India’s Worst 7 Wicket Fall Down in Test


India has become the best team in world of Indian cricket. It ranked at First position in these sessions; the 2nd place is filled by the opponent team Australia. India had marked a lot in cricket history.

Talking about going on First Test match between India v/s Australia, looking to Steve O’Keefe’s career-best bowling, Australian cricket team bundled India for 105 runs in first innings to script a sensational batting collapse which can be termed as the worst in the hosts entire history. Well, can say the bad day for India. Following information about India’s performance has been detailed.

India lost their 7 wickets in just 11 runs in 1st innings in First Test Match against Australia. They fallen from 94/3 to 105 all out in a span of 48 balls

India’s previous worst such collapse was seven for 18 runs in Christchurch in 1989-90.

O’Keefe finished with figures of 6/35; he took 5 wickets in a span of 19 balls. This was the joint-second- fewest balls to take a five- for against India.

The shortest span spelled was 16 balls in 2011 by Stuart Broad at Trent Bridge. Other was Erine Toshback, in Brisbane (194748) and Imran Kahn in Hyderabad (1982-83), they had also taken 5 wickets from19 balls.19 Steve O’Keefe finished with 6 wickets in 24 balls.

The third best by visiting left-arm spinner in India is O’Keefe with figures 6/35.  The best is by Hedley Verity with figures of 7 wickets for 49 balls in Chennai in 1933-34.

  1. Ashwin has the figures of 67 wickets in 2016-17 sessions, currently thesecond highest figuresby a bowler in any sessions. Ashwin is 11 wickets away from Dale Steyn’s 78 scalps in 12 matches in 2007-08.

Previously when India worst 7 collapsed came against New Zealand in February, 1990. India lost their 7 wickets in just for 18 runs. Other was against England that is in 1979, 7/21 in Lord’s and also 7/21 in The Oval in 2011.


Runs Added  V/s Place Year From To
11 Australia MCA ,Pune 2016-17 94-3 105
18 New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand 1989-90 146-3 164
21 England Lord’s Cricket Ground, London 1979 75-3 96
21 England The Oval , London 2011 262-3 283
23 England Old Trafford, Stratford 1952 59-3 82
24 England Lord’s Cricket Ground, London 1959 144-3 168
25 England Wankhede, Mumbai 2005-06 75-3 100

The last time India was all out at home for a smaller total than their 105 in India v/s Australia (2016) was of 76 against South Africa in Ahmadabad in 2008. This is their third-lowest total anywhere in the last 10 years.

The lowest all-out scores for India against Australia than this total are four. India’s lowest score against them is 58 at the Gabba in 1947-48 and the only lower total against Australia at home is 104 at the Wankhede in 2004-05.

There is one instance of a team scoring the highest total of the match in 4th innings to win in India; it was the home side against England in Chennai in 2008-09 when they won chasing 387. At clomps on the second day; Australia is leading by 298 with six wickets in hand. India hasn’t lost any Test series at home since 2012.