Batsmen kept playing slowly against New Zealand, so few runs were scored in 19 overs that even the 'shameful' record would be embarrassed

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New Zealand won this match in just 5.2 overs.The Ugandan team was all out for 40 runs in the match.Uganda holds the record for the slowest run rate.

New Delhi. The T20 World Cup 2024 witnessed the lowest run rate match in the history of the game on Saturday. The New Zealand team was on the field. The challenge in front of them was from Uganda. Fans were hoping that they would get to see a good match today but it did not happen. The Ugandan team batted very well. Their team's batsmen faced New Zealand's fast battery and spinners till the 19th over. Despite playing so many overs, this team could not even put a target of 50 runs on the board. All 10 cricketers were out for 40 runs.

With this innings of Uganda, fans got to see the match with the slowest run rate in the history of T20 World Cup. In the match, Uganda ran the scoreboard at a run rate of 2.19. Today Uganda broke its own previous record. In this World Cup, this team had scored runs against West Indies at a run rate of 3.25. Today the New Zealand team won this match by losing just one wicket in 5.2 overs.

How big is the win by balls difference?
If we look at the difference in balls, New Zealand defeated Uganda with 88 balls to spare. In this sense, this is the third biggest win in the history of the T20 World Cup. In the same World Cup, England had won over Oman with a difference of 101 balls. Which is the biggest win in this regard in the history of this tournament. The second match in this list is the match between Sri Lanka and Netherlands in the 2014 T20 World Cup. Then Sri Lanka had won the match with 90 balls to spare.

first published : June 15, 2024, 09:19 IST

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