India tour of England, 2nd Test: England v India at Lord's, Aug 2-7, 1979
Match drawn
Played at Lord's, London
2,3,4,6,7 August 1979 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c †Taylor b Gooch 42 139 114 4 0 36.84
CPS Chauhan c Randall b Botham 2 29 14 0 0 14.28
DB Vengsarkar c Botham b Hendrick 0 20 12 0 0 0.00
GR Viswanath c Brearley b Hendrick 21 38 34 3 0 61.76
AD Gaekwad c †Taylor b Botham 13 93 71 1 0 18.30
Yashpal Sharma c †Taylor b Botham 11 65 53 2 0 20.75
N Kapil Dev c Miller b Botham 4 5 5 0 0 80.00
KD Ghavri not out 3 36 19 0 0 15.78
B Reddy lbw b Botham 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
S Venkataraghavan* run out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
BS Bedi b Lever 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
Extras 0
  Total (all out; 55.5 overs) 96 (1.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JK Lever 9.5 3 29 1 2.94
  IT Botham 19 9 35 5 1.84
  M Hendrick 15 7 15 2 1.00
  PH Edmonds 2 1 1 0 0.50
  GA Gooch 10 5 16 1 1.60
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
JM Brearley* c †Reddy b Kapil Dev 12 35 28 2 0 42.85
G Boycott c Gavaskar b Ghavri 32 93 80 5 0 40.00
GA Gooch b Kapil Dev 10 76 52 1 0 19.23
DI Gower b Ghavri 82 131 94 10 2 87.23
DW Randall run out 57 156 135 8 0 42.22
IT Botham b Venkataraghavan 36 74 63 3 0 57.14
G Miller st †Reddy b Bedi 62 192 160 4 0 38.75
PH Edmonds c †Reddy b Kapil Dev 20 50 53 4 0 37.73
RW Taylor c Vengsarkar b Bedi 64 123 112 9 0 57.14
JK Lever not out 6 12 8 1 0 75.00
Extras (b 11, lb 21, w 2, nb 4) 38
  Total (9 wickets dec; 129.5 overs) 419 (3.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  N Kapil Dev 38 11 93 3 2.44
  KD Ghavri 31 2 122 2 3.93
  BS Bedi 38.5 13 87 2 2.24
  S Venkataraghavan 22 2 79 1 3.59
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar c Brearley b Botham 59 142 117 8 0 50.42
CPS Chauhan c Randall b Edmonds 31 114 100 4 0 31.00
DB Vengsarkar c Boycott b Edmonds 103 353 295 13 0 34.91
GR Viswanath c Gower b Lever 113 351 337 14 0 33.53
AD Gaekwad not out 1 37 31 0 0 3.22
Yashpal Sharma not out 5 11 9 0 0 55.55
Extras (b 2, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 6
  Total (4 wickets; 148 overs) 318 (2.14 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IT Botham 35 13 80 1 2.28
  M Hendrick 25 12 56 0 2.24
  JK Lever 24 7 69 1 2.87
  PH Edmonds 45 18 62 2 1.37
  G Miller 17 6 37 0 2.17
  GA Gooch 2 0 8 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 4-match series 1-0
Test debut - Yashpal Sharma (India)
Player of the match - DB Vengsarkar (India)
Umpires - HD Bird and KE Palmer
Close of play
  • Thu, 2 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 53/1 (G Boycott 26*, GA Gooch 8*)
  • Fri, 3 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 72/3 (DI Gower 9*, DW Randall 0*)
  • Sat, 4 Aug - day 3 - England 1st innings 357/7 (G Miller 52*, RW Taylor 25*)
  • Sun, 5 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 6 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 196/2 (DB Vengsarkar 66*, GR Viswanath 35*)
  • Tue, 7 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 318/4 (148 ov) - end of match
 
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