India tour of England 1959

Ramakant Desai - The tiny titan

By 1959, at the end of a sorry decade for Indian cricket, not only were there no bowlers in the country who could bowl anything above military medium, but the batsmen also were getting bombarded by pacemen from other countries

Fifth Test Match

England v India

Toss: India.

Fourth Test Match

England v India

This was the most interesting match of the series and the only one that went into the fifth day


India in England Test Series, 1959

India tour of England, Apr-Sep 1959

Test matches

Colin Cowdrey plays one back to the bowler
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Vijay Manjrekar turns one away
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Polly Umrigar bats
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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v Indians at Scarborough - Sep 9-11, 1959
Pearce's XI won by 5 wickets
Lancashire v Indians at Blackpool - Sep 5-8, 1959
Match drawn
AER Gilligan's XI v Indians at Hastings - Sep 2-4, 1959
Match drawn
Kent v Indians at Canterbury - Aug 29-Sep 1, 1959
Indians won by 8 wickets
Hampshire v Indians at Bournemouth - Aug 26-28, 1959
Match drawn
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