The Australian team has been one of the most competitive and strongest teams in cricket since time immemorial. The Australian team have a reputation for playing high-intensity and high-quality cricket every time they step out on the field. However, they have also had their failures and disappointments, which have made them much more competitive and well-trained. In this article we shall list some of Australia’s lowest T20 international totals.
1. Against Bangladesh In 2021
On August 9, 2021, Australia scored its lowest score in T20 internationals when they scored a mere 62 runs against Bangladesh at Mirpur. After winning the toss, Bangladesh batted first and scored 122 runs. In reply, Australia were bowled out for 62 in 13.4 overs, with Shakib al Hasan picking up four wickets for nine runs.
2. Against England In 2005
The second-ever T20 international played saw Australia post their second-lowest total in T20I cricket. The game took place at Southampton in 2005 against England. England won the toss and opted to bat first and set Australia a 180-run target. Australia got all-out for 79 in 14.3 overs, with Jon Lewis from England picking up 4 for 24 in his four overs.
3. Against India In 2014
This match is from the 2014 T20 international world cup against India. The match was taking place at Mirpur, Bangladesh, and after Australia won the toss, India was put to bat first. India then set Australia a 160-run target, with Yuvraj Singh top scoring with 60 runs. Australia managed to score only 86 runs in 16.2 overs, with Ravichandran Ashwin scalping four wickets and dismantling the Aussie batting line-up.
4. Against Pakistan In 2012
Australia faced Pakistan in 2012 at Dubai in the first T20I of the series. After winning the toss, Pakistan elected to field first and put the Australians to bat against a quality spin bowling line-up. In 19.3 overs, the Aussies were bowled out for 89, with Sohail Tanvir picking up three wickets and the three spin bowlers picking up two wickets each.
5. Against Pakistan In 2018
In 2018, Australia played against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi in the first T20I of the series. After winning the toss, Australia put Pakistan in to bat. Pakistan scored 155 runs in their 20 overs owing to Babar Azam’s brilliant 68 runs off 55 balls. In the run chase, the Australians were bowled out for only 89 in 16.3 overs. Imad Wasim took three wickets for 20 runs in his four overs.
6. Against Bangladesh In 2021
On August 3, 2021, Australia faced Bangladesh at Mirpur in the first T20I of the series. Bangladesh were batting first as Australia won the toss and elected to field. Bangladesh scored 131 runs in their 20 overs, with Shakib top scoring with 36 runs. In reply, the Aussies got all out for 108 as Nasum Ahmed picked up 4 for 19 in his four overs.
7. Against Pakistan In 2009
On May 7, 2009, Australia scored another of their lowest T20I totals against Pakistan at Dubai in the only T20I of the series. Australia was put to the batting test after Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first. In 19.5 overs, the Aussies were bowled out for 108, with Umar Gul picking up 4 for 9 in his four overs and Shahid Afridi too picking up three wickets.
8. Against Pakistan In 2012
Australia was up against Pakistan in the 2012 T20I World Cup in Colombo. After winning the toss, Australia elected to field first. The Pakistanis posted 149 runs on the board in their 20 overs. Chasing a 150 run target, the Australians managed to score only 117 runs in their 20 overs, with Michael Hussey proving to be the lone fighter for the Aussies with his unbeaten 54 runs. Saeed Ajmal took three wickets, and Raza Hasan also scalped a couple of wickets.
9. Against Bangladesh In 2021
Another of Australia’s lowest T20I totals came against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2021. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 127 runs on the board, with Mahmudullah scoring 52 runs. In reply, Australia could score only 117 runs in the 20 overs, with Mitchell Marsh top scoring with 51 runs off 47 balls.
10. Against Pakistan In 2018
Australia played Pakistan in 2018 in the third T20I of the series at Dubai. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first and posted 150 runs in their 20 overs, with Babar Azam scoring a fifty off 40 balls. Chasing a 151-run target, the Australians were bowled out for 117 in 19.1 overs, with Shadab Khan picking up three wickets in his four overs.