• 19 February strikes again: Lowest ODI total ever

    Oman capitulated to the lowest total in the history of ODI competition on Tuesday.

    Their 24 all out, against Scotland at Al Amarat, is substantially worse than the intermediate format of the international games’ previous lowest – Zimbabwe’s 35 all out against Sri Lanka in Harare in 2004.

    Tuesday also marked the 16-year anniversary of Canada’s 36 all out in 2003 World Cup fixture against the Sri Lankans at Boland Park in Paarl.

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    South Africa’s lowest total, 69, was recorded against Australia in Sydney, in 1993. That day yielded ducks for opener Andrew Hudson and tail-enders Richard Snell, Fanie de Villiers and Allan Donald, with middle-order batsman Hansie Cronje’s 20 the highest individual score.

    Oman’s 24 is the fourth lowest total in all List A cricket, after West Indie’s Under-19’s 18 against Barbados in Blairmont in 2007, Saracens’ 19 against Colts in Colombo in 2012 and Middlesex’s 23 against Yorkshire in Leeds in 1974.

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