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Test Cricket: India collapses for 36, its lowest score so far, suffers embarrassing defeat in Aus

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India suffered an embarrassing defeat as it collapsed for 36, the lowest test score ever made by the country, in the Day/Night Test in Australia’s Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Australians pocketed an emphatic eight-wicket victory under two and a half days. India’s earlier lowest score was 42 at the Lord’s in 1974 against England.

Saturday’s total was also the fifth-lowest overall score in test history.

Test cricket: How India performed

Australia scored the 90 runs target in only 21 overs losing only Matthew Wade (33) and Marnus Labuschagne (6).

Australian opener Joe Burns (51) scored a half-century. India has now lost three successive Tests, losing two to New Zealand earlier this year.

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Indian pacer Mohammed Shami’s suffered a wrist injury after being hit by a short ball from Pat Cummins.

At one point in the test, India was 26 for 8 and seemed it would equal New Zealand’s record of the lowest ever Test score of 26 ( New Zealand vs England).

None of India’s star batsmen could get a personal total in double digits. Jasprit Bumrah (2) was out in the first over and Australia’s Hazlewood and Cummins decimated the rest. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane scored zero while Kohli scored a 4.

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted about the match saying,” With the way India batted & bowled in the 1st innings, they were in the driver’s seat, but the Aussies came back really hard this morning. That is the beauty of Test cricket. It’s NEVER over till it’s over. India was outclassed in the 2nd half. Congratulations to Australia!”

 

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