India scripted a historic Test series win over England on this very day at Lord’s.
It was the 1986 Test series between the two nations.
India were playing a 3-match Test series against England in England.
India won the toss and decided to bowl first.
England played brilliantly in the first innings and put up a score of 294 in their 128.2 overs.
Graham Gooch, Tim Robinson and Derek Pringle played superbly in the first innings.
But, in India’s bowling department, Chetan Sharma and Roger Binny took 5 and 3 wickets each that toppled the other English batters.
In India’s first innings, they easily chased down the trail of 294 and even gained an upper hand on England by getting a lead of 47 runs.
The top scorer for India was Dilip Vengsarkar with his 126* along with Mohinder Amarnath, Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammed Azharuddin.
Additionally, Vengsarkar also became the first overseas player to hit 3 hundreds at Lord’s.
Meanwhile, England dominated India once again in their second innings.
However, England’s batters failed once again to pile up a big total.
They just managed 180 and their lead was just 133.
India got a target of 134 which they chased comfortably courtesy of Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri and Kapil Dev.
Kapil Dev went on to win the Man of the Match for his 1/67, 4/52 and 23*.
And this is how India clinched its first-ever Test victory at Lord’s in 1986.
India went on to win the series 2-0.
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