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The ODI Cricket Matches are meant to offer more compact games that are played throughout the day. But, as it happens, cricket is a pretty unpredictable sport, and even after many analyses, it is not possible to know how a match is going to turn out to be, as even the best of teams can be reduced to lick the dust, while unexpected teams can fare well. Here we have aligned list of Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time.

Some matches are incredibly close, while some of the matches have huge margins. In some games, the audience is left biting their nails till the very last ball of the last over. But some matches are small, as one of the teams absolutely take over the opponent within a short time. Generally, Good Bowling and fielding plays a big part in making a match short. Here are Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time. Let us take a look.

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

1. Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka (2004)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka fought against each other in the 3rd ODI match of the Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series on 25th April 2004, at the Harare Sports Club ground. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first. Zimbabwe, in their first innings, lost their 10 wickets under just 35 runs in 18 overs. Sri Lankan bowler Chaminda Vaas, in his 9 over bowling spell out of which 4 overs were maidens, took 4 wickets while giving just 11 runs with an economy rate of 1.22. Lanka, while chasing the target of 36 runs in the second innings, took just 9.2 overs to score 39 runs with a single wicket down. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets with 244 balls remaining, and Chaminda Vaas was declared player of the match for his bowling performance that caused a disaster for Zimbabwe.

2. Canada vs. Sri Lanka (2003)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Canada and Sri Lanka fought against each other in the 18th match of Pool B in 2003 ICC World Cup on 19th February 2003, at the Boland Bank Park ground, Paarl. Sri Lanka won the toss and selected to field first. Canada, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 36 runs in 18.4 overs.

Sri Lankan bowler Prabath Nissank, in his 7 over bowling spell out of which 1 over was maidens, took 4 wickets while yielding just 12 runs with an economy rate of 1.71, and Chaminda Vaas also took 3 more wickets in 15 runs. They, while chasing the target of 37 runs in the second innings, took just 4.4 overs to score 37 runs with a single wicket. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets with 272 balls remaining, and Prabath Nissanka was declared player of the match for his amazing bowling performance.

3. Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka (2001)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka fought against each other in the 1st ODI match of the 2001 LG Abans Triangular Series on 8th December 2001, at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field first. Zimbabwe, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 38 runs in 15.4 overs. Sri Lankan bowler Chaminda Vaas, in his 8 over bowling spell out of which 3 overs were maidens, took 8 wickets while conceding just 19 runs with an economy rate of 2.37. While chasing the target of 39 runs in the second innings, took just 4.2 overs to score 40 runs with a single wicket. Sri Lanka won the match by 9 wickets with 274 balls remaining, and Chaminda Vaas was declared player of the match for his one-of-a-kind bowling performance.

4. Pakistan vs. West Indies (1993)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Pakistan and West Indies fought against each other in the 9th ODI match of the 1993 Total International Series on 25th February 1993, at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. West Indies won the toss and opted to field first. Pakistan, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 43 runs in 19.5 overs. Legendary West Indian bowler Courtney Walsh, in his 9 over bowling spell out of which 2 overs were maidens, took 4 wickets while giving just 16 runs with an economy rate of 1.77. West Indies, while chasing the target of 44 runs in the second innings, took just 12.3 overs to score 45 runs with three wickets. West Indies won the match by 7 wickets with 225 balls remaining, and Courtney Walsh was declared player of the match for his amazing bowling performance.

5. Zimbabwe vs. Bangladesh (2009)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh fought against each other in the 4th ODI match of 2009 Zimbabwe in Bangladesh ODI Series on 3rd November 2009, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. They won the toss and elected to bat first. Zimbabwe, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 44 runs in 24.5 overs. Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan, in his 6.5 over bowling spell out of which 1 over was maiden, took 3 wickets while yielding just 8 runs with an economy rate of 1.17, and Enamul Haque also took 3 more wickets in 16 runs. Bangladesh, while chasing the target of 45 runs in the second innings, took just 11.5 overs to score 49 runs with four wickets. Bangladesh won the match by 6 wickets with 229 balls remaining, and Nazmul Hossain was declared player of the match.

6. Canada vs. England (1979)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Canada and England fought against each other in the 8th match of Group A in 1979 Prudential World Cup on 13th June 1979, at the Old Trafford Ground, Manchester. They won the toss and chose to bat first. Canada, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 45 runs in 40.3 overs. English bowler CM Old, in his 10 over bowling spell out of which 5 overs were maidens, took 4 wickets while conceding just 8 runs with an economy rate of 0.80, and Bob Willis also took 4 more wickets in 11 runs. England, while chasing the target of 46 runs in the second innings, took just 13.5 overs to score 46 runs with two wickets. England won the match by 8 wickets with 277 balls remaining, and CM Old was declared player of the match for his superior bowling performance.

7. Bangladesh vs. West Indies (2011)

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Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

Bangladesh and West Indies fought against each other in the 19th match of Group B in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup on 4th March 2011, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. In their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 58 runs in 18.5 overs. West Indian bowler Kemar Roach, in his 6 over bowling spell, took 3 wickets while giving just 19 runs with an economy rate of 3.16, and Sulieman Benn also took 4 more wickets in 18 runs. Indies, while chasing the target of 59 runs in the second innings, took just 12.2 overs to score 59 runs with a single wicket. West Indies won the match by 9 wickets with 226 balls remaining, and Kemar Roach was declared player of the match for his fabulous bowling performance.

8. West Indies vs. Bangladesh (2011)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

West Indies and Bangladesh fought against each other in the 3rd ODI match of 2011 West Indies in Bangladesh ODI Series on 18th October 2011, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. Bangladesh won the toss and selected to field first. West Indies, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 61 runs in 22 overs. Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan, in his 5 over bowling spell, took 4 wickets while yielding just 16 runs with an economy rate of 3.20. Bangladesh, while chasing the target of 62 runs in the second innings, took just 20 overs to score 62 runs with only two wickets. Bangladesh won the match by 8 wickets with 180 balls remaining, and Shakib Al Hasan was declared player of the match for his leading bowling performance.

9. India vs. Australia (1981)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

India and Australia fought against each other in the 9th ODI match of the 1981 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup on 8th January 1981, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. Australia won the toss and opted to field first. India, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 63 runs in 25.5 overs. Australian bowler Greg Chappell, in his 9.5 over bowling spell out of which 5 overs were maidens, took 5 wickets while conceding just 15 runs with an economy rate of 1.52. Australia, while chasing the target of 64 runs in the second innings, took just 21 overs to score 64 runs with a single wicket. Australia won the match by 9 wickets with 174 balls remaining, and Greg Chappell was declared player of the match for his jaw-dropping bowling performance.

10. New Zealand vs. Pakistan (1986)

Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches
Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches of All Time

New Zealand and Pakistan fought against each other in the 2nd semi-final of the 1986 Austral-Asia Cup on 15th April 1986, at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first. New Zealand, in their first innings, lost all their 10 wickets under just 64 runs in 35.5 overs. Pakistani bowler Abdul Qadir, in his 10 over bowling spell out of which 4 overs were maidens, took 4 wickets while giving just 9 runs with an economy rate of 0.90. Pakistan, while chasing the target of 65 runs in the second innings, took just 22.4 overs to score 66 runs without any wicket loss. Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets with 164 balls remaining, and Abdul Qadir was declared player of the match for his inspiring bowling performance.

So which one of the Top 10 Shortest ODI Matches, you witnessed live on your television screens. Do let us know in the comments section below.

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