The date of August 24, 2021 marks 50 years of a historic feat that noticed the Ajit Wadekar-led-side defeat England to seal India’s first Take a look at collection triumph on English soil following their landmark collection win in West Indies earlier in 1971.
“I used to be 9 years outdated and I keep in mind each ball bowled in that Take a look at match as a result of I used to be listening to the radio. I keep in mind Farokh Engineer getting runs in each innings. Vishy getting some runs, Ajit Wadekar getting some runs within the match,” mentioned Shastri in a video posted on the BCCI web site.
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“And naturally the brilliance of Chandrasekhar, you understand, he turned the sport on his head, 6 for 38, I nonetheless keep in mind the figures,” he added.
Shastri, the top coach of the present Indian aspect, mentioned the 1971 collection win gave the unit the assumption of successful the video games on international soil.
“The 1971 collection win in England lifted spirits of Indian cricket in an enormous method. It gave them the assumption that they’ll go abroad and win. And to do it in England is at all times historic. 50 years have passed by, and people gamers actually set the tone. Hats off to all of them,” mentioned Shastri.
India and England went into the third and ultimate Take a look at after drawing the primary two matches of the collection at Lord’s and Manchester respectively.
Batting first, England posted 355 runs on the board, and India, in response, placed on 284, courtesy fifties from Dilip Sardesai and Engineer and useful 40s from captain Wadekar and Eknath Solkar, who had scalped 3 England wickets within the first innings.
Bhagwath Chandrasekhar then turned the sport on its head for India in England’s 2nd innings. The legendary leg-spinner ran via the England batting line-up and returned with figures of 6/38 as India bowled England out for 101.
Whereas Srinivas Venkataraghavan picked two wickets, along with a pointy catch, and Bishan Bedi obtained a wicket, Solkar grabbed two excellent catches at short-leg.
India, who wanted 173 runs to safe a win, then held their nerve as Wadekar, Sardesai, Gundappa Viswanath and Engineer scored essential 45, 40, 33 and 28* respectively and went on to seal a historic four-wicket win.