Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Close of Play

  • Thu, 16 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 80/4 (DW Randall 11*, IT Botham 9*)
  • Fri, 17 Aug - day 2 - no play
  • Sat, 18 Aug - day 3 - no play
  • Sun, 19 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 20 Aug - day 4 - India 1st innings 10/2 (SM Gavaskar 10*, GR Viswanath 0*)
  • Tue, 21 Aug - day 5 - India 1st innings 223/6 (110 ov) - end of match

India tour of England 1979 News

  • When Sunny made 438 look gettable

    Had India pulled off a remarkable victory at The Oval in 1979, Sunil Gavaskar's 221 would be up there as the greatest Test innings

  • Mongia should be back where he belongs

    As if there are not enough problems with the composition of the Indianteam, the selectors by their indecisiveness, have added fuel to thefire by meddling with the one spot with which there seemed to be noproblem - the wicketkeeper's slot