Bird's eye view of Statistics that emerge out from the Adelaide Test between India and Australia

IND vs AUS 1st Test Match Stats: India have now lost three successive Tests well inside three days with two being in New Zealand earlier this year. Indian cricket team bundled out for a paltry 36* vs Australia in Adelaide on December 19, 2020, their lowest score of the 21st century.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 19, 2020 17:38 IST
Bird's eye view of Statistics that emerge out from the Adelaide Test between India and Australia
IND vs AUS 1st Test Match Stats

IND vs AUS 1st Test Match Stats: The hosts, Australia cruised to a vigorous eight-wicket victory inside two and half days in the opening Adelaide Test after Team India disastrously fall to 36 all-out in their second innings. With this emphatic win over India, the Aussies took a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. This is the first time in 26 Tests when Virat Kohli led Team India had lost a Test after winning the toss. Take a look at the Bird's eye view statistics analysis from the most recently concluded IND vs AUS 1st Day/Night Test in Adelaide as given below.

There were no demons in the pitch but Josh Hazlewood (5/8) and Patrick Cummins (4/21) displayed fast bowling of the highest quality, the impact of which will be far-reaching with three more Tests to go. India's previous lowest score was 42 at the Lord's in 1974 against England, known in Indian cricket parlance as the "Summer of 42".

Former Indian cricket legendary Sachin Tendulkar revealed ''That is the beauty of Test cricket. It’s never over till it’s over.'' after India's heartbreaking loss to Australia. His former teammate Virender Sehwag also tweeted by saying ''The OTP to forget this is 49204084041.''

1) No batsman reaching double figures in an innings

India registered their Lowest-ever Test Score as none of their batsmen got into the double figures in an innings, the first time in Indian cricket history of 65 years. However, this has happened for the second time when any team managed to score without having their batsmen failed to score into the double-figure mark. Earlier when South Africa and England played against each other at Edgbaston in 1924, it was Proteas, who was bundled out for a paltry 30 vs ENG. No Proteas batsmen reached into double figures, Herbie Taylor (7) was the top run-scorer for SA.

2) SL beat WI Bridgetown 2018 (WI - 1st innings lead 50); AUS beat IND Adelaide 2020 (IND - 1st innings lead 53)

India took a 53-run lead in their first inning but lost at the hands of Australia in Adelaide. It was only the second time in Day/Night Tests, any team trailing in the 1st innings cruised to victory in Tests. Earlier, Sri Lanka defeated West Indies when West Indies took lead by 50 in their first innings back in 2018 in Bridgetown.

3) India has lost the first Test of a series (2+ Tests) outside Asia

This is the 35th time when Team India has lost the first Test of a series which more than 2 Tests outside Asia in which 31 times India had ended up losing the series with three ending in a draw. India drew 1-1 with Australia in 1980/81, England in 2002 and it had leveled with South Africa in 2010/11 series.