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A win worth a 35-year wait

July 03, 2006 19:13 IST
The 49-run win over West Indies in the Kingston Test is India's 19th Test win away from the sub-continent.

With first three Tests ending in draw, the victory in the fourth and final Test also gave India a series win -- only the sixth away from the sub-continent.

India's Test wins away from the sub-continent:
Season Opp Venue Victory Margin Scores
1967-68 NZ Dunedin 5 wickets NZ 350 Ind 359 NZ 208 Ind 200-5
1967-68 NZ Wellington 8 wickets NZ 186 Ind 327 NZ 199 Ind 59-2
1967-68 NZ Auckland 272 runs Ind 252 NZ 140 Ind 261-5d NZ 101
1970-71 WI Port-of-Spain 7 wickets WI 214 Ind 352 WI 261 Ind 125-3
1971 Eng The Oval 4 wickets Eng 355 Ind 284 Eng 101 Ind 174-6
1975-76 NZ Auckland 8 wickets NZ 266 Ind 414 NZ 215 Ind 71-2
1975-76 WI Port-of-Spain 6 wickets WI 359 Ind 228 WI 271-6d Ind 406-4
1977-78 Aus Melbourne 222 runs Ind 256 Aus 213 Ind 343 Aus 164
1977-78 Aus Sydney Inns & 2 runs Aus 131 Ind 396-8d Aus 263
1980-81 Aus Melbourne 59 runs Ind 237 Aus 419 Ind 324-9d Aus 83
1986 Eng Lord's 5 wickets Eng 294 Ind 341 Eng 180 Ind 136-5
1986 Eng Headingley 279 runs Ind 272 Eng 102 Ind 237 Eng 128
2001 Zim Bulawayo 8 wickets Zim 173 Ind 318 Zim 328 Ind 184-2
2001-02 WI Port-of-Spain 37 runs Ind 339 WI 245 Ind 218 WI 275
2002 Eng Headingley Inns & 46 runs Ind 628-8d Eng 273 Eng 309
2003-04 Aus Adelaide 4 wickets Aus 556 Ind 523 Aus 196 Ind 233-6
2005-06 Zim Bulawayo Inns & 90 runs Zim 279 Ind 554 Zim 185
2005-06 Zim Harare 10 wickets Zim 161 Ind 366 Zim 223 Ind 19-0
2006 WI Kingston 49 runs Ind 200 WI 103 Ind 171 WI 219

India's series wins away from the sub-continent:
Season Opponent Mts Won Lost Drawn Captain
1967-68 New Zealand 4 3 1 0 Nawab of Pataudi jr.
1970-71 West Indies 5 1 0 4 AL Wadekar
1971 England 3 1 0 2 AL Wadekar
1986 England 3 2 0 1 Kapil Dev
2005-06 Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 SC Ganguly
2006 West Indies 4 1 0 3 R Dravid

Rajneesh Gupta