Team India folded out for just 109 runs in the first innings of the g third Test against Australia at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Despite boasting high-profile players, the Indian side has bowed down on numerous occasions to the opposition and returned low scores. In this piece, we take a look at the top three lowest scores (all-out) in home Tests-
83 runs | IND vs ENG, IND vs NZ
On two occasions, Team India got a paltry 83 runs on the board – against England and New Zealand in 1977 and 1999, respectively. In Chennai, India were bundled out for the low score in just 38.5 overs and ended up losing the clash against England. In 1999, India were reduced to 83 runs in Mohali against the Kiwis in just 27 overs but managed to draw the contest.
76 runs | IND vs SA
In 2008, India locked horns with South Africa in Ahmedabad and were outfoxed by the rival bowling unit. MS Dhoni and Irfan Pathan were the only two batters with a double-digit score (14 and 21* respectively). Dale Steyn scalped a five-for, Makhaya Ntini got a three-wicket haul and Morne Morkel took two scalps. India managed to only score 76 runs after complete domination by the Proteas.
75 runs | IND vs WI
In Delhi, 1987, the West Indies produced one of the finest bowling displays to restrict the home side from scoring big. In mere 30.5 overs, India were reduced to 75 runs in their batting innings as Patrick Patterson claimed a five-wicket haul while Winston Davis got three under his belt. This is the lowest total set by India at home in a Test match.