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.
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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.
Former Australian cricket legends in the commentary box were having the time of their lives during the capitulation.
On Fox Cricket, Mark Waugh said: “5-3 — that’s under-10s”.
“He’ll get his name in the paper,” Adam Gilchrist laughed.
Hazelwood ended with figures of 5/8.
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.
Jasprit Bumrah’s wicket was just the beginning.Source:AFP
But the innings ended on a sour note when Mohammed Shami was hit on the arm by a vicious Pat Cummins bouncer after he chased it down the leg side with the bowler unable to grip the bat.
Shane Warne was left stunned in the commentary box.
“I just can’t believe they were bowled out for 36,” he said. “I’m still in a bit of shock. I got to the ground and during the build up ‘if India bat for 65-70 overs, tough little battle for Australia later today’ but India were out in such a short period of time.”
Mike Hussey said he “feel like I’m in a dream”.
“I don’t believe what I’ve just witnessed,” he said. “All Virat Kohli could say to his team is ‘we’ve been bowled out for 36, we’ve got 90 to play with. It happened to us, why can’t it happen to Australia?’ But I can’t believe what I’ve just seen, unbelievable Test cricket.”
There was some confusion as to whether that means the record of 42 was beaten with the retired hurt.
“Does 9/36 with a retired hurt mean that 42 all out remains the record?” Rick Eyre tweeted.
AAP’s Scott Bailey tweeted that it was the “Lowest Test innings in 65 years and the equal-fifth lowest ever. Incredible.”.
Lowest scores at Adelaide Oval
20 – Gold Coast (2017)
26 – Western Bulldogs (2018)
29 – Essendon (2020)
33 – Adelaide (2020)
34 – Fremantle (2019)
35 – Adelaide (2020)
35 – North Melbourne (2020)
36 – India (2020)#AUSvIND
Virat Kohli’s one and only Test in Australia has not gone to plan.Source:AFP
The head of the sports desk for Pakistan’s Dawn News Abdul Ghaffar tweeted: “NEVER EVER UNDER ESTIMATE, WRITE OFF AUSTRALIA
They can do Wonders, From any Stage. This Fight back & bowling spell will be Remembered in History.”
Woke up quite late,
WTF happened in Adelaide? #AUSvIND
This is a glorious innings of terrible cricket. #AUSvIND
At 31/9 you just can’t say anymore. The scoreline says it all. Utter demolition. #AusvInd
This is the kind of score I used to get regularly on Cricket 19 #AUSvIND
This cricket score is so weird – surreal almost. Very 2020. 🏏 #AUSvIND
It leaves just 90 runs for the Aussies to get to claim the first result.
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