India all-out only for 36 runs; Sets record of lowest run scores...

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India all-out only for 36 runs; Sets record of lowest run in history

 Sports Desk

 Published: 01:05 PM, 19 December 2020  

Photo: ICC

Photo: ICC

On the 3rd day of the Adelaide Test, India faced the most ashamed situation as Virat Kohli’s team lost all wickets in only 36 runs in 2nd innings against hosts Australia, becoming the lowest run score in their cricket history. Team India’s previous record was 42 runs. 

Josh Hazlewood took 5 wickets for Australia alone. Besides, Pat Cummins took 4 wickets. Australia needs just 90 runs to win the 1st Test of the series.

Earlier in 1974, India was all-out for just 42 runs against England. Before this, their lowest-collection was 67 runs against Australia in 1948.

India went to the break after losing one wicket for 9 runs on the 2nd day against Australia. On the 3rd day, the Indian batsmen could not stand in front of Cummins-Hazelwood even though they came down with the aim of increasing the lead. 

The batting collapse started with Jasprit Bumrah. Then Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli went back one by one. None of them could score the double-digit. 

After losing 6 wickets for just 19 runs, Hanuma Vihari and Wriddhiman Saha tried to build the defense, however, none could stand. At the end, when Mohammed Shami returned as a retired heart, India set a new record of shame, stopping their innings only for 36 runs in the end.  

Earlier, India had scored 244 runs in their 1st innings. In reply, the host Australia scored 191 runs.