Isle of Man bowled out for 10, lowest total in men’s T20Is

Spain 13 for 0 (Awais 12*) beat Isle of Man 10 (Joseph 4, Kamran 4-4, Mehmood 4-6) by ten wickets

Isle of Man were skittled out for 10, the lowest total in men’s T20s by Spain on on Sunday. It then took Spain all of two balls to chase the score down as they romped home to a near-perfect ten-wicket win with 118 balls remaining.

Isle of Man fell below Sydney Thunder, who had slumped to 15 all out in 5.5 overs against Adelaide Strikers in the BBL earlier this year. Turkey had previously held the lowest score in T20s when they were bundled out for 21 against Czech Republic in 2019.

Coming into Cartagena with an unassailable 4-0 lead in a six-match series after the second T20I was washed out, hosts Spain did not put a foot wrong. Mohammad Kamran and Atif Mehmood picked up four wickets each, with three maidens and ten runs between them in a collective eight-over spell. Kamran’s spell also included a hat-trick as Isle of Man were rolled over in no time. Lorne Burns followed the left-arm seamers to finish off the innings four balls into the ninth over.

After the hosts chose to field, Kamran set the tone by nicking off Adam McAuley off the first ball. Mehmood trapped George Burrows lbw and Kamran picked up a hat-trick run in the next over by knocking over Luke Ward, Edward Beard, and Christian Webster to reduce the score to 5 for 4.

Mehmood followed with a double-wicket over which included the wicket of Joseph Burrows, the top scorer of the innings with four runs. Fraser Clarke’s duck was the fifth among the seven in total, but he faced 12 balls that stretched the innings into the ninth over, where Burns’ clean-up job completed the innings.

In reply, Joseph started with a no-ball to Awais Ahmed. While that didn’t go for runs, the free hit and the following ball were smashed over the boundary to seal a remarkable win and a 5-0 sweep.