Mumbai: India’s second innings against Australia in the first in Adelaide ended at 36/9. This is India’s lowest total in Test Cricket history. Before this, India’s lowest score was 42 in Test cricket against England in 1974.
The Virat Kohli-led team had a lead of 62 runs while entering the third day of the first Test but failed to score runs following which now Australia needed 90 runs to go 1-0 up in the series.
For Australia, Josh Hazelwood scalped five wickets while Pat Cummins took four wickets.
Resuming on 9/1 on the third day, India lost the wickets of Jaspreet Bumrah (2) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0) in quick succession as Pat Cummins sent both batsmen back to the pavilion. In the very next over of Pujara’s dismissal, Josh Hazlewood took the wickets of Mayank Agarwal (9) and Ajinkya Rahane (0), and India was left reeling at 15/5 with just a lead of 68 runs over the hosts.
Brief Scores: India 244 and 36/9 (Mayank Agarwal 9, Hanuma Vihari 8, Josh Hazlewood 5-8) vs Australia 191/10.