Mumbai: Australia defeated India in the first test in Adelaide by eight wickets today. India has now lost two consecutive Test matches within three days.
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.
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.
The total of 36/9 went on to be India’s worst-ever score in a single innings in the format
Chasing a target of 90 runs, Matthew Wade and Joe Burns stood out for 70 runs, before being dismissed for 70 runs.
It was an easy chase for Australia following which they are now ahead by 1-0 in the ongoing Test Series. India and Australia will commence their second test on December 26.