New Delhi. Although the Indian cricket team has registered many historic victories till date, but the day of June 10 is very special for it. On this day, after a long gap of 54 years, India got a historic victory at Lord’s. In the year 1986, the Indian cricket team did this amazing feat under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and celebrated the victory at Lord’s for the first time.
captain in that team Kapil Dev Apart from this, veteran players like Ravi Shastri, Dilip Vengsarkar, Maninder Singh, Roger Binny, Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth and Mohammad Azharuddin, Chetan Sharma and Kiran More were involved. The Indian team defeated England by 5 wickets and won the match. Kapil Dev was adjudged the man of the match, who took a total of 5 wickets in the match and hit the winning six. However, the hero of victory was Dilip Vengsarkar, who scored an unbeaten century in the first innings.
Chetan and Roger took 8 wickets in the first innings
India defeated England by 5 wickets at Lord’s ground, which is called the Mecca of cricket. This was the first Test match of that series, which started on 5 June. Indian captain Kapil Dev won the toss and invited England to bat first. The hosts, captained by David Gower, scored 294 runs in the first innings. Graham Gooch played a brilliant innings of 114 runs in 280 balls which included 12 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Derek Pringle contributed 63 runs. Chetan Sharma took 5 wickets for India while Roger Binny got 3 wickets.
Dilip Vengsarkar scored a century
India made a big score of 341 runs in their first innings. Dilip Vengsarkar returned unbeaten on 126. He hit 16 fours in 213 balls. At the same time, Mohinder Amarnath contributed 69 runs. He hit 10 fours in his restrained innings of 241 balls. England pacer Graham Dilley took 4 wickets while Derek Pringle took 3 wickets.
Kapil Dev won by six
England’s second innings was reduced to 180 runs, giving India a target of 134 runs to win. At one time the Indian team was looking in trouble after losing its 4 wickets till 78 runs. Then Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri took charge and the team achieved the target in 42 overs by losing 5 wickets. Kapil gave Team India a historic victory by hitting a six off spinner Phil Edmonds. Kapil returned unbeaten on 23 runs off 10 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Shastri faced 44 balls and returned unbeaten after scoring 20 runs with the help of 3 fours. Graham Dilly took 2 wickets and Phil Edmonds and Derek got 1-1.
India’s 11th attempt paid off
India had failed to win the first 10 matches at Lord’s ground but the 11th attempt paid off and the British were forced to kneel. Captain Kapil Dev got the man of the match who took 4 wickets and scored 23 not out in England’s second innings. By the way, the real hero of this victory was Dilip Vengsarkar, who scored 126 runs in the first innings. Along with this, he also became the first cricketer to score 3 consecutive centuries at Lord’s.
Showed amazing in bowling too
The Indian bowlers showed great performance in the second innings and managed to bundle out England’s strong batting lineup for 180 runs. Kapil Dev piled up England’s top order. He took the wickets of Graham Gooch, Tim Robinson and captain David Gower. Then Chetan Sharma took the wicket of Mike Gatting who scored 40 runs. Allan Lamb scored 39 runs and he fell victim to Ravi Shastri. Left arm spinner Maninder Singh bowled very tightly. He threw 12 maidens in 20.4 overs and took 3 wickets for 9 runs for England.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 07:02 IST