Australia roared to a massive win leaving India embarrassed after snatching an unbelievable victory in 2 and a half days of the day-night affair at the Adelaide Oval.
After dominating for two days of the pink ball Test, Indian batsmen faltered in the first hour on the third day registering their lowest-ever innings total as they ended at 36 for nine in their second innings against an inspired Australia in the first Test match on Saturday.
India's worst Test innings total before this was 42 against Mike Denness's England at Lord's in 1974.
"It's very hard to put those feelings into words. We had a lead of 60-odd when we arrived. And then just collapsed. Played two days of good cricket to get in a position and then just lose it in an hour. Really hurts. Probably didn't have enough intent in the batting today. It's something that needs to be reflected and learnt from. Bowlers bowled similar kind of areas in the first innings as well, but then our mindset was to get runs. There were some good balls. But I don't think it did anything drastic. Just the atmosphere was created where runs were difficult to come by. I think it was a combination of both - lack of intent, and bowlers bowling in good areas. Obviously you want to be committed to the team's cause. Confident the boys going forward will reflect on this and come up with a better result on Boxing Day." - Virat Kohli, India skipper
Source: SIFY with Agency Inputs