Close of Play

  • Sat, 22 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 135/4 (J Hardstaff 42*, PA Gibb 23*, )
  • Sun, 23 Jun - rest day
  • Mon, 24 Jun - day 2 - India 2nd innings 162/4 (VS Hazare 26*, Nawab of Pataudi 16*, )
  • Tue, 25 Jun - day 3 - England 2nd innings 48/0 (16.5 ov) - end of match
  • Tale of the tail

    Chandu Sarwate and Shute Banerjee's record-breaking last-wicket stand at The Oval in 1946

  • Coffee-table scholarship

    A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it has been sourced and selected as exquisitely as those in Boria Majumdar's superb 256-page magnum opus, The Illustrated History of Indian Cricket.