Top 10 Teams Who Won The Shortest T20I In Terms Of Balls.

Here is a brief explanatory description of the top 10 teams who won the shortest T20I in terms of balls.

In the context of the existing time period, T20 cricket is the most popular in all formats of cricket all over the world.

The matter is to analyze is here why T20 cricket has become so sought-after among all kinds of formats of cricket and why is there so much craziness among people about it?

Image - India Vs New Zealand T20 match.

In comparison with ODIs and Tests, It is more compatible and convenient with the time and routine to the people because, In the fast-moving world, the majority of people always have a scarcity of time and don't have substantial time to waste a whole day by watching any match.

A normal T20 match contains the structure of the play of 120 balls and is integrated into its entirety in approximately 3.5 hours, but sometimes in some unusual circumstances, it's completed in fewer balls and in a short span.

An abbreviate overview of the top 10 teams who have won the shortest T20I in terms of balls in the world.


S Team Vs Ball Venue Date
10 Namibia Botswana 96 Kampala 22.05.2019
09 India New Zealand 96 Trivandrum 07.11.2017
08 Sri Lanka Netherlands 93 Chattogram 24.03.2014
07 Luxembourg Turkey 88 Ilfov County 29.08.2019
06 South Africa Sri Lanka 84 Hambantota 22.09.2012
05 Australia South Africa 82 Durban 12.03.2014
04 New Zealand Scotland 78 The Oval 06.06.2009
03 Netherlands Ireland 72 Dharamshala 13.03.2016
02 Austria Turkey 69 Ilfov County 31.08.2019
01 Philippines Vanuatu 60 Port Moresby 24.03.2019

10. Namibia:

Namibia had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Botswana in a total of 96 balls match in the finals of ICC Men's Africa region T20 World Cup qualifier tournament at Kyambogo Cricket Oval ground in Kampala city, the capital of Uganda on  22 May in the year 2019. of which an abbreviated description is here.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Botswana 73 46 10 3.78 Lost
Namibia 23 50 0 13.04 Won
Total 96 96 10 8.41

In this maximum allotted 20 overs T20I match, Botswana had won the toss and decided to bat first, facing 73 balls in his inning had managed to score only 46 runs at the run rate of 3.78 for the loss of all their wickets

The target of 47 runs in 20 overs was set by Botswana to win the match for Namibia, In response to achieving that target, Namibia batted in their innings and scored the required 47 runs target in just 23 balls without loss of any wicket. As a result, Namibia had won this T20I by 10 wickets with 97 balls to spare over Botswana.

09. India:

During New Zealand's tour of India, India had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls in a total of 96 balls against New Zealand in the third T20I of the series played at Trivandrum International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 07 November 2017, An abbreviated description of which is given here.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
India 48 67 5 8.37 Won
New Zealand 48 61 6 7.62 Lost
Total 96 128 11 7.99

Due to lack of suitable conditions for usual's play, this T20i was restricted from its maximum 20 overs to 8 overs, in this match, New Zealand won the toss and invited India to bat first. In which India has managed to score 67 runs at the run rate of 8.37 for the loss of 5 wickets by the facing of prescribed 48 balls in their innings.

India had set a target of 68 runs in 8 overs to win this match for New Zealand, in response to which New Zealand, batting in their innings, could manage to score only 61 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 48 balls, Due to which India won this T20I over New Zealand by 6 runs.

08. Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against the Netherlands in a total of 93 balls match in 19th Match of group 1 of ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong of Bangladesh on  24 March in the year 2014. of which an abbreviated description is as follows.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Netherlands 63 39 10 3.71 Lost
Sri Lanka 30 40 1 8.0 Won
Total 93 79 11 5.85

In this maximum allotted 20 overs T20I match, Sri Lanka won the toss and invite the Netherlands to bat first, in which the Netherlands had managed to score only 46 runs facing 63 deliveries for the loss of all their wickets.

The target of 40 runs in 20 overs was set by the Netherlands to win the match for Sri Lanka, In response, Sri Lanka batted in their innings and scored the required 40 runs target in just 30 deliveries for the loss of only one wicket and won this T20I over the Netherlands by 9 wickets with 90 balls to spare.

07. Luxembourg:

In the year 2019, Luxembourg had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Turkey in a total of 88 balls in the second match of the Continental Cup T20 tournament played at the Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground in Ilfov County, Romania on 29 August, of which an abbreviated description is here.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Turkey 69 28 10 2.43 Lost
Luxembourg 19 29 2 9.15 Won
Total 88 57 12 5.79

In this maximum allotted 20 overs T20I match, Turkey had won the toss and decided to bat first and their team could manage to score only 28 runs facing 69 deliveries for the loss of all wickets.

Turkey had set a target of 29 runs in 20 overs to win the match for Luxembourg, in response to which Luxembourg, batting in their innings, face only 19 balls and achieve the target of 29 runs for the loss of two wickets. and beat Turkey by 8 wickets with 101 deliveries to spare.

06. South Africa:

South Africa had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Sri Lanka in a total of 84 balls match in 19th Match of group 'C' of ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament at  Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota of Sri Lanka on  22 September in the year 2012. of which a summarized description is as follows.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
South Africa 42 78 4 11.14 Won
Sri Lanka 42 46 5 6.57 Lost
Total 84 124 9 8.85

Due to scarcity of suitable conditions for usual's play, this T20i was restricted from its maximum 20 overs to 7 overs for each, in this match, Sri Lanka won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. In which South Africa had managed to score 78 runs at the run rate of 11.14 for the loss of 4 wickets by the playing of prescribed 42 balls in their innings.

South Africa had set a target of 79 runs in 7 overs to win this match for Sri Lanka, in response to which Sri Lanka, batting in their innings, could manage to score only 46 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 42 deliveries, Due to which South Africa won this T20I over Sri Lanka by 32.


Image-Australia Vs South Africa T20 match.

05. Australia:

Australia won the shortest T20I in terms of balls in the total of 82 balls against South Africa in the second T20I match of the series was played at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, South Africa, on 12 March 2014 during Australia's tour of South Africa, a brief description of which has been given here.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
South Africa 42 80 1 11.42 Lost
Australia 40 81 5 12.15 Won
Total 82 161 6 11.78

Due to bad weather, this T20i was restricted from its maximum 20 overs to 7 overs for each, in this match, Australia won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. In which South Africa had managed to score 80 runs at the run rate of 11.42 for the loss of only one wicket by the facing of prescribed 42 balls in their innings.

South Africa had given Australia a target of 81 runs in 7 overs to win this match, in response to which Australia, batting in their innings, scored 81 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in just 40 balls at the run rate of 12.15 runs. resulting, Australia had won this T20I match by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare from South Africa.

04. New Zealand:

New Zealand had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Scotland in the total of 78 balls match in 2nd Match of group D of ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament at the Oval cricket ground, Kennington in London of UK on 6 June in the year 2009. of which an abbreviated description is as follows.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Scotland 42 89 4 12.71 Lost
New Zealand 36 90 3 15.0 Won
Total 78 179 7 13.85

Due to scarcity of appropriate conditions for usual's play, this T20i was restricted from its maximum 20 overs to 7 overs for each, in this match, New Zealand won the toss and invited Scotland to bat first. In which Scotland had managed to score 89 runs for the loss of 4 wickets with the run rate of 12.71, in the allotted restricted quota of 42 deliveries for their innings.

In response to the target of scoring 81 runs in 7 overs set by Scotland to win this match, New Zealand batted in their innings and managed to score 90 runs in only 36 deliveries for the loss of 3 wickets. due to which New Zealand had won this T20I match from Scotland by 7 wickets with 6 balls to spare.

03. Netherlands:

Netherlands had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Ireland in the total of 72 balls match in 11th Match of first-round of Group A of ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium at Dharamshala, India on 13 March in the year 2016. of which a summarized description is as follows.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Netherlands 36 59 5 9.83 Won
Ireland 36 47 7 7.83 Lost
Total 72 106 112 8.83

Due to scarcity of suitable conditions for usual's play, this T20i was restricted from its maximum 20 overs to 6 overs for each, in this match, Ireland won the toss and invited the Netherlands to bat first. In which the Netherlands had managed to score 59 runs for the loss of 5 wickets with the run rate of 9.83, in the allotted restricted quota of 36 deliveries for their turns.

In response to the target of scoring 60 runs in 6 overs set by the Netherlands to win this match, Ireland batted in their innings and could manage to score only 47 runs in 36 deliveries for the loss of 7 wickets. due to which Netherlands had won this T20I match from Ireland by 12 runs.

02. Austria:

Austria had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Turkey in a total of 69 balls in the 9th match of the Continental Cup T20 tournament played at the Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground in Ilfov County, Romania on 31 August 2019, a brief description of which is here.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Turkey 53 32 10 3.62 Lost
Austria 16 33 0 12.37 Won
Total 69 65 10 7.99

In this day-night T20I match of maximum 20 overs game, Turkey had won the toss and elected to bat first, in which they could manage to score only 32 runs in 53 deliveries at the run rate of 3.62 for the loss of all their wickets.

In response to the target of scoring 33 runs in 20 overs set by Turkey to win this match, Austria batted in their innings and could manage to score  33 runs in just 16 deliveries without losing any wicket. due to which Austria had won this T20I match from Turkey by 1o wickets with the 104 balls to spare.

01. Philippines:

Philippines had won the shortest T20I in terms of balls against Vanuatu in a total of 60 balls in the 5th match of the ICC World T20 East Asia-Pacific Region final played at Amini park cricket ground in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 24 March 2019, a brief description of which is here.


Ball Run Wk RR Status
Philippines 30 46 3 9.20 Won
Vanuatu 30 36 2 7.20 Lost
Total 60 82 5 8.20

Due to lack of appropriate conditions for usual's play, this T20i was restricted from its maximum 20 overs to 5 overs for each, in this match, Vanuatu won the toss and invited the Philippines to bat first. In which the Philippines had managed to score 46 runs for the loss of 3 wickets with the run rate of 12.71, in the allotted restricted quota of 30 deliveries for their innings.

Responding to the target of 47 runs in 5 overs set by the Philippines to win the match, Vanuatu batted in their innings and could able to score only 36 runs at the run rate of 7.20 in 30 deliveries for the loss of 2 wickets. resulting, the  Philippines won this T20I match by 10 runs from Vanuatu.

Conclusion:

The T20 format of cricket not only provides exciting entertainment for the spectators in much less time duration than ODI and Test cricket as well as also plays a quite significant contribution in terms of money matters for the cricketers, organizers, and all the people associated with it.

Due to all these reasons, the spectators are always eager and attracted to any T20i, that's why often the venues of most T20 matches are packed with crowds.