Close of Play

  • Sat, 30 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 213/3 (DI Gower 75*, IT Botham 31*)
  • Sun, 31 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 249/4 (IT Botham 53*, MW Gatting 0*)
  • Mon, 01 Feb - day 3 - India 1st innings 12/1 (SM Gavaskar 5*)
  • Tue, 02 Feb - rest day
  • Wed, 03 Feb - day 4 - India 1st innings 193/3 (GR Viswanath 71*, Yashpal Sharma 6*)
  • Thu, 04 Feb - day 5 - India 1st innings 377/7d (122 ov) - end of match

England tour of India 1981-82 News

  • '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