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English cricket team in India and Sri Lanka in 1984–85

English cricket team in India in 1984-85
Dates 13 November 1984 – 7 February 1985
Captains Sunil Gavaskar David Gower
Test series
Result England won the 5-match series 2–1
Most runs Mohammad Azharuddin (439) Mike Gatting (575)
Most wickets L Sivaramakrishnan (23) Neil Foster (14)
One Day International series
Result England won the 5-match series 4–1
Most runs Ravi Shastri (223) Mike Gatting (209)
Most wickets Ravi Shastri (6) Vic Marks (6)

The England national cricket team toured India in 1984-85, playing a five-match Test series and five match ODI series versus India. Before arriving in India, the English team played two matches in Sri Lanka in November 1984.

The tour was nearly called off after the Deputy High Commissioner of Western India, Percy Norris was shot dead on 28 November in Mumbai, the day after hosting a reception for the England team.[1]

Test Series

1st Test

28 Nov-3 Dec 1984
195 (96.2 overs)
Phil Edmonds 48
L Sivaramakrishnan 6/64 (31.2 overs)
465/8 d. (137 overs)
Ravi Shastri 142
Pat Pocock 3/133 (46 overs)
317 (135 overs)
Mike Gatting 136
L Sivaramakrishnan 6/117 (46 overs)
51/2 (15.1 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 22
Norman Cowans 1/18 (5 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
Wankhede Stadium, Bombay
Umpires: B Ganguli, S Kishen
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

2nd Test

12–17 December 1984
307 (125.2 overs)
Kapil Dev 60
Richard Ellison 4/66 (26 overs)
418 (169.1 overs)
Tim Robinson 160
L Sivaramakrishnan 6/99 (49.1 overs)
235 (103.4 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 65
Phil Edmonds 4/60 (44 overs)
127/2 (23.4 overs)
Alan Lamb 37
L Sivaramakrishnan 1/41 (8 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: DN Dotiwalla, PD Reporter
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

3rd Test

Eden Gardens, Calcutta
437/7 d. (200 overs)
Ravi Shastri 111
Phil Edmonds 3/72 (47 overs)
276 (100.3 overs)
Alan Lamb 67
Chetan Sharma 4/38 (12.3 overs)
29/1 (18 overs)
Manoj Prabhakar 21
Alan Lamb 1/6 (1 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: B Ganguli, V Vikramraju
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

4th Test

13–18 January 1985
272 (67.5 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 78
Neil Foster 6/104 (23 overs)
652/7 d. (175 overs)
Mike Gatting 207
Mohinder Amarnath 2/36 (12 overs)
412 (122.5 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 105
Neil Foster 5/59 (28 overs)
35/1 (8 overs)
Tim Robinson 21
L Sivaramakrishnan 1/12 (4 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Madras
Umpires: MY Gupte, VK Ramaswamy
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

5th Test

31 Jan-5 Feb 1985
553/8 d. (165 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 137
Neil Foster 3/123 (36 overs)
417 (188.5 overs)
Tim Robinson 96
Kapil Dev 4/81 (36.5 overs)
97/1 d. (13 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin 54
Mike Gatting 0/7 (1 overs)
91/0 (36 overs)
Mike Gatting 41
Mohammad Azharuddin 0/8 (1 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat


  • Playfair Cricket Annual 1985
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack 1985
  1. ^ Radha, Sailesh S, "A Tribute to...Five Days in White Flannels: A Trivia Book on Test Cricket", AuthorHouse Publishing, 2009.

External links

  • CricketArchive tour itinerary
  • Tour Page cricinfo
  • record cricinfo
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