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India v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka 1972/73 (1st Test)
VenueFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th December 1972 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 6 wickets
UmpiresMV Nagendra, B Satyaji Rao
Close of play day 1India (1) 156/7 (Abid Ali 47*, Venkataraghavan 15*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 151/6 (Greig 43*, Arnold 12*)
Close of play day 3India (2) 123/5 (Solkar 30*, Engineer 3*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 106/3 (Wood 45*, Lewis 17*)

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Greig b Arnold1235531- 
RD Parkarc Pocock b Arnold41920-- 
*AL Wadekarb Arnold31117-- 
DN Sardesaib Arnold1266931- 
GR Viswanathc Knott b Greig27831174- 
ED Solkarc Knott b Greig20791244- 
+FM Engineerb Cottam1517283- 
S Abid Alic Greig b Cottam581031549- 
S Venkataraghavanc Greig b Arnold17351022- 
BS Bedinot out4912-- 
BS Chandrasekharb Arnold017-- 
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(all out, 84.4 overs)173
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Parkar, 4.5 ov), 2-15 (Wadekar, 8.5 ov), 3-20 (Gavaskar, 12.1 ov), 4-43 (Sardesai, 30.2 ov), 5-59 (Viswanath, 39.1 ov), 6-80 (Engineer, 44.3 ov), 7-123 (Solkar, 58.1 ov), 8-169 (Abid Ali, 81.6 ov), 9-169 (Venkataraghavan, 82.6 ov), 10-173 (Chandrasekhar, 84.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold23.47456--
Cottam23   5662--
Greig23   8322--
Pocock6   1130--
Underwood9   1160--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodc Venkataraghavan b Chandrasekhar1984923- 
DL Amissst Engineer b Bedi4673987- 
KWR Fletcherb Chandrasekhar2610-- 
MH Dennessc Engineer b Bedi1673813- 
*AR Lewislbw b Chandrasekhar024-- 
AW Greignot out6824227381 
+APE Knottc Solkar b Chandrasekhar412131- 
GG Arnoldc Abid Ali b Chandrasekhar1280961- 
PI Pococklbw b Chandrasekhar02934-- 
DL Underwoodc Solkar b Chandrasekhar634331- 
RMH Cottamc Abid Ali b Chandrasekhar32121-- 
Extras(4 b, 17 lb, 3 nb)24
Total(all out, 108.5 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Wood, 24.5 ov), 2-69 (Amiss, 25.5 ov), 3-71 (Fletcher, 26.5 ov), 4-71 (Lewis, 28.1 ov), 5-119 (Denness, 49.4 ov), 6-123 (Knott, 53.4 ov), 7-152 (Arnold, 82.5 ov), 8-160 (Pocock, 92.6 ov), 9-180 (Underwood, 102.6 ov), 10-200 (Cottam, 108.5 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Abid Ali9   5130-3
Solkar3   080--
Bedi47   23592--
Chandrasekhar41.518798--
Venkataraghavan8   2170--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Greig b Underwood846601- 
RD Parkarlbw b Arnold3572995- 
*AL Wadekarst Knott b Pocock2460763- 
DN Sardesaic Greig b Underwood1036422- 
GR Viswanathb Underwood32131-- 
ED Solkarc sub (GRJ Roope) b Arnold7519724611- 
+FM Engineerc Knott b Underwood631321709- 
S Abid Alic Fletcher b Pocock096-- 
S Venkataraghavanb Pocock048-- 
BS Bedib Arnold268-- 
BS Chandrasekharnot out11323-- 
Extras(8 b, 2 lb, 2 nb)12
Total(all out, 98.4 overs)233
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Gavaskar, 14.2 ov), 2-59 (Parkar, 24.3 ov), 3-82 (Wadekar, 34.5 ov), 4-86 (Sardesai, 35.5 ov), 5-103 (Viswanath, 43.2 ov), 6-206 (Engineer, 89.1 ov), 7-207 (Abid Ali, 90.6 ov), 8-211 (Venkataraghavan, 92.4 ov), 9-215 (Bedi, 94.1 ov), 10-233 (Solkar, 98.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Arnold20.46463--
Cottam7   1180--
Underwood30   13564-2
Pocock33   7723--
Greig6   1160-2
Wood2   0130--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
B Woodc Solkar b Bedi451491525- 
DL Amissc Chandrasekhar b Bedi925402- 
KWR Fletcherc Wadekar b Bedi088-- 
MH Dennessc Viswanath b Chandrasekhar3563616- 
*AR Lewisnot out701581657- 
AW Greignot out401201244- 
+APE Knottdid not bat      
GG Arnolddid not bat      
PI Pocockdid not bat      
DL Underwooddid not bat      
RMH Cottamdid not bat      
Extras(9 lb)9
Total(4 wickets, 88.5 overs)208
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Amiss, 11.4 ov), 2-20 (Fletcher, 13.6 ov), 3-76 (Denness, 33.1 ov), 4-107 (Wood, 45.4 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Abid Ali4   260--
Solkar3   0130--
Bedi39   20503--
Chandrasekhar24   7701--
Venkataraghavan16   0470--
Sardesai1.50120--
Gavaskar1   010--

Notes
--> RD Parkar made his debut in Test matches
--> S Abid Ali (1) 50 in 96 balls, 147 minutes with 7 fours
--> AR Lewis made his debut in Test matches
--> AW Greig (1) 50 in 207 balls, 220 minutes with 6 fours
--> AW Greig (1) passed his previous highest score of 62 in Test matches
--> DN Sardesai (2) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 9
--> ED Solkar (2) 50 in 159 balls, 183 minutes with 8 fours
--> ED Solkar (2) passed his previous highest score of 67 in Test matches
--> FM Engineer (2) 50 in 122 balls, 154 minutes with 6 fours
--> AR Lewis (2) 50 in 127 balls, 136 minutes with 7 fours
--> GG Arnold achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed BS Chandrasekhar in the India first innings (previous best was 5-58)
--> BS Chandrasekhar achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed RMH Cottam in the England first innings (previous best was 7-157)
--> BS Bedi reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed KWR Fletcher, his 2nd wicket in the England second innings

 

 

 

 

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