The Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli collapsed to its lowest Test score of 36 en route to an eight-wicket defeat against Australia on the third day of the opening day-night Test here on Saturday.
There were no demons in the pitch but Josh Hazlewood (5-3-8-5) and Patrick Cummins (10.2-4-21-4) displayed fast bowling of highest quality, the impact of which will be far-reaching with three more Tests to go.
Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary
India’s earlier lowest score was 42 at Lord’s in 1974 against England, sometimes referred to as the “Summer of 42.” Saturday’s total was also the lowest score in the brief history of day-night Tests and the joint fifth lowest overall.
The easy target of 90 runs was achieved by the home side in only 21 overs without much fuss.
Australia only lost Matthew Wade (33) and Marnus Labuschagne (6) in pursuit of the easy goal and in the process,…