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English cricket team in India in 1963–64

English cricket team in India in 1963–64
Date 3 January – 24 February 1964
Location India
Result 5-Test series drawn
 India  England
Nawab of Pataudi, Jr. M. J. K. Smith
Most runs
Budhi Kunderan (525)
Dilip Sardesai (449)
M. L. Jaisimha (444)
Brian Bolus (391)
Colin Cowdrey (309)
M. J. K. Smith (306)
Most wickets
Salim Durani (11)
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (10)
Bapu Nadkarni (9)
Fred Titmus (27)
John Price (14)
Don Wilson (9)

A Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) toured India from 3 January to 24 February 1964. They played five Test matches against the India national cricket team, along with other matches against domestic Indian clubs. In the Test matches, the side was known as "England"; in other matches, it was known as "MCC".

Test matches

1st Test

10 – 15 January
457/7 dec. (162.0 overs)
Budhi Kunderan 192
Fred Titmus 5–116 (50.0 overs)
317 (190.4 overs)
Brian Bolus 88
Chandu Borde 5–88 (67.4 overs)
152/9 (58.5 overs)
Budhi Kunderan 38
Fred Titmus 4–46 (19.5 overs)
241/5 (87.0 overs)
John Mortimore 73
Bapu Nadkarni 2–6 (6.0 overs)
Match drawn
Nehru Stadium, Madras, India
Umpires: Sunil Banerjee and I. Gopalakrishnan

2nd Test

21 – 26 January
300 (113.3 overs)
Salim Durani 90
John Price 3–66 (19.0 overs)
233 (130.0 overs)
Fred Titmus 84
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 4–67 (40.0 overs)
249/8 dec. (115.0 overs)
Dilip Sardesai and M. L. Jaisimha 66
Fred Titmus 3–79 (46.0 overs)
206/3 (174.0 overs)
Brian Bolus 57
Salim Durani 1–35 (29.0 overs)
Match drawn
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay, India
Umpires: Habib Choudhury and Ahmed Mamsa

3rd Test

29 January – 3 February
241 (85.2 overs)
Dilip Sardesai 54
John Price 5–73 (23.0 overs)
267 (148.5 overs)
Colin Cowdrey 107
Ramakant Desai 4–62 (22.5 overs)
300/7 dec. (120.0 overs)
M. L. Jaisimha 129
David Larter 2–27 (8.0 overs)
145/2 (55.0 overs)
M. J. K. Smith 75
Salim Durani 1–15 (8.0 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India
Umpires: M. V. Nagendra and Samar Roy

4th Test

8 – 13 February
344 (148.0 overs)
Hanumant Singh 105
John Mortimore 3–74 (38.0 overs)
451 (185.3 overs)
Colin Cowdrey 151
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 3–79 (34.3 overs)
463/4 (165.0 overs)
Nawab of Pataudi, Jr. 203*
Don Wilson 2–74 (41.0 overs)
Match drawn
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, India
Umpires: Sambhu Pan and B Satyaji Rao

5th Test

15 – 20 February
559/8 dec. (203.0 overs)
Barry Knight 127
M. L. Jaisimha 2–54 (19.0 overs)
266 (182.1 overs)
Dilip Sardesai 79
Fred Titmus 6–73 (60.0 overs)
347/3 (133.0 overs)
Bapu Nadkarni 122*
Jim Parks, Jr. 1–43 (6.0 overs)
Match drawn
Modi Stadium, Kanpur, India
Umpires: Sukken Bhattacharya and S. K. Raghunatha Rao

Other matches

Indian Board president's XI v Marylebone Cricket Club

3 – 5 January
Indian Board president's XI
272/3 dec. (79.5 overs)
Micky Stewart 119
E. A. S. Prasanna 1–42 (16.0 overs)
298/4 dec. (105.0 overs)
Prakash Poddar 100*
Barry Knight 1–36 (14.0 overs)
259/6 (92.0 overs)
Micky Stewart 82
Sadanand Mohol 2–30 (28.0 overs)
Match drawn
Central College Ground, Bangalore, India
Umpires: V. Rajagopal and B. Satyaji Rao

South Zone v. Marylebone Cricket Club

7 – 9 January
South Zone
140 (53.2 overs)
Habib Ahmed 29
Don Wilson 4–28 (15.0 overs)
480 (107.5 overs)
Don Wilson 112
Habib Khan 3–109 (29.0 overs)
313 (85.0 overs)
P. K. Belliappa 104
Fred Titmus 3–63 (20.0 overs)
Marylebone Cricket Club won by an innings and 27 runs
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, India
Umpires: Rathin Bose and Judah Reuben


  • Playfair Cricket Annual 1964
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack 1965

External links

  • CricketArchive tour itinerary
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