms of its scoring trajectory.

Highest and the lowest ODI total of all teams.

1. Afghanistan

338/10 vs IRE in 2017

58/10 vs ZIM in 2016

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Afghanistan team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Although the total of 338 doesn’t sound mammoth by any means but for Afghanistan, it’s their highest ODI total to date. Before the start of the ODI series, Afghanistan had handsomely clean-swept Ireland in the T20Is and with that momentum, had also taken a lead by winning the 1st ODI of the 5 match series. 

While opting to bat first in the 2nd ODI, the openers did give a solid start by putting on 90 runs for the first wicket. But it was the skipper Asghar Afghan’s sparkling hundred which took the team to a match-winning score. In the end, Afghanistan won the match by 34 runs. 

Coming to their lowest total in ODIs, then the game itself was a low scoring affair wherein Zimbabwe itself had posted a score of 175 which includes a fighting 83 runs from Hamilton Masakadza.  It seemed like the Afghans might have a cakewalk when it comes chasing but it was the Luke Jongwe’s splendid spell of 5 wickets which made them register their lowest score as the Afghans eventually bundled out for 58 inside 17 overs.