As India continues their Check collection in England, it’s value remembering the day of 24 August 1971. On this present day, India received its first Check collection in England, on the Oval stadium 50 years in the past. The Board of Cricket Management India (BCCI) commemorated the occasion by releasing a clip of present staff coach Ravi Shastri remembering his reminiscences of the epic collection.
Beneath the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar, the Indian staff received each the Check match on the Oval and clinched the three-match collection 1-0.
A particular collection win 👏
A brand new chapter in Indian cricket historical past 🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2021
The primary and second Exams of India’s 1971 tour of England had resulted in a draw. The Oval was the one alternative to register a win.
Led by gifted batsmen like Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Sardesai, and Gundappa Viswanath, the Indian staff boasted of an enviable line-up. The bowling division was no much less good. Bishan Singh Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Bhagwath Chandrashekhar and S Venkataraghavan have been instrumental in serving to India win the match.
Sunil Gavaskar had said in an interview that regardless of a tough begin, the staff was “introduced again into the sport by Chandra’s bowling and Wadekar’s shrewd captaincy”. The previous batsman revealed that the earlier tour of West Indies had been useful for the staff, enabling them to carry “our nerve on the ultimate day to triumph on the Oval.”
The Indian staff, by way of some good bowling by Eknath Solkar and Bedi, bundled out England for a complete of 355. The Indian staff, in reply, have been bowled out for 284, permitting a slim lead of 71 to the English staff.
However the Indian bowlers didn’t disappoint, getting England out for a complete of 101.
With a rating of 173 wanted to win the Check match, India cruised to a simple win by 4 wickets. It additionally received them the Check collection, remaining considered one of their most memorable wins ever.