India captain at a loss to explain second-innings performance after tourists were bowled out for just 36 runs, the lowest score in their history and the worst total of any international side in 2020

India captain Virat Kohli questioned his team’s batting mindset in the second innings after their embarrassing capitulation inside three days of the opening day-night Test against Australia on Saturday.

India began day three 62 runs ahead with nine wickets in hand but soon the wheels came off their second innings and they slumped to their lowest ever innings score of 36 at the Adelaide Oval.

The usually articulate Kohli was at a loss for words to describe the feeling after the demoralising eight-wicket defeat in the series opener.

“It’s very hard to find words to express how everyone’s feeling in the change room,” Kohli, who will miss the last three tests to attend the birth of his first child in India, said at the presentation ceremony.

“When you work hard for two days, you play some good cricket to get yourself in a good position, and then literally in an hour you put yourself in a position where it’s impossible to win.

The 32-year-old felt the Indian batsmen should have played with the same positive mindset they had showed during their first innings total of 244.



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