हिन्दीಕನ್ನಡമലയാളംதமிழ்తెలుగు

It was Ted Dexter 38 years ago

Published: Monday, December 11, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
Share this on your social network:
   Facebook Twitter Google+    Comments Mail

London: At least three leading England players found alternative attractions to touring Pakistan, India and Ceylon for three gruelling months back in 1961-62.Yet Ted Dexter's weakened side was the last England side to win a series in Pakistan before Nasser Hussain's men grabbed a thrilling six-wicket victory on Monday.Dexter was given the captaincy when Colin Cowdrey decided he would not tour, along with opening bowlers Fred Trueman and Brian Statham who felt the English winter was preferable to unforgiving pitches in an unfriendly environment.Dexter, a patrician figure who hit the ball ferociously hard, had little outwardly in common with the streetwise Hussain. But he forged a similar team spirit at a time when a visit to the sub-continent was a genuine hardship tour with the constant danger of serious illness.England won the first Test in Pakistan, defeating the home side by five wickets in Lahore after an unbeaten 139 by Ken Barrington, a prolific scorer on overseas pitches took England within seven runs of Pakistan's first innings 387. Pakistan collapsed to 200 all out in their second innings against the off-spin of David Allen and Bob Barber's under-used leg spin. Dexter, driving imperiously, hit 66 not out as England swept to victory.After losing 2-0 in a five Test series in India, England returned to Pakistan, drawing the final two Tests. Dexter hit 205 in the final Test to give him an average for the three games of 101.00. (c) Reuters Limited. Click here for Restrictions

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Write Comments

Video Gallery

  • Virat Kohli Scores 75 Off 51 Inspite Of Palm Injury, Stitches Needed

    Watch Photo

    Virat Kohli Scores 75 Off 51 Inspite Of Palm Injury, Stitches Needed

  • Virat Kohli Becomes Highest Scorer In Single IPL Season, Breaks Chris Gayle Record

    Watch Photo

    Virat Kohli Becomes Highest Scorer In Single IPL Season, Breaks Chris Gayle Record

  • Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene Appointed To ICC Cricket Committee

    Watch Photo

    Rahul Dravid, Mahela Jayawardene Appointed To ICC Cricket Committee

  • Azharuddin Reveals Why He Raised His Collar While Playing

    Watch Photo

    Azharuddin Reveals Why He Raised His Collar While Playing

  • Mitchell Johnson Hits Glenn Maxwell After Being Dropped From KXIP

    Watch Photo

    Mitchell Johnson Hits Glenn Maxwell After Being Dropped From KXIP

  • Chris Gayle Struggling In IPL, Is It The End For Universal Boss

    Watch Photo

    Chris Gayle Struggling In IPL, Is It The End For Universal Boss