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Scorecard Summary

ENGLAND 355(108.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

INDIA 284(117.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

ENGLAND 101(45.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

INDIA 174/6(101 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

  • 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

    Ajit Wadekar 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 wasresponsible for one of Indian cricket's finest hours