USA register joint-lowest total in ODI history: Details here
The United States of America cricket team on Wednesday registered the joint-lowest total in ODI history (35). The team struggled to deal with Nepal spinners in a ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 match. USA went on to equal the record held by Zimbabwe, who were out for 35 against Sri Lanka in 2004. Here are further details.
How did the patch pan out?
USA had just one of their batsman getting into double digits. Xavier Marshall scored a 22-ball 16. The rest of the side faltered to an effective bowling by Nepal. Sandeep Lamichhane (6/16) was the chief architect for Nepal's dominance with the ball. Meanwhile, Sushan Bhari claimed four scalps. In reply, Nepal chased down the target with eight wickets to spare.
Teams with the lowest scores in ODI cricket
USA lasted for just 12 overs. This is the fewest overs a side has faced when lowest ODI scores are brought into consideration. Meanwhile, besides Nepal and Zimbabwe, the Canadian cricket team comes next. Canada were bowled out for 36 against Sri Lanka in on February 19, 2003. Sri Lanka, Pakistan (43 each), Zimbabwe (44), Canada and Namibia (45 each) follow suit.
Lamichhane claims his maiden fifer in ODIs
Lamichhane scripted the best bowling figures registered by a Nepal cricketer in ODIs. He now has 23 wickets in 10 ODI matches at an average of 16.30. The spin ace claimed his maiden fifer in ODI cricket.
USA manage just four boundaries
USA managed to hit just four boundaries in their score of 35. Marshall slammed two fours, whereas, the likes of Aaron Jomes and Akshay Homraj hit one each. Meanwhile, Nepal slammed five fours and two sixes. Paras Khadka hit an unbeaten 20.