Virat Kohli’s ‘New India’ succumbed to Australian pacers in the second innings of the Adelaide Test.
Indian batsman was annihilated 36 for 9 with Mohammad Shami retired hurt, India registered their lowest ever Test score.
The is the first time in the history of Test cricket that all 11 batsmen, and extras, couldn’t cross single-figures in an innings.
The highest score was Mayank Agarwal who made 9. The score of 36 is India’s lowest-ever score in Test cricket.
Their previous lowest was 42 against England way back in 1974. That was also in the third innings of the match but India were following on.
Josh Hazlewood took 25 deliveries to complete his five-wicket haul. The fastest five-for from the start of a bowling spell in a Test is 19 balls, set by Australia’s Ernie Toshack against India in Brisbane in 1947-48.
Pat Cummins took 31 matches to take 150 Test wickets, the joint Second-fastest for Australia. He shares this feat with Dennis Lillee, Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill.
The Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli faced its worst hour of embarrassment while collapsing to its lowest Test score of 36 as a rampaging Australia cruised to an emphatic eight-wicket victory
There were no demons in the pitch but Josh Hazlewood (5-3-8-5) and Patrick Cummins (10.2-4-21-4) displayed fast bowling of highest quality.
India’s earlier lowest score was 42 at the Lord’s in 1974 against England, known in Indian cricket parlance as the “Summer of 42”. Saturday’s total was also the lowest score in the brief history of D/N Tests and the joint fifth lowest overall.
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