After losing the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship final, India has another opportunity to rebound. Starting on 4th August 2021, they will play five tests against England. It will be a month-long event that keeps cricket betting sites and fantasy cricket news outlets busy. You may also want to prepare, check betting odds, and place your wager.
India has not clinched any Test series win in England since 2007, with England defeating them 4-1 in the last match. However, India has 30 wins to England’s 49 in past Test matches, which is no small feat.
Here are five of India’s most iconic Test wins against England.
1. India Vs. England in Chennai, 1952| India won by an innings and 8 runs
The England side toured India for five test series under Nigel Howard. After winning the toss, Howard decided to bat first. However, only England’s Jack Robertson and Dick Spooner were able to counter India.
The Indian team fought hard, with Pankaj Roy and Polly Umrigar scoring 111 and 130 runs, respectively.
Again VinooMankad and Ghulam Ahmed picked four wickets each to bowl England out for 183.
The brilliant play helped India win its first game against England.
2. India Vs. England 1971 Oval Test| India won by 4 wickets
It was the first time India had won a Test match in England. As the toss winner, England chose to bat first.
The first innings saw England post 355 runs, including 90 runs from Allan Knott, 82 from John Jameson, and 81 from Richard Hutton. India only managed 284 runs as Ryan Illingworth picked 5 for 70.
The game-changing moment came during England’s second innings. Bhagwat Chandrashekhar picked 6 for 101 to set India a target of 173. Again, Ajit Wadekar’s unbeaten 45 and Dilip Sardesai’s 40 led India to a four-wicket win.
3. England Vs. India, 2002 Leed’s Test| India won by an Innings and 46 runs
The 2002 Leed’s Test was one of those iconic wins that propelled India to become the top-ranked Test team in the world in 2009. India batted first after winning the toss.
The team put up a massive total of 628 for 8 that crushed England. Again, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh picked three wickets each and rolled over England for 273.
4. England Vs. India, 2007 Nottingham Test | India won by seven wickets
The 2007 Nottingham Test saw India win the toss and bat first. Anil Kumble (3/32) and Zaheer Khan (4/59) scored excellent scores for Rahul Dravid’s team as it restricted England to 198. Dinesh Karthik (77), Sachin Tendulkar (91), Sourav Ganguly (79), VVs Laxman (54), and Wasim Jaffer (62) all contributed to the victory.
As a result, India scored 481 and England only managed 355.
5. England vs. India, 2014 Lord’s Test, India wins by 95 runs
Another Indian win came at London’s Lord’s Cricket Ground. Alastair Cook won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first.
England was leading the game until Bhuvneswar Kumar picked up six wickets, limiting them to 319. During the second innings, Murali Vijay scored 95 runs, while Ravindra Jadeja scored 68 runs in just 57 balls.
After a challenging fourth inning, Ishant Sharma picked up seven wickets to help India win the game.
It’s always a great game when India plays England.
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