India on Saturday created a new record for their lowest total in the history of Test history after Virat Kohli’s side could only make 36-9 in their second innings. The team’s lowest total in Test matches earlier was 42, against England in 1974. India’s second innings total against Australia is the seventh-lowest total in the history of Test cricket.
Trailing by 53 runs in the first innings, Aussie pacers began to wreak havoc in the Indian batting line-up on the third day of the first Border-Gavaskar trophy. India’s tormentor-in-chief was Josh Hazlewood, who completed 200 wickets in his Test career as he dismissed five top Indian batsmen by conceding just eight runs. India were forced to end their innings at 36-9 after Mohammed Shami sustained injuries and could not continue with his batting.
Pat Cummins, on other hand, scalped four wickets, leaving India in a spot of bother. No Indian batsmen were able to reach the double-digit in the second innings.
India were all out for 244 in their first innings before restricting Australia to 191 all out, taking a lead of 53 runs. Prithvi Shaw and head coach Ravi Shastri have had to face plenty of public ridicule for the dismal performance of Indian batsmen.