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112 Tests of England-India cricket rivalry

Last updated on: November 07, 2016 17:36 IST

Rajneesh Gupta presents glimpses of India-England Test history.

Ajit Wadekar

IMAGE: India's captain Ajit Wadekar in action during the third Test against England at the Oval in London, August 1971.
India won the Test and the series 1-0, the first time it had won a series in England.
Photograph: Leonard Burt/Central Press/Getty Images

India and England, whose rivalry stretches nearly eight decades, face off in a five Test series, starting in Rajkot on November 9.

The two teams first played each other at Lord's in 1932, when Douglas Jardine's England beat the visitors, who were led by C K Nayudu, by 158 runs.

India and England have played 112 Tests against each.

England have 43 wins and 21 losses.

Interestingly, England have a good record in India too, winning 13 Tests against 15 losses while 27 matches ended in draws.

On the other hand, India have won just six Tests in England and have lost as many as 30 of them.

The record for the highest individual innings between the two teams belongs to Graham Gooch who stroked a magnificent 333 against India at Lord's in 1990.

For the Indians, the best score against England is held by Vinod Kambli who scored 224 in Mumbai in 1992-1993.

The record for the best bowling figures is also held by another Englishman, the great Fred Trueman who took 8/31 at Manchester in 1952.

Rajneesh Gupta presents glimpses of history from India-England Tests:

Synopsis of matches:

No.DatesVenueInnings1Innings2Innings3Innings4Result
1 June 25-28, 1932 Lord's England 259 India 189 England 275/8 declared India 187 England won by 158 runs
2 December 15-18, 1933 Bombay Gymkhana India 219 England 438 India 258 England 40/1 England won by 9 wickets
3 January 5-8, 1934 Calcutta England 403 India 247 India 237 England 7/2 Drawn
4 February 10-13, 1934 Madras England 335 India 145 England 261/7d India 249 England won by 202 runs
5 June 27-30, 1936 Lord's India 147 England 134 India 93 England 108/1 England won by 9 wickets
6 July 25-28 1936 Old Trafford India 203 England 571/8d India 390/5   Drawn
7 August 15-18, 1936 The Oval England 471/8d India 222 India 312 England 64/1 England won by 9 wickets
8 June 22-25, 1946 Lord's India 200 England 428 India 275 England 48-0 England won by 10 wickets
9 July 20-23, 1946 Old Trafford England 294 India 170 England 153/5d India 152-9 Drawn
10 August 17-20, 1946 The Oval India 331 England 95/3     Drawn
11 November 2-7, 1951 Delhi England 203 India 418/6d England 368/6   Drawn
12 December 14-19, 1951 Brabourne Stadium, Bombay India 485/9d England 456 India 208 England 55/2 Drawn
13 December 30 1951-January 4, 1952 Calcutta England 342 India 344 England 252/5d India 103-0 Drawn
14 January 12-14,1952 Kanpur India 121 England 203 India 157 England 76/2 England won by 8 wickets
15 February 6-10, 1952 Madras England 266 India 457/9d England 183   India won by an innings and 8 runs
16 June 5-9, 1952 Headingley India 293 England 334 India 165 England 128/3 England won by 7 wickets
17 June 19-24, 1952 Lord's India 235 England 537 India 378 England 79/2 England won by 8 wickets
18 July 17-19, 1952 Old Trafford England 347/9d India 58 India 82   England won by an innings and 207 runs
19 August 14-19, 1952 The Oval England 326/6d India 98     Drawn
20 June 4-8, 1959 Trent Bridge England 422 India 206/9d India 157   England won by an innings and 59 runs
21 June 18-20, 1959 Lord's India 168 England 226 India 165 England 108/2 England won by 8 wickets
22 July 2-4, 1959 Headingley India 161 England 483/8d India 149   England won by an innings and 173 runs
23 July 23-28, 1959 Old Trafford England 490 India 208 England 265/8d India 376 England won by 171 runs
24 August 20-24, 1959 The Oval India 140 England 361 India 194   England won by an innings and 27 runs
25 November 11-16, 1961 Brabourne Stadium, Bombay England 500/8d India 390 England 184/5d India 180/5 Drawn
26 December 1-6, 1961 Kanpur India 467/8d England 244 England 497/5   Drawn
27 December 13-18, 1961 Delhi India 466 England 256/3     Drawn
28 December 30, 1961-January 4, 1962 Calcutta India 380 England 212 India 252 England 233 India 187 runs
29 January 10-15, 1962 Madras India 428 England 281 India 190 England 209 India won by 128 runs
30 January 10-15, 1964 Madras India 457/7d England 317 India 152/9d England 241/5 Drawn
31 January 21-26, 1964 Brabourne Stadium, Bombay India 300 England 233/9d India 249/8d England 206/3 Drawn
32 January 29-February 3, 1964 Calcutta India 241 England 267 India 300/7d England 145/2 Drawn
33 February 8-13, 1964 Delhi India 344 England 451 India 463/4   Drawn
34 February 15-20, 1964 Kanpur England 559/8d India 266 India 347/3   Drawn
35 June 8-13, 1967 Headingley England 550/4d India 164 India 510 England 126/4 Enggland won by 6 wickets
36 June 22-26, 1967 Lord's India 152 England 386 India 110   England won by an innings and 124 runs
37 July 13-15, 1967 Edgbaston England 298 India 92 England 203 India 277 Eng won by 132 runs
38 July 22-27, 1971 Lord's England 304 India 313 England 191 India 145/8 Drawn
39 August 5-10, 1971 Old Trafford England 386 India 212 England 245/3d India 65/3 Drawn
40 August 19-24, 1971 The Oval England 355 India 284 England 101 India 174/6 India won by 4 wickets
41 December 20-25, 1972 Delhi India 173 England 200 India 233 England 208/4 England won by 6 wickets
42 December 30 1972-January 4, 1973 Calcutta India 210 England 174 India 155 England 163 India won by 28 runs
43 January 12-17, 1973 Madras England 242 India 316 England 159 India 86/6 India won by 4 wickets
44 January 25-30, 1973 Kanpur India 357 England 397 India 186/6   Drawn
45 Febuary 6-11, 1973 Brabourne Stadium, Bombay India 448 England 480 India 244/5d England 67/2 Drawn
46 June 6-11, 1974 Old Trafford England 328/9d India 246 England 213/3d India 182 England won by 113 runs
47 June 20-24, 1974 Lord's England 629 India 302 India 42   England won by an innings and 285 runs
48 July 4-8, 1974 Edgbaston India 165 England 459/2d India 216   England won by an innings and 78 runs
49 December 17-22, 1976 Delhi England 381 India 122 India 234   England won by an innings and 25 runs
50 January 1-6, 1977 Calcutta India 155 England 321 India 181 England 16-0 England won by 10 wickets
51 January 14-19, 1977 Madras England 262 India 164 England 185/9d India 83/9 England won by 200 runs
52 January 28-February 2, 1977 Bangalore India 253 England 195 India 259/9d England 177 Ind won by 140 runs
53 February 11-16, 1977 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay India 338 England 317 India 192 England 152/7 Drawn
54 July 12-16, 1979 Edgbaston England 633/5d India 297 India 253   England won by an innings and 83 runs
55 August 2-7, 1979 Lord's India 96 England 419/9d India 318/4   Drawn
56 August 16-21, 1979 Headingley England 270 India 223/6     Drawn
57 August 30-September 4, 1979 The Oval England 305 India 202 England 334/8d India 429/8 Drawn
58 February 15-19, 1980 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay India 242 England 296 India 149 E 98/0 England won by 10 wickets
59 November 27-December 1, 1981 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay India 179 England 166 India 227 England 102 Ind won by 138 runs
60 December 9-14, 1981 Bangalore England 400 India 428 England 174/3   Drawn
61 December 23-28, 1981 Delhi England 476/9d India 487 England 68/0   Drawn
62 January 1-6, 1982 Calcutta England 248 India 208 England 265/5d India 170/3 Drawn
63 January 13-18, 1982 Madras India 481/4d England 328 India 160/3   Drawn
64 January 30-February 4, 1982 Kanpur England 378/9d India 377/7     Drawn
65 June 10-15, 1982 Lord's England 433 India 128 India 369 England 67/3 England won by 7 wickets
66 June 24-28, 1982 Old Trafford England 425 India 379/8     Drawn
67 July 8-13, 1982 The Oval England 594 India 410 England 191/3d India 111/3 Drawn
68 November 28-December 3, 1984 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay England 195 India 465/8d England 317 India 51/2 India won by 8 wickets
69 December 12-17, 1984 Delhi India 307 England 418 India 235 England 127/2 England won by 8 wickets
70 December 31 1984-January 5, 1985 Calcutta India 437/7d England 276 IndiaI 29/1   Drawn
71 January 13-18, 1985 Madras India 272 England 652/7d India 412 England 35/1 England won by 9 wickets
72 January 31-February 5, 1985 Kanpur India 553/8d England 417 India 97/1d England 91-0 Drawn
73 June 5-10, 1986 Lord's England 294 India 341 England 180 India 136/5 India won by 5 wickets
74 June 19-23, 1986 Headingley India 272 England 102 India 237 England 128 India won by 279 runs
75 July 3-8, 1986 Edgbaston England 390 India 390 England 235 India 174/5 Drawn
76 July 26-31, 1990 Lord's England 653/4d India 454 England 272/4d India 224 England won by 247 runs
77 August 9-14, 1990 Old Trafford England 519 India 432 England 320/4d India 343/6 Drawn
78 August 23-28, 1990 The Oval India 606/9d England 340 England 477/4   Drawn
79 January 29-February 2, 1993 Calcutta India 371 England 163 England 286 India 82/2 India won by 8 wickets
80 Febuary 11-15, 1993 Madras India 560/6d England 286 England 252   India won by an innings and 22 runs
81 February 19-23, 1993 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai England 347 India 591 England 229   India won by an innings and 15 runs
82 June 6-9, 1996 Edgbaston India 214 England 313 India 219 England 121/2 England won by 8 wickets
83 June 20-24, 1996 Lord's England 344 India 429 England 278/9d   Drawn
84 July 4-9, 1996 Trent Bridge India 521 England 564 India 211   Drawn
85 December 3-6, 2001 Mohali England 238 India 469 England 235 India 5/0 India won by 10 wickets
86 December 11-15 ,2001 Ahmedabad England 407 India 291 England 257 India 198/3 Drawn
87 December 19-23, 2001 Bangalore England 336 India 238 England 33/0   Drawn
88 July 25-29, 2002 Lord's England 487 India 221 England 301/6d India 397 England won by 170 runs
89 August 8-12, 2002 Trent Bridge India 357 England 617 India 424/8   Drawn
90 August 22-26, 2002 Headingley India 628/8d England 273 England 309   Ind won by and innings and 46 runs
91 September 5-9, 2002 The Oval England 515 India 508 England 114/0   Drawn
92 March 1-5, 2006 Nagpur England 393 India 323 England 297/3d India 260/6 Drawn
93 March 9-13, 2006 Mohali England 300 India 338 England 181 India 144/1 India won by 9 wickets
94 March 18-22, 2006 Mumbai England 400 India 279 England 191 India 100 England won by 212 runs
95 July 19-23, 2007 Lord's England 298 India 201 England 282 India 282/9 Drawn
96 July 27-31, 2007 Trent Bridge England 198 India 481 England 355 India 73/3 India won by 7 wickets
97 August 9-13, 2007 The Oval India 664 England 345 India 180/6d England 369/6 Drawn
98 December 11-15, 2008 Chennai England 316 India 241 England 311/9d India 387/4 India won by 6 wickets
99 December 19-23, 2008 Mohali India 453 England 302 India 251/7d England 64/1 Drawn
100 July 21-25, 2011 Lord's England 474/8d India 286 England 269/6d India 261 England won by 196 runs
101 July 29-Aug 1, 2011 Trent Bridge England 221 India 288 England 544 India 158 England won by 319 runs
102 August 10-13, 2011 Edgbaston India 224 England 710/7d India 244   England won by an inn and 242 runs
103 August 18-22, 2011 The Oval England 591/6d India 300 India 283   England won by an innings and 8 runs
104 November 15-19, 2012 Ahmedabad India 521/8d England 191 England 406 India 80/1 India won by 9 wickets
105 November 23-26, 2012 Mumbai India 327 England 413 India 142 England 58-0 England won by 10 wickets
106 December 5-9, 2012 Kolkata India 316 England 523 India 247 England 41/3 England won by 7 wickets
107 December 13-17, 2012 Nagpur England 330 India 326/9d England 352/4d   Drawn
108 July 9-13, 2014 Trent Bridge India 457 England 496 India 391/9d   Drawn
109 July 17-21, 2014 Lord's India 295 England 319 India 342 England 223 India won by 95 runs
110 July 27-31, 2014 Rose Bowl England 569/7d India 330 England 205/4d India 178 England 266 runs
111 August 7-9, 2014 Manchester India 152 England 367 India 161   England won by an innings and 54 runs
112 August 15-17, 2014 The Oval India 148 England 486 India 94   England won by an innings and 244 runs

Rajneesh Gupta