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A half-century of Test matches for India, England

Published: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 9:52 [IST]
 
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India-England to clash in 50th Test on Indian soil

Chennai: The first Test match between India and England which is being played amidst unprecedented security at Chennai, will be the 50th between the two countries in India.

In the 49 Test matches that India had played on home turf against England so far, India has won 13 and England 11, the remaining ending in draws.

India took on England last at the M A Chidambaram stadium in 1992-93 season when Md Azharuddin led India and Alec Stewart stood in for England, when regular captain Graham Gooch had to pull out on the morning of the match due to 'bad stomach'. However, India had won that Test by an innings and 22 runs, incidentally.

And, the two teams had first met in Chennai in 1933-34 season when Douglas Jardin led India while Col C K Naidu was the captain of India. England had won that match by 202 runs.


The following is a recap of the India- England official Test matches in Chennai: Year - Captains -- Result 1933-34 - D Jardin- C K Naidu Eng won by 202 runs 1951-52 - D B Carr- V Hazare Ind won by 8 runs (India's first victory in a Test match) 1961-62 - T Dexter- N J Contractor India won by 128 runs 1963-64 - M J K Smith-M A K Pataudi Test ended in draw 1972-73 - Tony Lewis- A L Wadekar India won by 4 wkts 1976-77 - A W Greig - B S Bedi Eng won by 200 runs 1981-82 - K W R Fletcher- S M Gavaskar Test ended in draw 1984-85 - D I Gower-S M Gavaksar Eng won by nine runs 1992-93 - Alec Stewart-M Azharuddin India won by innings, 22 runs

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