Dec 20, 2020

India bowled out for lowest Test score in 65 years Featured

The cricket world has been left in disbelief the world’s No. 3 side India were left decimated by Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

India started the day at 1/9 but the loss of nightwatchman Jasprit Bumrah sparked one of the more insane collapses ever seen in the cricket world.

When Bumrah fell with the score on 15, India lost 8/16 when Hanuma Vihari was dismissed as Hazelwood claimed his fifth wicket of the innings.

It gave him his eighth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as he had figures of 5/3.

It saw India just trying to get past the lowest ever score for India, which was 42 scored in the second innings of the second Test against England in June 1974, a match India lost by an innings and 285 runs.

The saving grace for India this time around is that the side had a 53-run lead on the first innings, giving a slight buffer during a Test where the runs have been at a premium.

The score was the lowest since 1955, when New Zealand were bowled out for the lowest score of all-time when they were dismissed for 26 against England in Auckland.

(Excerpts : news.com.au)

 

 

 

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