Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Close of Play

  • Wed, 13 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 178/2 (GR Viswanath 64*, Yashpal Sharma 5*, )
  • Thu, 14 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 395/2 (GR Viswanath 181*, Yashpal Sharma 102*, )
  • Fri, 15 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 144/0 (GA Gooch 117*, CJ Tavare 26*, )
  • Sat, 16 Jan - rest day
  • Sun, 17 Jan - day 4 - England 1st innings 307/6 (GR Dilley 8*, )
  • Mon, 18 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 160/3d (50 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'Nobody in their right mind can back England'

    Geoff Boycott on England's upcoming trial by spin, why South Africa can beat Australia, and his memories of playing in India

  • Gandhi's Gleneagles stand-off

    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

  • The mirage of a promising series

    Kapil Dev and Dilip Vengsarkar provided some entertaining batting along the way, and Ravi Shastri, with 'a 30-year-old head on 20-year-old shoulders,' came of age as a utility man during the series