Vijay Merchant drives to the off side, England v India, 3rd Test, The Oval, 2nd day, August 19, 1946 © Getty Images

  • Aug 17, 1946

    Clement Attlee, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, watches the game © Getty Images

  • Jun 24, 1946

    Vijay Merchant poses for a team photo with the rest of the India squad © PA Photos

  • May 25, 1946

    Vijay Merchant drives Anthony Mallett on his way to 148 © PA Photos

  • May 2, 1946

    Vijay Hazare bats in the nets © PA Photos

  • May 1, 1946

    The 1946 Indian squad in England © PA Photos