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Indian cricket team in England in 1986

Indian cricket team in England in 1986
Dates 24 May – 8 July 1986
Captains Kapil Dev David Gower (2 ODIs, 1st Test)
Mike Gatting (2nd, 3rd Tests)
Test series
Result India won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Dilip Vengsarkar (360) Mike Gatting (293)
Most wickets Chetan Sharma (16) Derek Pringle (13)
One Day International series
Result 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Mohammad Azharuddin (90) David Gower (81)
Most wickets Roger Binny (4) Graham Dilley (2)

The Indian cricket team toured England in the 1986 season and played 11 first-class matches including 3 Tests. They also played in two limited overs internationals.

India won the Test series 2-0 with one match drawn:

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

Test Series

First Test

5–10 June 1986
294 (128.2 overs)
Graham Gooch 114
Chetan Sharma 5/64 (32 overs)
341 (137 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 126*
Graham Dilley 4/146 (34 overs)
180 (96.4 overs)
Mike Gatting 40
Kapil Dev 4/52 (22 overs)
136/5 (42 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 33
Graham Dilley 2/28 (10 overs)
India won by 5 wickets
Lord's Cricket Ground
Umpires: KE Palmer, DR Shepherd
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Second Test

19–23 June 1986
272 (104.2 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 61
Derek Pringle 3/47 (27 overs)
102 (45.1 overs)
Bill Athey 32
Roger Binny 5/40 (13 overs)
237 (76.3 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar 102*
John Lever 4/64 (23 overs)
128 (63.3 overs)
Mike Gatting 31*
Maninder Singh 4/26 (16.3 overs)
India won by 279 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: J Birkenshaw, DJ Constant
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Third Test

3–8 July 1986
390 (116.3 overs)
Mike Gatting 183*
Chetan Sharma 4/130 (29.3 overs)
390 (139.5 overs)
Mohinder Amarnath 79
Neil Foster 3/93 (41 overs)
235 (94 overs)
Graham Gooch 40
Chetan Sharma 6/58 (24 overs)
174/5 (78 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 54
Phil Edmonds 4/31 (28 overs)
Match drawn
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: HD Bird, BJ Meyer
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

One Day Series

First One Day International

Second One Day International

External sources

CricketArchive [1]

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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