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Virat Kohli after getting out in 2nd inning of India against Australia at Adelaide on 19th December 2020 (Image Source: ICC)

India took a vital lead of 53 runs after some good bowling in the first inning as hosts Australia was bundled at the score of 191 runs on day 2. Indian team earlier scored 244/10 in the first inning and ended with 9/1 in the second inning on Day 2.


Day 3 resumed where team India left 9/1 on the previous day. The Adelaide pitch was not that bad for batting where players like Tim Paine (73) and Marnus Labuschagne (47) have scored runs in the first innings. But day 3 morning had other ideas for team India when the wicket of Jasprit Bumrah triggered the collapse.

India lost 9 wickets for just 36 runs before Mohammad Shami got retired hurt on a nasty bouncer from Pat Cummins. While from Australia Josh Hazelwood picked up 5 wickets for just 8 runs. Alongside him, Pat Cummins picked up 4 for 21 to wrap up the second inning of India. In response, Australia easily chased down the target of 90 runs with 8 wickets in hands to take the 1-0 lead in the 4-match series.

There are the numbers of records formed in the first test match at Adelaide vs Australia which team India definitely likes to forget.

1) Lowest ever team total for India in test cricket

36 no it’s not a random number but it’s the scoreboard of team India after the second inning of the first test match at Adelaide.

In terms of previous lowest totals, it’s the worst ever total for team India in history. Earlier team India has the lowest total of 42 runs against England in 1974 at Lord’s.

2) No Indian batsman reaching the double-digit score

4,9,2,0,4,0,8,4,0,4,1, not random numbers again but this is the scoreboard of the Indian line-up during the second innings at Adelaide. Mayank Aggarwal who scored 9 runs is the highest score among others.

The last time such record was made in 1924 when South Africa crumbled down 30 runs against England at Edgbaston.


3) Joint 5th worst total in test cricket history

New Zealand 26 vs England in 1955 is the lowest total in the history of cricket. South Africa 30 vs England in 1896 at Port Elizabeth is the second-lowest total in the history of cricket. Although it was made before New Zealand’s lowest total.


South Africa 30 vs England in 1924 at Birmingham is the third-lowest total in the history of cricket. Again, South Africa 35 vs England in 1899 at Cape Town is the fourth-lowest total in the history of cricket. India 36 vs Australia in 2020 at Adelaide is the fifth-lowest total in the history of cricket.

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