Indian cricket team registered the lowest Test score in their history as they were bundled out for 36 in their second innings against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
Team India's worst Test innings total before this was 42 against Mike Denness's England at Lord's in 1974.
Lowest Test score in Indian Test cricket history, 36 all-out vs Australia in Adelaide Oval.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 19, 2020
Starting the third day of the day-night Test at 9/1, the Indian batting line-up collapsed like a pack of cards after Pat Cummins struck early to remove nightwatchman Jasprit Bumrah.
Such was the horror show that for the first time in Test history, no one scored a double-digit score in the innings.
4920408404 no this is not my Mobile number but the scorecard of Team India under the greatest coach of all time Ravi shastri.....!!!— Angry Rantman (@angry_rantman) December 19, 2020
This is worst than Chappell era....!!!!#AUSvsIND
Fans were in utter disbelief as Team India suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the first session of Day 3.
For Australia, Pat Cummins took four for 21 while Josh Hazlewood took five for eight in five overs to share the nine wickets as India innings ended at 36/9. India’s No. 11 batsman Mohammed Shami retired hurt and could not bat.
Hazlewood's 5-8 is the most economical five-wicket haul by an Australian in 73 years #AUSvIND— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) December 19, 2020
Exceptional performance from Cummins, Hazlewood.— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 19, 2020
They have bowled one of the most memorable spells of fast bowling. Gave nothing away and India were dumbfounded, with no answers to anything.
Meanwhile, the hosts need just 90 runs to win the first Test of the four-match series of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Mohammad Shami walks off after a blow to his wrist!— ICC (@ICC) December 19, 2020
And India's innings ends on 36 😱
A terrific first session for Australia as they take 8️⃣ wickets for 3️⃣0️⃣ runs!
Can the hosts chase down the target of 90? #AUSvIND 👉 https://t.co/Q10dx0r4nX pic.twitter.com/X1XUaxsREl
Feature image courtesy: AFP / William West