India skittled for 36 – their lowest-ever Check rating and the bottom seen within the format since 1955 – as Australia win sequence opener in Adelaide; Josh Hazlewood takes 5-8 and Pat Cummins 4-21 earlier than hosts ease to eight-wicket win

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Virat Kohli was out for four as his team subsided in Adelaide

Virat Kohli was out for 4 as his staff subsided in Adelaide

India have been skittled for 36 – their lowest-ever Check rating – throughout a shocking passage of play as Australia romped to an eight-wicket win inside three days of the pink-ball Check in Adelaide.

India, who resumed day three on 9-1 with a lead of 62, misplaced eight wickets for 22 runs within the first session earlier than final man Mohammed Shami injured his arm whereas dealing with Pat Cummins and needed to retire harm.

Josh Hazlewood took 5-8 from 5 overs, whereas Cummins snared 4-21 from 10.2 because the vacationers’ innings lasted solely 21.2 overs in complete and 15.2 overs on the day – Mayank Agarwal top-scoring with 9 as India disintegrated.

Only four teams have posted lower Test totals than India

Solely 4 groups have posted decrease Check totals than India

India's sorry-looking scorecard

India’s sorry-looking scorecard

Virat Kohli’s facet’s meagre complete was the joint-fifth lowest rating in Check historical past and the bottom seen within the format since 1955 when New Zealand have been bowled out for less than 26 by England in Auckland.

Australia reached their goal of 90 in 21 overs for the lack of solely Matthew Wade (33) and Marnus Labuschagne (6), with opener Joe Burns (51no) smashing the match-winning six off Umesh Yadav.

The house facet have moved 1-0 up within the four-match sequence, which continues in Melbourne from Boxing Day, with Hazlewood and Cummins the architects of the victory.

Hazlewood, Cummins shred India

Cummins started the procession of wickets when he caught nightwatchman Jasprit Bumrah (2) off his personal bowling within the second over of the day and adopted that by having Cheteshwar Pujara (0) caught behind within the sixth.

India had tumbled from 15-1 to 15-5 when Hazlewood started his spell with a double-wicket maiden, the lofty paceman forcing Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane (0) to snick behind to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

Josh Hazlewood took only 25 deliveries to complete his five-wicket haul

Josh Hazlewood took solely 25 deliveries to finish his five-wicket haul

Cummins made it 19-6 when he had Kohli (4) caught by a juggling Cameron Inexperienced at gully after the India captain – who’s flying residence after this Check to be along with his pregnant spouse and can miss the ultimate three video games of the sequence, in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – tried a canopy drive.

4 overs glided by with out one other wicket, just for Hazlewood to then strike from successive deliveries as Wriddhiman Saha (4) chipped to midwicket and Ravichandran Ashwin (0) edged his first ball behind – India now 26-8.

Hazlewood passed 200 Test wickets during a stunning spell of fast bowling

Hazlewood handed 200 Check wickets throughout a shocking spell of quick bowling

Ashwin’s wicket was Hazlewood’s 2 hundredth scalp in Check cricket and he made that 201 and a five-wicket haul on the day when Hanuma Vihari (8) was caught behind a few overs later.

India have been 31-9 at that stage and after Shami shovelled away a single and Umesh (4no) top-edged Hazlewood for 4, the guests’ dismal innings got here to an in depth when Shami retired after being struck by Cummins.

Australia lead the four-match Test series 1-0

Australia lead the four-match Check sequence 1-0

What the captains mentioned…

India skipper Virat Kohli: “It’s extremely laborious to place my emotions into phrases. We collapsed utterly. If you work laborious for 2 days, then actually an hour places you able the place it is not possible to win, it actually hurts. It is one thing that must be mirrored on and discovered from, and we have to put in higher performances going ahead.”

Australia captain Tim Paine: “We have been anticipating an actual dogfight proper to the tip however it exhibits the expertise we have now with the ball. If there’s something within the wicket and our boys execute, that’s what can occur. I am rapped with how we bowled on this Check however we nonetheless have quite a lot of work to do with our batting. To win and never be wherever close to our greatest fills our staff with confidence.”

Story of days one and two

The sport had been proper within the stability after two days in Adelaide, just for Australia to dramatically flip it on its head with the ball on day three.

India ended day one on 233-6 after electing to bat, with Australia the happier of the 2 sides at that time having pegged the vacationers again with three late wickets, together with the run out of Kohli for 74.

Tim Paine rallied Australia on day two with an unbeaten 73

Tim Paine rallied Australia on day two with an unbeaten 73

India have been solely in a position so as to add 11 runs to that complete on day two earlier than being dismissed for 244 – Cummins ending with 3-48 and Mitchell Starc snaring 4-53 – however they then diminished Australia to 111-7.

Nonetheless, Paine’s unbeaten 73 helped the hosts placed on 80 for the ultimate three wickets and battle as much as 191 all out and path by solely 53 on first innings.

The late wicket of Prithvi Shaw for 4 gave Australia momentum heading into day three – and so they did not let-up.


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