India were restricted to their lowest ever total in Test cricket, collapsing to 36/9 in the second innings, leaving Australia with just a 90-run target on the third day of the first day-night Test at Adelaide on Saturday.
Australia got to the target with the loss of two wickets with Joe Burns helping himself to a half century.
The Indian innings ended when pacer Mohammed Shami was hit on the forearm by a short ball from Pat Cummins. He could not continue and the Indian innings ended at 36 for 9 in 21.2 overs.
India's earlier lowest score was 42 at the Lord's in 1974 against England. That innings has come to be known in Indian cricket parlance as the "Summer of 42". The likes of Sunil Gavaskar and the late Ajit Wadekar had long carried the baggage of that English Summer, inarguably one of the worst in the annals of Indian cricket. It will now be replaced by the "Summer of 36" and the 2020 version is going to be hard to beat when it comes to India's worst batting performances.
This is also the lowest score in the brief history of D/N Tests and the joint fifth lowest overall.
Not a single Indian batsman was able to reach double figures as the home pacers, led by Josh Hazlewood (5-3-8-5) and Pat Cummins (10.2-4-21-4), decimated the tourists with some classy seam bowling.
It is not only India's lowest total ever in Tests, but also the lowest by any team in 65 years.
Also, this was the first time since 1955 where all ten partnerships are in single digits.
Following is a list of the 10 lowest scores in a single innings in Test match cricket after India were dismissed for 36 by Australia in the second innings of the first Test on Saturday.
26 - New Zealand vs England at Auckland, March 1955
30 - South Africa vs England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 1896
30 - South Africa vs England at Birmingham, June 1924
35 - South Africa vs England at Cape Town, April 1899
36 - South Africa vs Australia at Melbourne, Feb. 1932
36 - Australia vs England at Birmingham, May 1902
36 - India vs Australia at Adelaide, Dec. 2020
38 - Ireland vs England at Lord's, July 2019
42 - New Zealand vs Australia in Wellington, March 1946
42 - Australia vs England in Sydney, Feb. 1888