India has a poor record of just one win at Lord's

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2002, 21:16 [IST]
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Bangalore: India will be facing England in the first of the 4 Test series at Lord's from July 25. England has a win percentage of 36.27 in the 102 Tests played so far against all countries at Lord's, popularly known as the 'Mecca' of cricket grounds. India has played 13 Tests here out of which it has won only once in 1986 when it also won the series, lost 9 and drawn the remaining 3 Tests.

Playing record for England at Lord's
Highest Total
For Eng653/4 dvs Ind1990
Ag Eng729/6 dby Aus1930
 454by Ind1990
Lowest Total
For Eng53vs Aus1888
 134vs Ind1936
Ag Eng42by Ind1974
Highest Individual Score
For Eng333GA Goochvs Ind1990
Ag Eng254DG BradmanFor Aus1930
 184MH MankadFor Ind1952

A total of 165 centuries (including 9 double hundreds and 1 triple hundred) have come at Lord's out of which England's share is 81 and opponents' 84. Apart from Gooch's triple hundred and Bradman's double hundred as above, the other double centurions at this venue are W R Hammond, J B Hobbs, D S C Compton and J Hardstaff Jr of England, C G Greenidgse of West Indies, W A Brown of Australia, M P Donnelly of New Zealand and Mohsin Khan of Pakistan. Those who have narrowly missed the distinction of scoring a double century are A R Border (196) and W Bardsley (193*) of Australia, Len Hutton (196) of England and S Wettimuni (190) of Sri Lanka. Gooch has the distinction of scoring a triple hundred and a century in the same Test in 1990. India's Dilip Vengsarkar is the only one in the entire list of centurions to have scored 3 centuries in successive appearances at this venue in 1979, 1982 and 1986. The other centurions for India are S C Ganguly (on debut in 1996), M Azharuddin, G R Viswanath and R J Shastri, Mankad has top scored for India as indicated above. Among the Englishmen who have scored hundreds (other than indicated above) against India are D L Amiss, T W Graveney, L Hutton, A J Lamb, D W Randal, R C Russell, M H Denness, A W Greig, T G Evans and R A Smith. Nineties: There have been 33 instances of 90 plus scores including six instances of a batsman being dismissed at the score of 99. The unfortunate ones are E Payner, M J K Smith and M A Atherton of England, and C G McCartney, R Edwards and M E Waugh of Australia. The only instance of a 90 plus score by an Indian at this venue is by Rahul Dravid who made 95 on debut in 1996.

Best Match Bowling:
For Eng15/104 (7/61&8/43)H Verityvs Aus1934
 11/15 (7/49&4/96)AV Bedservs Ind1946
Ag Eng16/137 (8/84&8/53)RAL Massiefor Aus1972
No instance of 10 WM by an India at this venue.   
Best Innings Bowling
For Eng8-34IT Bothamvs Pak1978
 7-49AV Bedservs Ind1946
Ag Eng8-38GD McGrathfor Aus1997
 6-35L Amarsinghfor Ind1936
    5 or more wickets in an innings: There have been 116 instances of taking 5 or more wickets in an innings including the above four listed, out of which England has accounted for 76 and the other 40 by its opponents. Apart from Amarsingh, only BS Bedi in 1974 has claimed 6 wickets in an innings (six for 222) for India. The others who have taken five wickets an innings for India are Mohammed Nissar, L Amarnath, M H Mankad, R B Desai, B S Chandrasekhar, Kapil Dev, C J Sharma and B K V Prasad. For England apart from Bedser, the others to take 6 wickets in an innings against India are R Illingworth (6/29 in 1967) and RGD Willis (6/101 in 1982). The other Englishmen who have taken 5 wickets in an innings against India are C M Old, G O B Allen, T Greenhough, I T Botham and A R C Fraser.
Best Partnership for each wicket (involving all countries):  
1st wkt268JB Hobbs/H SutcliffeEng/SA1924
2nd wkt287*HA Games/CG GreenidgeWI/Eng1984
3rd wkt370DCS Compton/WJ EdrichEng/SA1947
4th wkt248DCS Compton/L HuttonEng/WI1939
5th wkt216AR Border/GM RitchieAus/Eng1985
6th wkt274*DAJ Holford/GS SobersWI/Eng1966
7th wkt174MC Cowdrey/TG EvansEng/WI1957
8th wkt246GOB Allen/LEG AmesEng/NZ1931
9th wkt130GF Lawson/SR WaughAus/Eng1989
10th wkt83R Illingworth/JA SnowEng/WI1969
The best partnerships for eack wicket involving India/England are as under:  
England WktRunsTestSeries
Atherton, MA&Gooch, GA1st2041st1990
Amiss, DL&Edrich, JH2nd2212nd1974
Gooch, GA&Lamb, AJ3rd3081st1990
Gooch, GA&Smith, RA4th1921st1990
Denness, MH&Greig, AW5th2022nd1974
Evans, TG&Graveney, TW6th1592nd1952
Edmonds, PH&Randall, DW7th1251st1982
Miller, G&Taylor, RW8th1032nd1979
Gifford, N&Snow, JA9th711st1971
Allott, PJW&Willis, RGD10th701st1982
India WktRunsTestSeries
Engineer, FM&Gavaskar, SM1st1312nd1974
Amarnath, M&Gavaskar, SM2nd591st1986
Hazare, VS&Mankad, MH3rd2112nd1952
Contractor, NJ&Ghorpade, JM4th832nd1959
Vengsarkar, DB&Yashpal Sharma5th1421st1982
Dravid, RS&Ganguly, SC6th942nd1996
Kardar, AH&Modi, RS7th571st1946
Amar Singh, L&Lall Singh8th741st1932
Kapil Dev, N&Madan Lal, S9th661st1982
Modi, RS&Shinde, SG10th431st1946

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