Result
1st Test, Delhi, Dec 20-25 1972, England tour of India
173 & 233
(88.5 ov, target 207)
200 & 208/4
England won by 6 wickets
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SM Gavaskar c Greig b Arnold1235531034.28
RD Parkar c Pocock b Arnold419200021.05
AL Wadekar (c) b Arnold311170027.27
DN Sardesai  b Arnold1266931018.18
GR Viswanath c †Knott b Greig27831174032.53
ED Solkar c †Knott b Greig20791244025.31
FM Engineer  b Cottam1517283088.23
S Abid Ali c Greig b Cottam581031549056.31
S Venkataraghavan c Greig b Arnold17351022048.57
BS Bedi not out49120044.44
BS Chandrasekhar  b Arnold017000.00
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL(84.4 Ov, RR: 2.04)173
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Ramnath Parkar), 2-15 (Ajit Wadekar), 3-20 (Sunil Gavaskar), 4-43 (Dilip Sardesai), 5-59 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-80 (Farokh Engineer), 7-123 (Eknath Solkar), 8-169 (Syed Abid Ali), 9-169 (Srinivas Venkataraghavan), 10-173 (Bhagwath Chandrasekhar)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GG Arnold23.474561.9000
RMH Cottam2356622.8600
AW Greig2383221.3900
PI Pocock611302.1600
DL Underwood911601.7700
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Wood c Venkataraghavan b Chandrasekhar1984923022.61
DL Amiss st †Engineer b Bedi4673987063.01
KWR Fletcher  b Chandrasekhar26100033.33
MH Denness c †Engineer b Bedi1673813021.91
AR Lewis (c)lbw b Chandrasekhar024000.00
AW Greig not out682422738128.09
APE Knott c Solkar b Chandrasekhar412131033.33
GG Arnold c Abid Ali b Chandrasekhar1280961015.00
PI Pocock lbw b Chandrasekhar02934000.00
DL Underwood c Solkar b Chandrasekhar634331017.64
RMH Cottam c Abid Ali b Chandrasekhar321210014.28
Extras(b 4, lb 17, nb 3)24
TOTAL(108.5 Ov, RR: 1.83)200
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Barry Wood), 2-69 (Dennis Amiss), 3-71 (Keith Fletcher), 4-71 (Tony Lewis), 5-119 (Mike Denness), 6-123 (Alan Knott), 7-152 (Geoff Arnold), 8-160 (Pat Pocock), 9-180 (Derek Underwood), 10-200 (Bob Cottam)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
S Abid Ali951301.4400
ED Solkar30802.6600
BS Bedi47235921.2500
BS Chandrasekhar41.5187981.8800
S Venkataraghavan821702.1200
India 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
SM Gavaskar c Greig b Underwood846601017.39
RD Parkar lbw b Arnold3572995048.61
AL Wadekar (c)st †Knott b Pocock2460763040.00
DN Sardesai c Greig b Underwood1036422027.77
GR Viswanath  b Underwood321310014.28
ED Solkar c sub b Arnold7519724611038.07
FM Engineer c †Knott b Underwood631321709047.72
S Abid Ali c Fletcher b Pocock096000.00
S Venkataraghavan  b Pocock048000.00
BS Bedi  b Arnold2680033.33
BS Chandrasekhar not out11323007.69
Extras(b 8, lb 2, nb 2)12
TOTAL(98.4 Ov, RR: 2.36)233
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Sunil Gavaskar), 2-59 (Ramnath Parkar), 3-82 (Ajit Wadekar), 4-86 (Dilip Sardesai), 5-103 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-206 (Farokh Engineer), 7-207 (Syed Abid Ali), 8-211 (Srinivas Venkataraghavan), 9-215 (Bishan Bedi), 10-233 (Eknath Solkar)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GG Arnold20.464632.2200
RMH Cottam711802.5700
AW Greig611602.6600
PI Pocock3377232.1800
DL Underwood30135641.8600
B Wood201306.5000
England 2nd Innings (target: 207 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
B Wood c Solkar b Bedi451491525030.20
DL Amiss c Chandrasekhar b Bedi925402036.00
KWR Fletcher c Wadekar b Bedi088000.00
MH Denness c Viswanath b Chandrasekhar3563616055.55
AR Lewis (c)not out701581657044.30
AW Greig not out401201244033.33
Extras(lb 9)9
TOTAL(88.5 Ov, RR: 2.34)208/4
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Dennis Amiss), 2-20 (Keith Fletcher), 3-76 (Mike Denness), 4-107 (Barry Wood)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
S Abid Ali42601.5000
ED Solkar301304.3300
BS Bedi39205031.2800
BS Chandrasekhar2477012.9100
S Venkataraghavan1604702.9300
DN Sardesai1.501206.5400
SM Gavaskar10101.0000
MATCH DETAILS
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossIndia , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 703
Season1972/73
Match days20,21,23,24,25 December 1972 (5-day match)
Test debut
Ramnath Parkar
Tony Lewis
Umpires
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 20 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 156/7 (S Abid Ali 47*, S Venkataraghavan 15*)
Thu, 21 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 151/6 (AW Greig 43*, GG Arnold 12*)
Fri, 22 Dec - rest day
Sat, 23 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 123/5 (ED Solkar 30*, FM Engineer 3*)
Sun, 24 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 106/3 (B Wood 45*, AR Lewis 17*)
Mon, 25 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 208/4 (88.5 ov) - end of match