Sydney, Jan 9: It has been the same story for a long time for Indian bowlers in overseas Tests. Yet again, they have failed. This time it is the worst performance in the history of Test cricket.
With the four-Test series against Australia set to conclude tomorrow in Sydney with the ongoing final Test ending, Indian bowlers claimed an unwanted record today.
This was the 16th time that an Indian bowler had conceded more than 100 runs in an innings this series. According to statisticians this is the worst ever (16 times 100 plus runs) in Test history.
With batsmen flourishing in the series, both Australia and Indian bowlers have suffered with the hosts still having to bowl tomorrow on the final day of the rubber.
Overall, on 24 (16 India, 8 Australia) occasions bowlers have given away 100 or more runs in an innings in this series. This is a world record, bettering 1924/25 Ashes series, according to statistician Mohandas Menon.
Indian bowlers conceding 100+ runs in this series (16 times)
Ashwin - 4 times, Shami/Umesh - 3, Ishant/Varun - 2, Karn/Bhuvneshwar - 1
1st Test - Adelaide (Lost by 48 runs)
2/120 - Mohammed Shami
2/136 - Varun Aaron
2/143 - Karn Sharma
2nd Test - Brisbane (Australia won by 4 wickets)
3/117 - Ishant Sharma
2/145 - Varun
3/101 - Umesh
2/128 - Ashwin
3rd Test - Melbourne (Drawn)
0/104 - Ishant
3/130 - Umesh
4/138 - Shami
3/134 - Ashwin
4th Test - Sydney (Result ?)
0/122 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar
1/137 - Umesh
5/112 - Shami
1/142 - Ashwin
4/105 - Ashwin (2nd innings)
16- No.of times an Indian bowler has conceded 100+ runs in an innings in the series- most for any side in a series in Test cricket!#AUSvIND— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) January 9, 2015
100+ runs conceded in this series by bowlers - a record 24 timesIndia 16Aus 8Most times: 5 by NLyon, 4 RAshwin, 3 MShami/UYadav#AusvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 9, 2015