Team India on Thursday bowled England out for 81 runs in their second innings, making it their lowest score in a Test against the hosts. They needed only 30.4 overs to bowl England out in the innings.
The total number of overs that the visitors played in the Pink-ball Test, that wrapped up within two days, was just 79.2. It is the second lowest number of overs that India have bowled to claim 20 wickets of an opposition team.
The fewest number of overs that Team India have bowled to dismiss an opposition is 66.3. They bowled just 399 balls to dismiss Afghanistan twice in a Test match in Bengaluru in 2019.
In the Pink-ball Test, they bowled just 476 balls to take 20 England wickets and take a 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series.
The infamous Mumbai Test of 2004
The other three instances where India have bowled less than 100 overs to dismiss an opposition include the Mumbai Test against Australia in 2004, where they required just 92.2 overs to beat Ricky Ponting’s men by 13 runs. This was the famous Test in which Michael Clarke got his 6-9 in 6.2 overs.
The only time Team India has done this outside of the country was against the Bangladesh in Mirpur. India batted first and declared after a massive score of 610/3. There were four centurions in the team Dinesh Karthik, Wasim Jaffer, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. They then bowled the hosts out twice within 94.5 overs to win the match by an innings and 239 runs.
The only other instance of this was against the West Indies in the 2018 Rajkot Test. India batted first to declare on 649/9 and then bowled the visitors out twice in 98.5 overs to win the match by an innings and 272 runs.