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Lowest totals
Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
New Zealand 42 39.0 1.07 1 v Australia Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
England 52 42.1 1.23 1 v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948 Test # 303
New Zealand 54 32.2 1.67 3 v Australia Wellington 29 Mar 1946 Test # 275
India 58 21.3x8 2.03 2 v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
India 67 24.2x8 2.07 3 v Australia Melbourne 6 Feb 1948 Test # 295
India 98 49.7x8 1.47 3 v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1947 Test # 290
Australia 107 46.2x8 1.73 2 v India Sydney 12 Dec 1947 Test # 291
England 111 50.2 2.20 2 v West Indies Georgetown 3 Mar 1948 Test # 297
India 125 25.7x8 3.62 4 v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1948 Test # 292
South Africa 137 56.2x8 1.82 2 v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
England 141 61.5x8 1.71 2 v Australia Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
India 144 63.3 2.26 3 v West Indies Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
South Africa 161 53.5x8 2.25 1 v England Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
England 165 79.0 2.08 1 v Australia Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 Test # 299
India 170 82.0 2.07 2 v England Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
England 172 43.7x8 2.94 3 v Australia Brisbane 29 Nov 1946 Test # 279
South Africa 175 97.1 1.80 1 v England Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
South Africa 184 80.0 2.30 3 v England Leeds 26 Jul 1947 Test # 288
England 186 60.4x8 2.30 3 v Australia Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
England 186 78.1 2.37 4 v Australia Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
England 188 105.3 1.78 3 v Australia The Oval 14 Aug 1948 Test # 303
India 188 70.0x8 2.01 1 v Australia Sydney 12 Dec 1947 Test # 291
South Africa 191 65.1x8 2.19 3 v Australia Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 Test # 318
India 193 88.4 2.17 2 v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
India 200 76.1 2.62 1 v England Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
England 208 113.1 1.83 2 v South Africa Nottingham 7 Jun 1947 Test # 285
England 215 102.4 2.09 2 v Australia Lord's 24 Jun 1948 Test # 300
South Africa 219 89.3x8 1.83 3 v England Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
Australia 221 93.0 2.37 2 v England Manchester 8 Jul 1948 Test # 301
England 227 128.5 1.76 1 v West Indies Kingston 27 Mar 1948 Test # 298
India 245 99.0 2.47 2 v West Indies Chennai 27 Jan 1949 Test # 310
South Africa 252 127.2 1.97 3 v England Lord's 21 Jun 1947 Test # 286
England 253 99.4x8 1.90 2 v South Africa Durban 16 Dec 1948 Test # 306
England 253 110.2 2.29 2 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
Australia 253 76.0x8 2.49 2 v England Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
England 255 96.1x8 1.98 1 v Australia Sydney 13 Dec 1946 Test # 280
England 263 106.4 2.46 3 v West Indies Georgetown 3 Mar 1948 Test # 297
West Indies 267 107.3 2.48 3 v India Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
South Africa 267 84.4 3.15 3 v England Manchester 5 Jul 1947 Test # 287
India 272 109.0 2.49 2 v West Indies Kolkata 31 Dec 1948 Test # 308
India 273 142.2 1.91 2 v West Indies Mumbai (BS) 9 Dec 1948 Test # 305
England 275 113.2 2.42 3 v West Indies Port of Spain 11 Feb 1948 Test # 296
India 275 81.1 3.38 3 v England Lord's 22 Jun 1946 Test # 276
India 277 92.5x8 2.24 3 v Australia Adelaide 23 Jan 1948 Test # 294
England 280 94.3x8 2.22 1 v Australia Sydney 28 Feb 1947 Test # 283
West Indies 286 104.2 2.74 1 v India Mumbai (BS) 4 Feb 1949 Test # 311
New Zealand 293 128.2 2.28 1 v England Manchester 23 Jul 1949 Test # 316
England 294 129.0 2.27 1 v India Manchester 20 Jul 1946 Test # 277
West Indies 296 124.0 2.38 1 v England Bridgetown 21 Jan 1948 Test # 293
South Africa 302 131.0 2.30 2 v England The Oval 16 Aug 1947 Test # 289

Completed innings only.
Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 2nd Test, Dec 31, 1949 - Jan 4, 1950 [Test # 319]
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, 1st Test, Dec 24-28, 1949 [Test # 318]
England v New Zealand at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 13-16, 1949 [Test # 317]
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