Highlights:

  • India beat England by 5 wickets
  • Kapil Dev took 5 wickets in the match
  • Dilip Vengsarkar scored an unbeaten 126 in the first innings.

New Delhi
June 10 is a very special day for the Indian cricket team. India won the Test match for the first time on this day at Lord’s. On 10 June 1986, the Indian team led by Kapil Dev created history by defeating England by 5 wickets.

Lord’s is called the Mecca of cricket and winning there is in itself equivalent to Hajj of cricket. In 1986, when the Indian team went on the tour of England, no one had thought that such an unexpected victory would be achieved in the first Test match.

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India won Lord’s Test by 5 wickets
In this match, the English team scored 294 runs in the first innings on the basis of opener Graham Gooch’s 114 and Derek Pringle’s 63 runs. In reply, the Indian team ended its first innings on 341 runs. After this, England’s batsmen were reduced to 180 runs in the second innings. In such a situation, India had a great chance to win the match and they achieved the target of 136 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the second innings and created history.

Kapil Dev was named player of the match
Kapil Dev gave India a grand victory by scoring 23 not out off 10 balls. He was adjudged player of the match. Kapil took a total of 5 wickets in the match which included four wickets in the second innings.

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Chetan Sharma took 5 wickets in the first innings
India had won the toss and decided to bowl first. England scored 294 runs in the first innings. Chetan Sharma took 5 wickets for India. In reply, the Indian team took a crucial lead by scoring 341 runs in their first innings on the back of Dilip Vengsarkar’s unbeaten 126.

India had captured the series 2-0
In the second innings, Kapil took 4 for 52 and Maninder Singh took 3 wickets. India won the second test match of the series at Leeds by 279 runs. The third and final Test of the series ended in a draw. In this way, Team Kapil’s Team India won the series 2-0.

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