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India vs Australia: 'Shocking Saturday', 'Disaster', Twitter reacts to visitors' humiliating loss in Adelaide Test

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • December 19th, 2020
  • 15:14:08 IST

Virat Kohli-led India succumbed to a humiliating eight-wicket win in the Day-Night Test at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday,  amid registering their lowest score in Test history after they were bowled out for 36 in second innings of first Test in first session of Day 3.

Josh Hazlewood, who was not given the new ball, picked up five wickets, and was the chief architect of the carnage brought on India. His bowling partner Pat Cummins ended up with four wicket on what was a dream spell for Australian bowlers and a nightmare for the visitors.

Both Cummins and Hazlewood found their length from the ball number 1 and troubled the Indian batsmen with some quality seam bowling.

Jasprit Bumrah was the first wicket to fall on Day 3 and from that moment, nothing went India's way. None of the Indian batsmen were able to score in double digits, raising questions over their application with the bat.

Captain Virat Kohli, who had scored a fine half century in the first innings, scored only 4 and Cheteshwar Pujara who had played over 150 balls in his first outing, could not even open account. Rahane too walked back after scoring 0.

Last man Mohammed Shami was hit on the elbow of his bowling hand and was retired hurt as India finished the innings with the lead of 89.

Australia required 90 runs to win, and it was a welcome knock for Joe Burns (51*), who built an opening partnership of 70 with Matthew Wade. Marnus Labuschagne came in at number three, but his stint was short-lived after Ashwin struck in the 20th over.

In came Steve Smith, but it was Burns who finished the proceedings with a six over fine leg, a maximum which brought Burns' seventh Test fifty.

Watching the nightmarish innings, Indian fans, former cricketers posted their reactions on Twitter. Here are some of them:

All time classic

True!

Khawaja making a point

History created!

Shami's injury another trouble for India

Shocking indeed

A new low for India

Disaster

Former Pakistan speedster lamented India's 'embarrassing' performance

Sanjay Manjrekar felt that India needed to improve their defensive skills

Never lose hope!

One session can change the game's prospects!

Updated Date: December 19, 2020 15:14:08 IST

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