In the first Test match of the series between India and Australia, the visiting team’s condition deteriorated on the third day. Team India’s second innings was restricted to just 36 runs when Mohammed Shami went for a retired hurt. Thus an embarrassing record was recorded in his name.
The team captained by Virat Kohli was able to score 36 for 9 wickets in 21.2 overs and Shami retired out. Earlier, he had scored 244 runs in the first innings after which the Australian team was all out for 191 runs. India now got a total of 89 runs.
India’s lowest score in an innings of the previous Test was 42 runs, when England were all out at Lord’s ground in June 1974. In that match, Team India was headed by Ajit Wadekar and India’s second innings was reduced to 42 runs in 17 overs.
India’s lowest score is 58 against Australia. In Brisbane in November 1947, India was allotted by Lala Amarnath under the captaincy of Lala Amarnath for such a low score in the second innings in the first Test match of that series.
Talking about the lowest overall score in Test, it is 26 runs which is the name of New Zealand. England were bowled out for 26 runs in 27 overs in March 1955 in Auckland.