It is hard to compute that a team can bowl out their opposition for 36 in a Test series and still be the one under the pump

In 1887 an England team sailed south to bowl out Australia for 119 and 97 in one Test match, then 84 and 150 in another. A few years later, starting in December 1901, England kept Australia to 168, 172, and 112.

Those are the only times when an Australian team has started a home summer with their first three all-out innings being under 200. Two occasions, over a century ago. But this season, Australia are a chance for a third.

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