- The Indian team was all out for 42 against England in London on 24 June 1974.
- Now piled up for only 36 runs against Australia in Adelaide on 19 December 2020
- Former captain Bishan Singh Bedi was part of the team that was allotted for 42 runs.
Former Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi has said that it was the next day when the Indian team was all out for just 42 runs against England in London on 24 June 1974, but it is a different day when the Indian team was Adelaide on 19 December 2020 Only 36 runs were piled up against Australia. Bedi was part of the team that was allotted for 42 runs. The winning hopes that the Indian team raised with their excellent bowling on the Australian soil were destroyed by the batsmen.
On Saturday, on the third day of the first Test match played at the Adelaide Oval ground, hosts Australia defeated India by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. Bedi said on Saturday, ‘If anyone had scored 30, the score of 36 would have been 36. So if Solkar had scored 18, then 42 would have remained. I remember there was no resistance in 1974. That whole tour was quite terrible. Anyway, we should not think about it. ‘
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In 1974, the Indian team, captained by Ajit Wadekar, lost by an innings and 285 runs at Lord’s in London and lost the series 0–3. At the same time, the Indian team captained by Virat Kohli suffered an eight-wicket defeat to Australia in Adelaide on Saturday. Bedi took six wickets in the first innings at Lord’s in 1974. He said that the ball was not swinging much at Lord’s.
Bedi said, ‘Lords also had a very nice and clean day. There was no cloud. It only happened that the straight ball either hit the stumps or took the edge of the bat. The ball was not swinging or waving at Lord’s. But in Adelaide the ball was waving more and swinging. This day-night Test match played with pink ball was a forgettable one for India. Thanks to 74 runs in the first innings by captain Virat Kohli, the visiting team somehow scored 244 runs. She then bowled Australia for 191 runs in the first innings with a lead of 53 runs in the second innings.
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