Before the latest Adelaide Test, India had been dismissed for 100 or fewer than that just four times this century. None of them as dramatic as the Summer of 42 or the Summer of 36, as this one might be known one day, but still quite dire.
100 all out vs England, 2nd inns, Mumbai, 2006
Shaun Udal never played a Test after this, but in Mumbai in 2006, he produced an iconic moment with his offspin when he dismissed Sachin Tendulkar to leave India 76 for 5 in chase of 313. Udal ended with four wickets, including that of a young MS Dhoni, and England secured a 1-1 draw in the three-match series. It was always going to be a tough chase for India on a fifth-day Wankhede pitch, but their star-studded batting line-up did not even put up a fight. England's quicks accounted for Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, and Udal did the rest. This was England's first Test win in India since 1985.
99 all out vs New Zealand, 1st inns, Hamilton, 2002
India's batsmen could not handle the extreme swinging conditions in New Zealand on their 2002-03 tour. In the first Test, in Wellington, they had been bowled out for 161 and 121, and in Hamilton, they failed to reach three figures in the first innings. Daryl Tuffey ripped through the top order, dismissing Sanjay Bangar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar for single-digit scores. India actually managed to claw their way back into the Test, dismissing New Zealand for 94 in their first innings, but a second collapse meant New Zealand won by four wickets.
94 all out vs England, 2nd inns, The Oval, 2014
India were bruised and battered by the second innings of the fifth Test of their 2014 tour of England. After going 1-0 up in the second Test, they had been beaten soundly in Southampton and Manchester and were dismissed for 148 in the first innings at The Oval. England had responded with 486, batting India out of the Test for all practical purposes. There was little fight in the second Indian innings: Jimmy Anderson removed M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara early, Virat Kohli's poor tour came to an end when he nicked behind yet again, and Dhoni was sent back for a duck as India were bowled out in less than 30 overs and lost by an innings and 224 runs, their third biggest defeat in Tests.
76 all out vs South Africa, 1st inns, Ahmedabad, 2008
On a first-day pitch in Ahmedabad, South Africa's quicks put in one of the finest displays of fast bowling on Indian soil as they ran through India in 20 overs. Makhaya Ntini started the collapse, dismissing Wasim Jaffer in the fourth over. Dale Steyn then got Virender Sehwag to chop on before Ntini got two more, Laxman leaving one that was angled in and Ganguly playing on. Then Steyn produced one of his best Test deliveries, getting one to seam past Dravid's edge and hit the top of off stump. Morne Morkel got in on the act with two quick strikes before Steyn wiped up the tail to finish with 5 for 23. A double-century by AB de Villiers in South Africa's first innings put the game beyond India.
Dustin Silgardo is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo