Bangladesh were all-out on a paltry 43 runs against West Indies in the first Test match of the two-match Test series in the Caribbean. It was Kemar Roach’s lethal bowling that troubled Bangladesh the most, in facing the chin music. No other batsman in the line-up was able to reach the double-figures except Liton Das. The Bangladeshi opener managed to score 25 runs as he was dismissed by Miguel Cummins in the 14th over.
The Bangladeshi team had a good half hour in the start as both openers, Tamim Iqbal and Das looked to defend comfortably against the bowling duo of Roach and Shanon Gabriel. However, it was Roach who drew first blood in the form of Iqbal who was caught out on four runs in the fifth over. From there on, the wickets fell like a pack of cards.
Many teams in the past have got all out below the score of 50 in an inning in Test Cricket history. We, at LatestLY, bring you a list of lowest Test scores in Test series over the years.
List of lowest Test scores by nations in Test Cricket History:
|Sr#||Team||Opponent||Score||Overs||Run Rate||Match Date|
|1||New Zealand||England||26||27.0||0.96||March 25, 1995|
|2||South Africa||England||30||18.4||1.91||February 13, 1896|
|3||South Africa||England||12.3||2.40||June 14, 1924|
|4||South Africa||England||35||22.4||1.84||April 1, 1889|
|5||South Africa||Australia||36||23.2||1.54||February 12, 1932|
|6||Australia||England||23.0||1.56||May 29, 1902|
|7||New Zealand||Australia||42||39.0||1.07||March 29, 1946|
|8||Australia||England||37.0||1.66||February 10, 1888|
|9||India||England||17.0||2.47||June 20, 1974|
|10||South Africa||England||43||28.2||2.26||March 25, 1889|
|11||Bangladesh||West Indies||43||18.4||2.30||July 4, 2018|
The score of 43 is Bangladesh’s lowest score ever in Test cricket. It took only 18 overs for the West Indies team to roll-out the Bangladesh team. Their previous lowest score was 62, which was recorded against Sri Lanka in the year 2007!