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ENG vs IND, 3rd test: India Falls To Ninth Lowest Test Score

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By AFP News
August 25, 2021 • 23:43 PM View: 2307

India were dismissed for just 78 on the first day of the third Test against England at Headingley on Wednesday. Yet this was still only their ninth-lowest completed innings score in Test cricket.

Below AFP Sport looks back at India's lowest Test-innings totals:

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36 v Australia, Adelaide 2020

The worst Test innings score so far in the 21st Century saw India shot out for just 36 in their second innings. Opener Mayank Agarwal top-scored with nine, while Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took 5-8.

India suffered an eight-wicket defeat having led by 53 runs on first innings. The tourists, however, recovered in dramatic style to win the series 2-1.

42 v England, Lord's 1974

An India side including opening batting great Sunil Gavaskar collapsed to just 42 in 17 overs as England surged to an innings and 285-run win. England pacemen Chris Old (5-21) and Geoff Arnold (4-19) did the damage.

58 v Australia, Brisbane, 1947

After Australia piled up 382-8 declared, India slumped to 58 all out, with captain Lala Amarnath top-scoring with 22. India made 98 second time around in an innings and 226-run reverse.

58 v England, Manchester, 1952

England fast-bowling great Fred Trueman took 8-31 as India were dismissed inside 22 overs after the hosts had made 347-9 declared. India's second-innings of 82 still England won by an innings and 207 runs.


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