England tour of Sri Lanka, 1981/82 /

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1981

Gandhi's Gleneagles stand-off

Nov 15, 2008: When England's tour of India was in danger of being cancelled, and a massive rift between white and black countries seemed on the cards

Martin Williamson

Sri Lanka 0 England 1

England in India and Sri Lanka, 1981-82

1983: The first sentiment to be expressed about England's tour of India is relief that Mrs Gandhi, India's Prime Minister, allowed it to take place

Inaugural Test Match

SRI LANKA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: Toss: Sri Lanka

Sixth Test Match

INDIA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: At Kanpur, January 30, 31, February 1, 3, 4

Fifth Test

INDIA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: Toss: England

Fourth Test Match

INDIA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: At Calcutta, January 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Third Test Match

INDIA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: This time only nineteen wickets fell and it was dull

Second Test Match

Gavaskar's flawless exhibition

1983: In normal circumstances, it is a dull match that sees only 23 wickets fall in a full five days, but the second Test, though an almost certain draw from lunch-time on the third day, will long be remembered for the batting of Gavaskar

First Test Match

INDIA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: At Bombay, November 27, 28, 29, December 1

Tests: India 1 England 0, ODIs: India 2 England 1

England in India and Sri Lanka, 1981-82

1983: The first sentiment to be expressed about England's tour of India is relief that Mrs Gandhi, India's Prime Minister, allowed it to take place

Second One-day International

†SRI LANKA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: Another capacity crowd of 22,000 saw their side avenge the previous day's defeat when England, needing 14 off the last two overs, lost four of their remaining five wickets to run-outs and the last to a skied catch

First One-day International

†SRI LANKA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: At Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, February 13

Third One-day International

India v England 1981-82

1983: At Cuttack, January 27

Second One-day International

†INDIA v ENGLAND 1981-82

1983: At Jullundur, December 20

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Feb 17-21, 1982
England won by 7 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 14, 1982
Sri Lanka won by 3 runs
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC) - Feb 13, 1982
England won by 5 runs
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