English cricket team in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1972–73

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English cricket team in India in 1972-73
Date5 December 1972 – 11 February 1973
LocationIndia India
ResultIndia won the 5-Test series 2-1-2
Teams
 India  England
Captains
Ajit Wadekar Tony Lewis
Most runs
Farokh Engineer (415)
Viswanath (365)
Ajit Wadekar (312)
Tony Greig (382)
Keith Fletcher (312)
Mike Denness (257)
Most wickets
Chandrasekhar (35)
Bishan Singh Bedi (25)
Erapalli Prasanna (10)
Geoff Arnold (17)
Chris Old (15)
Derek Underwood (15)

The England national cricket team, organised by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), toured India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from December 1972 to March 1973 and played a five-match Test series against the India national cricket team followed by three Tests against the Pakistan national cricket team. England were captained by Tony Lewis. The Sri Lanka national cricket team was not Test-qualified at that time and played a single first-class match against MCC in Colombo.[1]

Test matches in India[edit]

1st Test[edit]

20–25 December 1972
scorecard
v
173 (84.4 overs)
Syed Abid Ali 58
Geoff Arnold 6/45 (23.4 overs)
200 (108.5 overs)
Tony Greig 68
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 8/79 (41.5 overs)
233 (98.4 overs)
Eknath Solkar 75
Derek Underwood 4/56 (30 overs)
208/4 (88.5 overs)
Tony Lewis 70
Bishan Singh Bedi 3/50 (39 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: MV Nagendra, B Satyaji Rao
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

2nd Test[edit]

30 Dec–4 Jan 1973
scorecard
v
210 (97.4 overs)
Farokh Engineer 75
Bob Cottam 3/45 (23 overs)
174 (75.2 overs)
Alan Knott 35
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 5/65 (26.2 overs)
155 (67.5 overs)
Salim Durani 53
Tony Greig 5/24 (19.5 overs)
163 (91 overs)
Tony Greig 67
Bishan Singh Bedi 5/63 (40 overs)
India won by 28 runs
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: AM Mamsa, J Reuben
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

3rd Test[edit]

12–17 January 1973
scorecard
v
242 (86.5 overs)
Keith Fletcher 97
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 6/90 (38.5 overs)
316 (135.1 overs)
Nawab of Pataudi 73
Pat Pocock 4/114 (46 overs)
159 (106 overs)
Mike Denness 76
Erapalli Prasanna 4/16 (10 overs)
86/6 (33.5 overs)
Salim Durani 38
Pat Pocock 4/28 (13 overs)
  • England won the toss and decided to bat

4th Test[edit]

25–30 January 1973
scorecard
v
357 (167 overs)
Ajit Wadekar 90
Chris Old 4/69 (24 overs)
397 (172.5 overs)
Tony Lewis 125
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 4/86 (41 overs)
186/6 (84 overs)
Gundappa Viswanath 75
Derek Underwood 2/46 (26 overs)
Match drawn
Modi Stadium, Kanpur
Umpires: MV Gothoskar, J Reuben
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

5th Test[edit]

6–11 February 1973
scorecard
v
448 (138.2 overs)
Farokh Engineer 121
Geoff Arnold 3/64 (21 overs)
480 (163.1 overs)
Tony Greig 148
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 5/135 (46.1 overs)
244/5 d. (96 overs)
Sunil Gavaskar 67
Derek Underwood 2/70 (38 overs)
67/2 (29 overs)
Graham Roope 26
Bishan Singh Bedi 1/25 (10 overs)
Match drawn
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
Umpires: MV Gothoskar, J Reuben
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Sri Lanka[edit]

Having left India in February, MCC played four matches in Sri Lanka, two of which were first-class including one against the Sri Lanka national team which they won by 7 wickets.[2]

Pakistan[edit]

In March, England played three Tests in Pakistan which were all drawn.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "England in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan 1972–73". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka v MCC 1973". CricketArchive. Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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