Ind vs Aus: India 6 wickets down for 15 runs - Is this going to be India's lowest total in Test?
Ind vs Aus: India 6 wickets down for 15 runs - Is this going to be India's lowest total in Test?
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In 1974, India posted their lowest ever total in a Test match when the entire team was all-out for a mere 42.

36 years later, India could possibly break their own record as they face Australia in the ongoing 1st Test between the two rivals. India, who ended their 2nd innings with 9-1 on the second day, were reduced to 31-9 on Day 3.

Out of the batsmen who were dismissed, only Mayank Aggarwal (9) managed to score more than five runs. While Jasprit Bumrah, the nightwatchman, was dismissed for two runs, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were sent back to the pavilion without having scored a single run. Virat Kohli, the skipper, also failed to make an impact as he was dismissed for 4 runs in 8 balls.

India, meanwhile, bowled out Australia for 191 for a handy first-inning lead of 53 runs on the second day of the first Day/Night Test here on Friday.

India were all out for 244 in the first session of play, adding only 11 runs to an overnight score of 233 for six. The visitors were cleaned up by Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins at the Adelaide Oval.

However, India staged a remarkable fightback with the ball as pace ace Jasprit Bumrah and seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reduced the hosts to 79 for five.

Marnus Labuschagne (47) and skipper Tim Paine (73 not out) tried to rebuild the innings but just when he was starting to take the fight to the charged-up Indians, the former was dismissed by Umesh Yadav three short of his half-century.

Having taken a 53-run lead -- something which could have been more had the last three Australian wickets not added 80 runs - India were 9/1 in the second essay when the umpires ended play on the second night. The 62-run lead with nine wickets in the bag could prove to be crucial as the wicket isn't getting any better for batting. Mayank Agarwal (5) and nightwatchman Jasprit Bumrah (0) will look to start afresh after battling it out against Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in the dying stages of the second day.

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