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Indian cricket team in England in 1982

The Indian cricket team toured England in the 1982 season and played 12 first-class fixtures, winning only one, losing 1 and drawing 10.

India played three Test matches and lost the series against England 1-0 with two Tests drawn. England won the First Test at Lord's by 7 wickets while the Second Test at Old Trafford and the Third Test at The Oval were both drawn.

The Indian team was captained by Sunil Gavaskar and included other notable players such as Gundappa Viswanath, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri and Kapil Dev.

Test series summary

First Test

10–15 June 1982
Scorecard
v
India
433 (148.1 overs)
Derek Randall 126
Kapil Dev 5/125 (43 overs)
128 (50.4 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 48
Ian Botham 5/46 (19.4 overs)
67/3 (19 overs)
Allan Lamb 37
Kapil Dev 3/43 (10 overs)
369 (111.5 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 157
Bob Willis 6/101 (28 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Lord's Cricket Ground
Umpires: DGL Evans, BJ Meyer
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

24–28 June 1982
Scorecard
v
India
425 (153.1 overs)
Ian Botham 128
Nayan Doshi 6/102 (47.1 overs)
379/8 (104 overs)
Sandeep Patil 129
Phil Edmonds 3/94 (37 overs)
Match drawn
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: HD Bird, BJ Meyer
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

Third Test

8–13 July 1982
scorecard
v
India
594 (173.3 overs)
Ian Botham 208
Nayan Doshi 4/175 (46 overs)
410 (129.2 overs)
Kapil Dev 97
Bob Willis 3/78 (23 overs)
191/3 d. (70.3 overs)
Chris Tavaré 75
Suru Nayak 1/16 (5.3 overs)
111/3 (36 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 75
Derek Pringle 2/32 (11 overs)
Match drawn
Kennington Oval, Kennington
Umpires: HD Bird, AGT Whitehead
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

External sources

CricketArchive – tour itineraries

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field - An Indian History of a British Sport, Picador, 2001
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