When England capitulated for just 81 in their second innings of the third test match against India in Ahmedabad, it was their lowest total against the opposition.
81 – Ahmedabad, 2021
The pink ball looked almost impossible to face for the England batsmen as one was dismissed after another. On the back of getting bowled out for just 112 in the first innings of the 3rd test match of the four-match series between India and England, the visitors did even worse in their second innings, getting uprooted for just 81.
It was made clear that it was not going to be a great batting display by England in the second dig either when they lost two wickets within the first three balls of their innings and the slide did not stop till the end.
Axar Patel turned out to be the highest wicket taker for India. He picked up 5 wickets from his 15 overs while conceding 32 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin was too good for the England batsman as he finished with figures of 15-3-48-4.
101 – The Oval, 1971
In the third innings of The Oval test match against India in August 1971, England lasted 45.1 overs and were bowled out for 101 in the third innings, scoring at an economy rate of 2.23.
102 – Mumbai, 1981
Against India in a test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, England were bowled out for 102 within 26.2 overs in the last innings of a test match. They tried to get runs quickly, going at a run rate of 3.87, but the party did not last long.
102 – Leeds, 1986
In June 1986, England were bowled out for just 102 in their second innings of a test match at Leeds. They faced 45.1 overs and scored at a run rate of 2.25.
112 – Ahmedabad, 2021
The pink ball was a bit of an unknown for everybody and it wasn’t the batsmen’s friend, as it turned out. On a spinning track at Ahmedabad in February 2021, England were bowled out for 112 in their first innings, with only four of their batsmen reaching double figures.
Axar Patel was the wrecker-in-chief and picked up 6 wickets from 21.4 overs while conceding just 38 runs at an economy rate of 1.80. This was only his second test match and he proved to be a handful on a spinning track.