India tour of England 1971

Sunny's little gem

Remembering Gavaskar's battling 57 at Old Trafford in 1971, an innings the man himself rates as his most satisfying

1971

India's day of glory

India came to England in 1971 with a record of no wins and 15 defeats in their 19 Tests... but all that changed at The Oval

No. 5

Solkar takes a blinder

Knott was looking to send it around the corner; around the corner was Ekki

Statistics

India in England Test Series, 1971

India tour of England, Jun-Sep 1971

Test matches

Fans invade the pitch after India's historic win over England
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John Jameson is short of his crease as the ball deflects off Bhagwat Chandrasekhar's fingers onto the stumps
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Eknath Solkar takes a blinder to dismiss Alan Knott
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Ajit Wadekar made 48
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Farokh Engineer plays a cut shot
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Farokh Engineer drives
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Tour Results
Pearce's XI v Indians at Scarborough - Sep 4-7, 1971
Indians won by 5 wickets
Worcs v Indians at Worcester - Sep 1-3, 1971
Match drawn
Somerset v Indians at Taunton - Aug 28-30, 1971
Match drawn
Sussex v Indians at Hove - Aug 25-27, 1971
Match drawn
England v India at The Oval - Aug 19-24, 1971
India won by 4 wickets
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