Adelaide (Australia): An amazing spell of fast bowling by Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins powered Australia to an eight-wicket victory over India in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval here on Saturday.
Team India suffered an embarrassing defeat as their second innings collapsed for a mere 36 runs on the third day of the first day-night Test played with pink ball in Adelaide.
Josh Hazlewood was literally on fire as he claimed five wickets for just eight runs in the five overs he bowled on the third day. The bowling figures posted by Pat Cummins were also amazing at 4/21.
Australia reached their second innings target of 90 runs with ease, losing just two wickets along the way.
Australia posted 93/2 in their second innings. Joe Burns remained unbeaten on 51 runs to become the highest in Australia’s second innings.
This is the most crushing defeat in recent times for Team India.
Australia has thus started this series comprising four Test matches with a win. Australia now have a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Team India had won the toss and scored 244 runs in their first innings after electing to bat first. Hosts Australia were dismissed for 191 runs in their first innings.
The Indian team were blown away for an embarrassing 36/9 in the second innings. have e
This is the lowest ever score by India in a Test match Earlier, the Indian team scored the lowest score of 42 runs 46 years ago. It was made against England at Lord’s in 1974.
No Indian batsman crossed the double-digit mark. Mayank Aggarwal was the highest scorer with 9 runs. Hanuman Vihari managed to score 8 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin could not even open their respective accounts.
The lowest score in Test cricket is in the name of New Zealand. In 1955, New Zealand were all out for 26 runs in a Test against England.
South Africa also have a dubious record in this regard as they have been dismissed for 30, 35 and 36 earlier.