A Brief Glance At The India-England Cricket History

Published on 23rd Feb 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

The 3rd test match of the 34th England versus India test match is all set to take place in Ahmedabad from 24th February. The 3rd England versus India test match will be the first one to be conducted in Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium after it’s renovation. With each team bagging the victory once in the past two test matches, the audience certainly is thrilled for the upcoming test match. Both the teams need to put their best foot forward in this test series as it will be their final chance to win a position in the finals of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. With New Zealand already qualifying for the final, the fight for securing the last spot in the championship has become all the more vigorous.

While we are eagerly waiting for Ind vs Eng upcoming matches, let us have a look at India vs England test series history. India and England have crossed paths on the cricket pitch for 33 series now. Out of the 33 test series, 15 test series were hosted by India and 18 by England. Out of the 15 test matches held in India, England has won five, India has won 7, and three were a draw. Out of the 18 test matches hosted in England, India has won 3, England has won fourteen, and one was a draw.

Let us look at Ind vs Eng head to head statistics in test matches over the years. Out of the total 122 England versus India test matches, India has won 26, England has won 47, and 49 were a draw. India and England first challenged each other on the cricket pitch back in 1932. The test match was conducted at Lord’s from 25th to 28th June. The English bagged the victory at that England versus India test match by 158 runs. India registered their maiden win against the English side after 20 years in 1952 by beating them by an innings and 8 runs in Chennai. Their next win against England was after 10 years. In 1962, the Indian team registered back to back wins in Kolkata and Chennai, resulting in their first test series victory against England. While England is clearly at an advantage with the maximum number against India, the latter has the upper hand in test matches when playing on their home ground.

The history that dates back to 1932 is bound to have some iconic and memorable moments. Here are some of the memorable matches in India vs England test series history.

1. 1952 - Fifth Test In Chennai:

In the 1952 Ind vs Eng head to head test match, India bagged their first victory against England after a long gap of 20 years. It was the final test match of the five-match series that witnessed this historic win. The first three matches had ended in a draw. That streak was broken by England when they won the fourth match in Kanpur by 8 wickets.
Brief India vs England test stats:- Vinoo Mankad eight-wicket haul bowled out the England team for 266. The centuries scored by Pankaj Roy and Polly Umrigar helped India secure 457 for 9 before declaring. The opposite team were all out for 183 runs.

2. 2002 - Third Test In Leeds:

The Indian cricket team entered the third Ind vs Eng head to head test match with a score of 1-0 after losing the series-opener. Despite all odds, the Indian cricket team turned the tables and took everyone by surprise. They showcased an outstanding game in all aspects to defeat England by an innings and 46 runs and also, balanced the scoreboard with 1-1.
Brief India vs England stats of the match:- The centuries scored by Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar propelled the team to score a whopping 628 runs for 8 before declaring. The English team was dismissed for 273 runs in their first innings. Further, they failed to overthrow the leading team as they were all out for 309.

3. 2006 - Third Test In Mumbai:

The English team entered the final Ind vs Eng head to head test of the series with the scoreboard of 1-0 after enduring a 9-wicket loss in the second England versus India test match. But like team India in 2002, the hosts went to defy all odds.
Brief India vs England test stats:- The English team were asked to bat first and scored 400 in their first innings owing to the century from Andrew Strauss and fifties from Owais Shah and Andrew Flintoff. James Anderson’s four-wicket haul bowled out the hosts for 279. Looking at the second innings, England were bowled out for just 191 but made amends with the ball by bowling out India for just 100 runs.

4. 2008 - First Test in Chennai:

Surrounded by the horror of terrorist attacks in Mumbai on 26th September, the England versus India test match in Chennai was an event to look forward to. The visiting team impressed everyone by returning to India after flying to their home country following the terrorist attacks.
Brief India vs England stats of the match:- The first test in Chennai started on a challenging note when India chased down 387 to win the game. The England cricket team scored 316 in their first innings before bowling out India for 241 and declared on 311 for 9 in their second innings. The Indian cricket team achieved the total score, thanks to the century scored by Sachin Tendulkar and fifties from Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, and Yuvraj Singh too.

5. 2012 - Second Test In Mumbai:

There was no hope for the England cricket team after they lost the first Test of the four-match series by nine wickets. However, they rose to the challenge and won the series 2-1.
Brief India vs England test stats:- India were bowled out in the first innings for 327 before England due to Pietersen’s batting of 186 scored 413 runs. India was bowled out in the second innings for just 142 leaving England to score just 58 runs to win the match.

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