result
1st Test, Delhi, Dec 20 - 25 1972, England tour of India
173 & 233
(target 207)200 & 208/4
England won by 6 wickets
India 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sunil Gavaskar c Greig b Arnold1235531034.28
Ramnath Parkar c Pocock b Arnold419200021.05
Ajit Wadekar (c) b Arnold311170027.27
Dilip Sardesai  b Arnold1266931018.18
Gundappa Viswanath c †Knott b Greig27831174032.53
Eknath Solkar c †Knott b Greig20791244025.31
Farokh Engineer  b Cottam1517283088.23
Syed Abid Ali c Greig b Cottam581031549056.31
Srinivas Venkataraghavan c Greig b Arnold17351022048.57
Bishan Bedi not out 49120044.44
Bhagwath 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
Geoff Arnold23.474561.90---00
Bob Cottam2356622.86---00
Tony Greig2383221.39---00
Pat Pocock611302.16---00
Derek Underwood911601.77---00
England 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Barry Wood c Venkataraghavan b Chandrasekhar1984923022.61
Dennis Amiss st †Engineer b Bedi4673987063.01
Keith Fletcher  b Chandrasekhar26100033.33
Mike Denness c †Engineer b Bedi1673813021.91
Tony Lewis (c)lbw b Chandrasekhar024000.00
Tony Greig not out 682422738128.09
Alan Knott c Solkar b Chandrasekhar412131033.33
Geoff Arnold c Abid Ali b Chandrasekhar1280961015.00
Pat Pocock lbw b Chandrasekhar02934000.00
Derek Underwood c Solkar b Chandrasekhar634331017.64
Bob 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
Syed Abid Ali951301.44---00
Eknath Solkar30802.66---00
Bishan Bedi47235921.25---00
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar41.5187981.88---00
Srinivas Venkataraghavan821702.12---00
India 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Sunil Gavaskar c Greig b Underwood846601017.39
Ramnath Parkar lbw b Arnold3572995048.61
Ajit Wadekar (c)st †Knott b Pocock2460763040.00
Dilip Sardesai c Greig b Underwood1036422027.77
Gundappa Viswanath  b Underwood321310014.28
Eknath Solkar c sub b Arnold7519724611038.07
Farokh Engineer c †Knott b Underwood631321709047.72
Syed Abid Ali c Fletcher b Pocock096000.00
Srinivas Venkataraghavan  b Pocock048000.00
Bishan Bedi  b Arnold2680033.33
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar not out 11323007.69
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
Geoff Arnold20.464632.22---00
Bob Cottam711802.57---00
Tony Greig611602.66---00
Pat Pocock3377232.18---00
Derek Underwood30135641.86---00
Barry Wood201306.50---00
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 207 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Barry Wood c Solkar b Bedi451491525030.20
Dennis Amiss c Chandrasekhar b Bedi925402036.00
Keith Fletcher c Wadekar b Bedi088000.00
Mike Denness c Viswanath b Chandrasekhar3563616055.55
Tony Lewis (c)not out 701581657044.30
Tony Greig not out 401201244033.33
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
Syed Abid Ali42601.50---00
Eknath Solkar301304.33---00
Bishan Bedi39205031.28---00
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar2477012.91---00
Srinivas Venkataraghavan1604702.93---00
Dilip Sardesai1.501206.54---00
Sunil Gavaskar10101.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of India
Season1972/73
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 703
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Ramnath Parkar
Ramnath Parkar
Tony Lewis
Tony Lewis
Umpires
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B Satyaji Rao
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MV Nagendra
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 20 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 156/7 (Syed Abid Ali 47*, Srinivas Venkataraghavan 15*)
Thu, 21 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 151/6 (Tony Greig 43*, Geoff Arnold 12*)
Fri, 22 Dec - rest day
Sat, 23 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 123/5 (Eknath Solkar 30*, Farokh Engineer 3*)
Sun, 24 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 106/3 (Barry Wood 45*, Tony Lewis 17*)
Mon, 25 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 208/4 (88.5 ov) - end of match