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 broke their own record as they faced their rivals. India, who ended their 2nd innings with 9-1 on the second day, were reduced to 36-9 on Day 3.
That said, let us take a look at the 10 lowest total scores in Test cricket:
New Zealand - 26 runs - 27.0 overs - vs England - 25 March, 1955
South Africa - 30 runs - 18.4 overs - vs England - 13 February, 1896
South Africa - 30 runs - 12.3 overs - vs England - 14 June, 1924
South Africa - 35 runs - 22.4 overs - vs England - 1 April, 1899
South Africa - 36 runs - 23.2 overs - vs Australia - 12 February, 1932
Australia - 36 runs - 23.01 overs - vs England - 29 May, 1902
India - 36 runs - 21.2 overs - vs Australia - 17 December, 2020
Ireland - 38 runs - 15.4 overs - vs England - 24 July, 2019
New Zealand - 42 runs - 39.0 overs - vs Australia - 29 March, 1946
Australia - 42 runs - 37.3 overs - vs England - 10 February, 1888
Coming back to the ongoing 1st Test, only Mayank Aggarwal (9) managed to score more than five runs out of all the batsmen who were dismissed. 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.
Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin also failed to leave a mark and India was left reeling at 26/8.
In the end, Mohammad Shami was hit on the right arm, and he was not able to continue further and as a result. Shami was retired out and India's innings came to an end with the score at 36.