English cricket team in India, Pakistan and Ceylon in 1951–52

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England in India 1951-52
  Flag of India.svg Flag of England.svg
  India England
Dates 5 October 1951 – 2 March 1952
Captains Vijay Hazare Nigel Howard
Donald Carr(5th Test)
Test series
Result 5-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Pankaj Roy (387) Allan Watkins (450)
Most wickets Vinoo Mankad (34) Roy Tattersall (21)

A cricket team from England organised by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) toured India from 5 October 1951 to 2 March 1952. During this tour England team also played first class matches in Pakistan and Ceylon. In the Test matches, the side was known as "England"; in other matches, it was known as "MCC".

Test series was drawn 1-1, with three matches being drawn.

Test matches[edit]

1st Test[edit]

2–7 November 1951
Scorecard
v
203 (102.3 overs)
Jack Robertson 50
Sadu Shinde 6/91 (35.3 overs)
418/6d (175 overs)
Vijay Hazare 164*
Roy Tattersall 2/95 (53 overs)
368/6 (221 overs)
Allan Watkins 137
Vinoo Mankad 4/58 (76 overs)

2nd Test[edit]

14–19 December 1951
Scorecard
v
485/9d (139 overs)
Vijay Hazare 155
Brian Statham 4/96 (29 overs)
456 (207.1 overs)
Tom Graveney 175
Vinoo Mankad 4/91 (57 overs)
208 (83.1 overs)
CD Gopinath 42
Allan Watkins 3/20 (13 overs)
55/2 (36 overs)
Tom Graveney 25
CD Gopinath 1/11 (8 overs)

3rd Test[edit]

30 December–4 January 1952
Scorecard
v
342 (159.5 overs)
Dick Spooner 71
Vinoo Mankad 4/89 (52.5 overs)
344 (149.1 overs)
Dattu Phadkar 115
Fred Ridgway 4/83 (38.1 overs)
252/5d (120 overs)
Dick Spooner 92
Ramesh Divecha 2/55 (25 overs)
103/0 (29 overs)
Vinoo Mankad 71
Roy Tattersall 0/4 (4 overs)

4th Test[edit]

12–14 January 1952
Scorecard
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121 (61.5 overs)
Pankaj Roy 37
Roy Tattersall 6/48 (21 overs)
203 (95.1 overs)
Allan Watkins 66
Ghulam Ahmed 5/70 (37.1 overs)
157 (66.5 overs)
Hemu Adhikari 60
Malcolm Hilton 5/61 (32 overs)
76/2 (19.2 overs)
Tom Graveney 48
Ghulam Ahmed 1/10 (10 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Modi Stadium, Kanpur
Umpires: Jamshed Patel and Mysore Vijayasarathi
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

5th Test[edit]

6–10 February 1952
Scorecard
v
266 (121.5 overs)
Jack Robertson 77
Vinoo Mankad 8/55 (38.5 overs)
457/9d (153 overs)
Polly Umrigar 130
Donald Carr 2/84 (19 overs)
183 (75.5 overs)
Jack Robertson 56
Vinoo Mankad 4/53 (30.5 overs)
India won by an innings and 8 runs
Madras Cricket Club Ground, Chepauk, Madras
Umpires: Balkrishna Mohoni and Mysore Vijayasarathi
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 7 February was a rest day.

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