New Delhi: The Indian team may not have even dreamed that after scoring 244 runs in the first innings, no batsman could reach the double figures in the second innings and the entire team was dismissed by scoring 36 runs. Three Indian batsmen batted well in the first innings, but two of them, Pujara and Rahane, could not even open the account and captain Kohli scored only 4 runs to walk the pavilion. India had a lead of 53 runs in the first innings, but thanks to an embarrassing performance, India is on the verge of defeat in the first Test match.
India has recorded their lowest ever total in Test cricket as their startling second inning ended on 36 when Mohammed Shami was forced to retire hurt following a crunching blow on the arm from Pat Cummins. Their previous lowest was 42 against England at Lord’s in 1974. What a session that was. Australia just needs 90 which they have already crossed halfway.
“Everything went to plan,” Josh Hazlewood says modestly on Channel Seven. “Patty set the tone and I just followed suit. To join the 200th club is pretty special.”
Team India, who had led by 62 runs at the end of the second day’s play, felt so bad on the third day of the match that the entire team collapsed for just 36 runs. No batsman of Team India, who looked strong on paper, could even cross the ten-figure mark. The total in the second innings did not even lead to 100 runs. More than that, the Indian cricket team was dismissed for the lowest score in Test cricket.
Earlier, India’s minimum score in Test cricket was 42 runs, which has been broken by Team India. Hejvalwood wreaked havoc on Team India and he took five shocks. Cummins also left no stone unturned to break Team India and took four wickets. Due to the havoc bowling of the Australian team, no Indian batsman could even cross the double figures.
In the Day Night Test match, the Indian batsman looked helpless against the pink ball, especially in the second innings. As it was thought that the Indian team is very new in day-night matches and it has a strong team like Australia, whose record is good in day-night matches. Indian batsmen still have a lot to learn, so that they can win matches on foreign soil.