Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 355
  • Fri, 20 Aug - day 2 - no play
  • Sat, 21 Aug - day 3 - India 1st innings 234/7 (S Abid Ali 2*, S Venkataraghavan 3*)
  • Sun, 22 Aug - rest day
  • Mon, 23 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 76/2 (AL Wadekar 45*, DN Sardesai 13*)
  • Tue, 24 Aug - day 5 - India 2nd innings 174/6 (101 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Six for glory

    India are struggling against England on this tour because their fast bowlers have been ineffective, but back in 1971, on a slow Oval pitch, a legspinner took them to their maiden series win in the country

  • A divine visitation

    <b>Ajit Wadekar</b> on the lucky mascot that helped India to their first Test win in England

  • Solkar takes a blinder

    Knott was looking to send it around the corner; around the corner was Ekki

  • August 24, 1971 revisited

    Public memory is proverbially short

  • Chandra: The man who made the 'King' his bunny

    On a gloomy August day at the Oval in 1971, a one man show was responsible for one of Indian cricket's finest hours