Cricket, and in India the England touring side clinched their test cricket series on Wednesday, (19 January) with a win in the third test match in Madras.
Cricket, and in India the England touring side clinched their test cricket series on Wednesday, (19 January) with a win in the third test match in Madras. The victory gave England a three-nil lead in the five-match series, making it the first time England has won three test matches in India. The match was more or less sown up the previous day when India, needing 284 to win, were reduced to 45 for three at close of play, after England had declared with 185 for nine.
Prasanna, who joined Viswanath when Amarnath's wicket fell, was caught by Brearley off the last ball of the day. England first innings: 262. Second innings 185 for 9 declared. India, first innings: 262. Second innings, first day: 45 for 3, 1 retired injured.
SYNOPSIS: England batting, and Chandrasekhar bowls to Lever.
Chandrasekhar spent most o the series bowling too short, but on Tuesday he was in formidable form. Here he is again to Lever.
Lever was out for two, but England captain Tony Greig fared better against Chandrasekhar.
England wicket keeper Alan Knott came a cropper in the last over before lunch when he was caught by Patel off Prasanna.
England declared after lunch, having started the day at 44 for one. India went in to bat with a daunting task. Bob Willis opens the bowling against Gavaskar.
The wily Derek Underwood now to Gavaskar. The Indian batsman, although he scored here, was later caught by Woolmer off Underwood for 24.
The crowd were disappointed when Vengsarkar retired with a hand injury, and it was left to Amarnath, who scores off Lever here, and Viswanath, to keep India alive in the last over. But Amarnath was caught off Underwood two balls from the end.