England tour of India, 3rd Test: India v England at Delhi, Dec 23-28, 1981
Match drawn
23,24,26,27,28 December 1981 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch c Kapil Dev b Doshi 71 260 176 11 0 40.34
G Boycott c Madan Lal b Doshi 105 440 285 7 0 36.84
CJ Tavare b Madan Lal 149 454 303 18 0 49.17
DI Gower lbw b Madan Lal 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
KWR Fletcher* b Patil 51 169 107 4 0 47.66
IT Botham c Azad b Madan Lal 66 78 48 2 5 137.50
MW Gatting b Madan Lal 5 23 11 1 0 45.45
RW Taylor lbw b Madan Lal 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
JK Lever b Kapil Dev 2 12 7 0 0 28.57
DL Underwood not out 2 4 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 15, nb 10) 25
  Total (9 wickets dec; 156.4 overs; 736 mins) 476 (3.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  N Kapil Dev 40.4 5 126 1 3.09
  S Madan Lal 32 4 85 5 2.65
  DR Doshi 40 15 68 2 1.70
  RJ Shastri 27 3 109 0 4.03
  KBJ Azad 9 2 35 0 3.88
  SM Patil 8 1 28 1 3.50
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SM Gavaskar* c †Taylor b Lever 46 139 97 7 0 47.42
K Srikkanth b Willis 6 12 4 1 0 150.00
DB Vengsarkar c Fletcher b Underwood 8 52 43 0 0 18.60
GR Viswanath b Botham 107 268 200 14 0 53.50
SM Patil b Willis 31 109 61 3 2 50.81
KBJ Azad st †Taylor b Underwood 16 40 23 2 0 69.56
N Kapil Dev c Gooch b Botham 16 86 42 1 1 38.09
RJ Shastri lbw b Gooch 93 386 243 9 0 38.27
SMH Kirmani lbw b Lever 67 215 142 9 0 47.18
S Madan Lal b Gooch 44 141 96 6 0 45.83
DR Doshi not out 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 20, lb 8, w 4, nb 21) 53
  Total (all out; 160.1 overs; 735 mins) 487 (3.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RGD Willis 26 3 99 2 3.80
  JK Lever 37 7 104 2 2.81
  DL Underwood 48 18 97 2 2.02
  IT Botham 41 6 122 2 2.97
  GA Gooch 8.1 1 12 2 1.46
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch not out 20 72 57 1 0 35.08
G Boycott not out 34 72 61 4 0 55.73
Extras (b 9, nb 5) 14
  Total (0 wickets dec; 19 overs; 72 mins) 68 (3.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  N Kapil Dev 4 1 18 0 4.50
  S Madan Lal 3 1 4 0 1.33
  SM Patil 3 1 10 0 3.33
  K Srikkanth 6 1 10 0 1.66
  SM Gavaskar 3 0 12 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - India led the 6-match series 1-0
Player of the match - CJ Tavare (England)
Umpires - SN Hanumantha Rao and S Kishen
Close of play
  • Wed, 23 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 190/1 (G Boycott 86*, CJ Tavare 25*)
  • Thu, 24 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 428/4 (CJ Tavare 133*, IT Botham 47*)
  • Fri, 25 Dec - rest day
  • Sat, 26 Dec - day 3 - India 1st innings 172/3 (GR Viswanath 67*, SM Patil 30*)
  • Sun, 27 Dec - day 4 - India 1st innings 376/7 (RJ Shastri 48*, SMH Kirmani 67*)
  • Mon, 28 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 68/0d (19 ov) - end of match
 
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