English cricket team in India in 1981–82

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English cricket team in India in 1981–82
  Flag of England.svg Flag of India.svg
  England India
Dates 11 November 1981–4 February 1982
Captains Keith Fletcher Sunil Gavaskar
Test series
Result India won the 6-match series 1–0
Most runs Graham Gooch (487) Sunil Gavaskar (500)
Most wickets Ian Botham (17) Dilip Doshi (22)
Kapil Dev (22)
Player of the series Kapil Dev

The England cricket team toured India from 11 November 1981 to 4 February 1982 and played 6 Test matches.

India won the Test series 1-0.

Test matches

1st Test

27 Nov-1 Dec 1981
scorecard
v
179 (57 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 55
Graham Dilley 4/47 (13 overs)
166 (100.1 overs)
Geoff Boycott 60
Dilip Doshi 5/39 (29.1 overs)
227 (77.3 overs)
Kapil Dev 46
Ian Botham 5/61 (22.3 overs)
102 (26.2 overs)
Ian Botham 29
Madan Lal 5/23 (12 overs)
India won by 138 runs
Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
Umpires: S Kishen, KB Ramaswami
Player of the match: Kapil Dev
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

2nd Test

9–14 December 1981
Scorecard
v
400 (158 overs)
David Gower 82
Ravi Shastri 4/83 (43 overs)
428 (150 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 172
John Lever 5/100 (36 overs)
174/3 d. (69 overs)
Geoff Boycott 50
Ravi Shastri 1/31 (20 overs)
Match drawn
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: MV Gothoskar, PR Punjabi
Player of the match: Sunil Gavaskar
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

3rd Test

23–28 December 1981
scorecard
v
476/9 d. (156.4 overs)
Chris Tavaré 149
Madan Lal 5/85 (32 overs)
487 (160.1 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 107
Graham Gooch 2/12 (8.1 overs)
68/0 d. (19 overs)
Geoff Boycott 34
Madan Lal 0/4 (3 overs)
Match drawn
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: SN Hanumantha Rao, S Kishen
Player of the match: Chris Tavaré
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

4th Test

Eden Gardens, Calcutta
scorecard
v
248 (108.2 overs)
Keith Fletcher 69
Kapil Dev 6/91 (31 overs)
208 (100 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 70
Derek Underwood 3/45 (29 overs)
265/5 d. (90 overs)
David Gower 74
Dilip Doshi 2/63 (27 overs)
170/3 (83 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 83
John Emburey 2/62 (30 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: MV Gothoskar, S Kishen
Player of the match: Keith Fletcher
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

5th Test

13–18 January 1982
scorecard
v
481/4 d. (152.1 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 222
Bob Willis 2/79 (28.1 overs)
328 (155.5 overs)
Graham Gooch 127
Dilip Doshi 4/69 (57 overs)
160/3 d. (50 overs)
Pranab Roy 60
Bob Willis 1/15 (7 overs)
  • England won the toss and decided to field

6th Test

30 Jan-4 Feb 1982
scorecard
v
378/9 d. (115.2 overs)
Ian Botham 142
Dilip Doshi 4/81 (34.2 overs)
377/7 d. (122 overs)
Kapil Dev 116
Bob Willis 3/75 (23 overs)
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

One Day Internationals (ODIs)

India won the Wills Series 2-1.

1st ODI

25 November 1981
Scorecard
India 
156/7 (46 overs)
v
 England
160/5 (43.5 overs)
DB Vengsarkar 46 (85)
DL Underwood 2/18 (10 overs)
MW Gatting 47* (68)
RMH Binny 3/35 (7.5 overs)
England won by 5 wickets
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
Umpires: MV Gothoskar and SN Hanumantha Rao
Player of the match: MW Gatting (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced from 50 overs to 46 overs per side.
  • G Cook and CJ Richards (both ENG), and Randhir Singh, RJ Shastri and K Srikkanth (all IND) made their ODI debuts.
  • This was the first one-day international played in India.

2nd ODI

20 December 1981
Scorecard
England 
161/7 (36 overs)
v
 India
164/4 (35.3 overs)
MW Gatting 71* (58)
Kapil Dev 2/26 (8 overs)
DB Vengsarkar 88* (107)
GA Gooch 2/25 (7 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
Gandhi Stadium, Jalandhar
Umpires: JD Ghosh and S Kishen
Player of the match: DB Vengsarkar (IND)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced before play started from 50 overs to 36 overs per side.
  • SV Nayak (IND) made his ODI debut.

3rd ODI

27 January 1982
Scorecard
England 
230/6 (46 overs)
v
 India
231/5 (42 overs)
KWR Fletcher 69 (52)
SM Patil 2/53 (10 overs)
SM Gavaskar 71 (87)
DL Underwood 3/48 (10 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
Umpires: PR Punjabi and KB Ramaswami
Player of the match: SM Gavaskar (IND)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced from 50 overs to 46 overs per side.
  • J Arun Lal and AO Malhotra (both IND) made their ODI debuts.

References

External links

  • Cricarchive
  • Tour page CricInfo
  • Record CricInfo
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