On the first session of Day 3 on Saturday in Adelaide, the Indian team under Virat Kohli suffered humiliation by the hands or the balls from Australian bowlers – Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins the main wrecker in chief – as the visitors recorded their lowest total of 36 in Test cricket history.
At one point India was 19/6 – losing 5 wickets in 5 runs – and were staring down at the sight of the lowest total in Test cricket. However, as all 11 players went back to the dressing room with single-digit scores, somehow the team managed to surpass the overall lowest score in Test cricket. India’s 36 is the joint 4th lowest score in the longer format of the game at the international level. All in all, it was India’s nightmare after the overnight lead of 62.
Top 10 Lowest Totals In The History Of Test Cricket
10) 42-Australia vs England 1888
England toured Australia for a solitary Test match in Sydney in 1988. Batting first the visitors scored 113 runs, however, in reply Australia was rolled up for 42 in their first innings- as only one batsman made into double figures.
On a difficult batting track, England made 137 runs in their second innings. Chasing 209, the hosts were once again dismissed on a lowly total of 82. England won the only Test of the tour by a massive 126 runs.