Records / 2000s / One-Day Internationals / Smallest victories (including ties)

By runs
Winner Margin Target Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
South Africa 1 run 205 v England Cape Town 26 Jan 2000 ODI # 1549
Australia 1 run 303 v Zimbabwe Perth 4 Feb 2001 ODI # 1683
Sri Lanka 1 run 246 v Australia Dambulla 22 Feb 2004 ODI # 2103
South Africa 1 run 285 v West Indies Bridgetown 11 May 2005 ODI # 2243
West Indies 1 run 199 v India Kingston 20 May 2006 ODI # 2379
Ireland 1 run 211 v Netherlands Belfast 11 Jul 2007 ODI # 2600
Australia 1 run 283 v West Indies Basseterre 4 Jul 2008 ODI # 2734
England 1 run 246 v West Indies Providence 20 Mar 2009 ODI # 2826
Pakistan 2 runs 243 v England Lord's 12 Jun 2001 ODI # 1722
England 2 runs 272 v India Delhi 31 Jan 2002 ODI # 1800
Australia 2 runs 208 v West Indies Kingston 17 May 2003 ODI # 2011
New Zealand 2 runs 178 v South Africa Auckland 29 Feb 2004 ODI # 2107
Africa XI 2 runs 199 v Asia XI Centurion 17 Aug 2005 ODI # 2269
Australia 2 runs 323 v New Zealand Wellington 7 Dec 2005 ODI # 2302
Scotland 2 runs 208 v Netherlands Nairobi (Jaff) 2 Feb 2007 ODI # 2500
Sri Lanka 2 runs 236 v England North Sound 4 Apr 2007 ODI # 2563
West Indies 3 runs 196 v England Nottingham 20 Jul 2000 ODI # 1618
Sri Lanka 3 runs - v New Zealand Hamilton 8 Feb 2001 ODI # 1686
West Indies 3 runs 279 v South Africa Cape Town 9 Feb 2003 ODI # 1942
India 3 runs 281 v Zimbabwe Adelaide 24 Jan 2004 ODI # 2087
England 3 runs 116 v Ireland Belfast 27 Aug 2009 ODI # 2878
Australia 3 runs 351 v India Hyderabad (Deccan) 5 Nov 2009 ODI # 2923
India 3 runs 415 v Sri Lanka Rajkot 15 Dec 2009 ODI # 2932
Sri Lanka 4 runs 209 v South Africa Johannesburg 17 Jan 2001 ODI # 1673
New Zealand 4 runs 308 v Pakistan Wellington 17 Jan 2004 ODI # 2083
India 4 runs 272 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 27 Jul 2004 ODI # 2153
Ireland 4 runs 245 v Kenya Dublin 12 Jul 2009 ODI # 2861
Australia 4 runs 261 v England The Oval 4 Sep 2009 ODI # 2882
Australia 4 runs 293 v India Vadodara 25 Oct 2009 ODI # 2913
England 5 runs 256 v India Mumbai 3 Feb 2002 ODI # 1803
Australia 5 runs 230 v England Melbourne 25 Jan 2003 ODI # 1941
New Zealand 5 runs 255 v South Africa Wellington 20 Feb 2004 ODI # 2101
India 5 runs 350 v Pakistan Karachi 13 Mar 2004 ODI # 2112
Sri Lanka 5 runs 258 v India Rajkot 11 Feb 2007 ODI # 2520
Sri Lanka 5 runs 172 v Zimbabwe Harare 24 Nov 2008 ODI # 2782
Australia 5 runs 250 v South Africa Hobart 18 Jan 2009 ODI # 2796
By wickets
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
England 1 wicket 22 132 44.2 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 18 Feb 2000 ODI # 1564
Zimbabwe 1 wicket 1 284 49.5 v India Jodhpur 8 Dec 2000 ODI # 1658
Zimbabwe 1 wicket 8 274 48.4 v New Zealand Auckland 7 Jan 2001 ODI # 1665
West Indies 1 wicket 8 241 48.4 v Zimbabwe Brisbane 13 Jan 2001 ODI # 1669
Zimbabwe 1 wicket 2 275 49.4 v India Faridabad 7 Mar 2002 ODI # 1814
India 1 wicket 1 200 48.5 v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2003 ODI # 1933
West Indies 1 wicket 20 145 46.4 v Bangladesh Kingstown 15 May 2004 ODI # 2128
Australia 1 wicket 5 247 49.1 v South Africa Durban 10 Mar 2006 ODI # 2348
South Africa 1 wicket 1 435 49.5 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006 ODI # 2349
Netherlands 1 wicket 2 205 41.4 v Canada Benoni 1 Dec 2006 ODI # 2455
New Zealand 1 wicket 0 225 50.0 v Sri Lanka Queenstown 31 Dec 2006 ODI # 2469
Kenya 1 wicket 6 285 49.0 v Ireland Nairobi (Ruaraka) 2 Feb 2007 ODI # 2499
Bangladesh 1 wicket 16 245 47.2 v Zimbabwe Harare 10 Feb 2007 ODI # 2518
New Zealand 1 wicket 3 347 49.3 v Australia Hamilton 20 Feb 2007 ODI # 2527
South Africa 1 wicket 10 210 48.2 v Sri Lanka Providence 28 Mar 2007 ODI # 2556
England 1 wicket 1 301 49.5 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2007 ODI # 2578
Kenya 1 wicket 82 168 36.2 v Bermuda Nairobi (Gym) 28 Oct 2007 ODI # 2641
West Indies 1 wicket 0 236 50.0 v Sri Lanka Port of Spain 10 Apr 2008 ODI # 2697
New Zealand 1 wicket 0 246 50.0 v England The Oval 25 Jun 2008 ODI # 2714
Bangladesh 1 wicket 6 222 49.0 v Zimbabwe Chittagong 5 Nov 2009 ODI # 2922
By balls remaining in the second innings
Winner Margin Balls Rem Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
Pakistan 2 wickets 0 196 49.0 49.0 v India Brisbane 10 Jan 2000 ODI # 1537
Zimbabwe 2 wickets 0 223 50.0 50.0 v South Africa Durban 2 Feb 2000 ODI # 1555
South Africa 3 wickets 0 257 50.0 50.0 v New Zealand Cape Town 4 Nov 2000 ODI # 1655
West Indies 3 wickets 0 201 50.0 50.0 v South Africa Kingston 28 Apr 2001 ODI # 1712
West Indies 4 wickets 0 292 50.0 50.0 v New Zealand Kingstown 16 Jun 2002 ODI # 1845
South Africa 2 wickets 0 239 49.0 49.0 v West Indies Colombo (SSC) 13 Sep 2002 ODI # 1875
West Indies 4 wickets 0 284 50.0 50.0 v India Jamshedpur 6 Nov 2002 ODI # 1893
Pakistan 3 wickets 0 316 48.0 48.0 v India Ahmedabad 12 Apr 2005 ODI # 2238
Zimbabwe 2 wickets 0 237 50.0 50.0 v Bangladesh Harare 2 Aug 2006 ODI # 2394
New Zealand 1 wicket 0 225 50.0 50.0 v Sri Lanka Queenstown 31 Dec 2006 ODI # 2469
Scotland 3 wickets 0 281 50.0 50.0 v Ireland Nairobi (Gym) 30 Jan 2007 ODI # 2492
South Africa 2 wickets 0 249 50.0 50.0 v New Zealand Durban 25 Nov 2007 ODI # 2648
West Indies 1 wicket 0 236 50.0 50.0 v Sri Lanka Port of Spain 10 Apr 2008 ODI # 2697
New Zealand 1 wicket 0 246 50.0 50.0 v England The Oval 25 Jun 2008 ODI # 2714
New Zealand 2 wickets 0 182 50.0 50.0 v Australia Perth 1 Feb 2009 ODI # 2811
Australia 2 wickets 0 206 50.0 50.0 v Pakistan Centurion 30 Sep 2009 ODI # 2903
India 4 wickets 1 283 49.5 50.0 v South Africa Vadodara 17 Mar 2000 ODI # 1575
Zimbabwe 1 wicket 1 284 49.5 50.0 v India Jodhpur 8 Dec 2000 ODI # 1658
West Indies 5 wickets 1 256 49.5 50.0 v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 1 Jul 2001 ODI # 1732
India 1 wicket 1 200 48.5 49.0 v New Zealand Auckland 11 Jan 2003 ODI # 1933
Pakistan 5 wickets 1 223 49.5 50.0 v Bangladesh Rawalpindi 18 Sep 2003 ODI # 2044
Australia 2 wickets 1 259 49.5 50.0 v New Zealand Pune 3 Nov 2003 ODI # 2055
Australia 2 wickets 1 225 33.5 34.0 v India Sydney 22 Jan 2004 ODI # 2086
South Africa 1 wicket 1 435 49.5 50.0 v Australia Johannesburg 12 Mar 2006 ODI # 2349
India 5 wickets 1 252 44.5 45.0 v West Indies Kingston 18 May 2006 ODI # 2377
West Indies 4 wickets 1 246 49.5 50.0 v India Basseterre 23 May 2006 ODI # 2380
Scotland 4 wickets 1 138 19.5 20.0 v Netherlands Ayr 6 Aug 2006 ODI # 2399
England 3 wickets 1 206 49.5 50.0 v New Zealand Hobart 16 Jan 2007 ODI # 2475
Scotland 2 wickets 1 293 49.5 50.0 v Canada Mombasa 18 Jan 2007 ODI # 2477
England 1 wicket 1 301 49.5 50.0 v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Apr 2007 ODI # 2578
West Indies 4 wickets 1 165 29.5 30.0 v Scotland Dublin 12 Jul 2007 ODI # 2601
Pakistan 4 wickets 1 322 49.5 50.0 v India Mohali 8 Nov 2007 ODI # 2644
Pakistan 4 wickets 1 295 49.5 50.0 v West Indies Abu Dhabi 12 Nov 2008 ODI # 2773
West Indies 5 wickets 1 158 27.5 28.0 v New Zealand Christchurch 3 Jan 2009 ODI # 2787
India 6 wickets 1 159 21.5 22.0 v West Indies Gros Islet 3 Jul 2009 ODI # 2854
Tied matches
Team 1 Team 2 Ground Match Date Scorecard
Australia South Africa Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 18 Aug 2000 ODI # 1621
South Africa Australia Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 27 Mar 2002 ODI # 1821
South Africa Sri Lanka Kingsmead, Durban 3 Mar 2003 ODI # 1979
South Africa England Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein 2 Feb 2005 ODI # 2219
England Australia Lord's, London 2 Jul 2005 ODI # 2258
Ireland Zimbabwe Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 15 Mar 2007 ODI # 2535
New Zealand England McLean Park, Napier 20 Feb 2008 ODI # 2682

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:
India v Sri Lanka at Delhi, 5th ODI, Dec 27, 2009 [ODI # 2936]
India v Sri Lanka at Kolkata, 4th ODI, Dec 24, 2009 [ODI # 2935]
India v Sri Lanka at Cuttack, 3rd ODI, Dec 21, 2009 [ODI # 2934]
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