Saturday, May 18, 2024

Aus VS India: Poor show by Indian batsmen

  • Lowest ever score in second Innings
  • Batsmen surrender to Australian bowlers
  • 36/9, lowest ever Test score by India

Adelaide: Can you believe it? From 9/1, Indian batsmen crumbled to 36/9 surrendering to Australain bowlers in their second innings of the first test at Adelaide. It is of course, the lowest ever test score India recorded overseas. Previous lowest score was 42 and thanks to Shami who saved from not bundled as he got retired hurt with an injury to elbow. Josh Hazlewood was pick of the bowlers claiming main crucial five wickets. He was supported by Pat Cummins with four wickets’ haul.

If we remember, India’s lowest score in overseas was recorded in 1974 against England with Indian batsmen all out for 42. First Innings looked to be in India’s favour when Australia were all out for 191 . India scored 244, getting a lead of 53 runs.

Magic of Pink Ball: In a day and night test match, pink ball played crucial role with reverse swing and ball dominated bat. With overnight score of 9/1 Indians did not look comfortable from the ball go, Captain Kohli was dismissed cheaply for 4 runs. First ball of Hazlewood of the day dismissing Agarwal with extra bounce showed how pitch played foul with pink ball today. This is one of the reasons for India scoring lowest ever score in Test cricket.

Hazlewood had last laugh when he has taken 200th test wicket and completed five wicket haul. He just missed hattrick after he removed Saha and Aswin or else it would have added yet another feather to Hazlewood’s cap in test career.
With just 90 runs to win, Australia is sure to take 1-0 lead in Test series.


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