India Scores its Lowest in Test

The Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli faced its worst hour of embarrassment while collapsing to its lowest Test score of 36, as a rampaging Australia cruised to an emphatic eight wicket victory in two and half days at the opening day and night Test on Saturday. The scorecard sequence was 4, 9, 2, 0, 4, 0, 8, 4, 0, 4 and 1. “Very hard to put those feelings into words. We had a lead of 60-odd coming and just collapsed,” said Kohli, who would be heading home on paternity leave now. India’s earliest lowest score was 42 at the Lord’s in 1974 against England, known in Indian cricket parlance 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.

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