Team New Zealand on September 1, 2021, faced defeat against team Bangladesh for the first time in the history of T20 Internationals. Notably, The Blackcaps were a dominant side, in the previous 10 T20I games against Bangladesh. Also, the record of 10-0 which New Zealand held against Bangladesh was the best unbeaten head-to-head record for any team in T20 Internationals.
Coming back to that game, New Zealand was bundled by Bangladesh at the score of 60 which is the lowest total of any team against Bangladesh in T20I cricket. The previous lowest total against Bangladesh was Australia who got bowled out the score of 62.
Also, the 60 all out of New Zealand against Bangladesh is the second-lowest T20I total by a full member nation, the team that has a lower score than the Kiwis is the West Indies who got bowled out at the score of 45 against England. However, while batting first in T20I cricket, the 60 all out of Blackcaps remains the lowest total by any Full Member team in men’s T20Is.
Top 5 Lowest T20I Totals By Team New Zealand
5. 86 vs South Africa
New Zealand locked horns with South Africa on December 21, 2012, at Kingsmead, Durban in the first T20 International match of the South Africa tour. The game was a one-sided encounter and The Proteas completely outshined Kiwis in all three departments.
The Brendon McCullum-led Blackcaps won the toss and invited South Africa to bowl first. South Africa did an outstanding job while bowling first as all the bowlers dominated the Kiwi batter. Also, all the main bowlers picked at least 1 wicket each. With the poor show of Blackcaps with the bat, they were bundled at the score of just 86 with Colin Munro being the highest run-scorer with 23 runs under his belt
While chasing Faf Du Plessis and Quinton De Kock batted beautifully and completed the chase in 12.1 overs. And South Africa managed to defeat New Zealand by 8 Wickets and 47 balls remaining.