Top 5 teams who have defended 1st inning score of 235 or less the most times

Top 5 teams who have defended 1st inning score of 235 or less the most times

Top 5 teams who have defended 1st inning score of 235 or less the most times: A golden rule in limited overs cricket is to bat first and put up a big total on the board. Once you have done that you have won half the battle or rather half of the match. But there have been occasions when some initial movement for the pacers or a batting failure has halted teams to under par totals. That is actually when the bowling and the defending prowess of a team are tested.

Here is the list of Top 5 teams who have defended 1st inning score of 235 or less the most times:

5. South Africa: 49 times

Lowest ever defended 129/6 v England 1996

South Africa Team
South Africa. (Photo Source: BCCI)

South Africa has defended 49 totals of 235 or less in One Day International cricket from their readmission in 1991 up till now. Blessed with a wonderful fast bowling line-ups containing the likes of Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusner, Adrian Kuiper, Richard Snell, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel South Africa has always found out ways to keep the opposition from reaching the targets set by South Africa one way or another.

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