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India vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester: Stats highlights

India never won a Test match at Old Trafford © Getty Images
India have never won a Test match at Old Trafford © Getty Images

The fourth Test between England and India begins at Old Trafford in Manchester with the series leveled 1-1. Abhijit Banare looks at India’s records at Old Trafford.

After a thumping win against India at Southampton, England head to a venue where they have never lost India. After 24 long years, India are all set to play a Test at Manchester. The last time they played here, a 17-year-old wonder kid by the name of Sachin Tendulkar played a match-saving innings of 119. There have been some bad memories and some splendid performances by Indians. Here are some interesting stats and records of the two teams at this venue. This is the second instance of India and England playing their fourth Test of a series at Manchester. The previous instance was in 1959.

Toss: Going by the numbers, India look set to lose the toss once again. Out of eight instances, India have won the toss just twice In 1936 and 1942.

Toss

Year

India, Bat

1936

India Field

1942

England Bat

1952

England Bat

1959

England Bat

1971

England Bat

1979

England Bat

1982

England Bat

1990

Results:

India and England have played eight times at Manchester of which India have lost thrice in 1952, 1959 and 1974.

No

Date

Result

Margin

Series Result

1

25-Jul-36

Draw

England 2-1

2

20-Jul-46

Draw

England 1-0

3

17-Jul-52

Lost

Inns and 207 runs

England 3-0

4

23-Jul-59

Lost

117 runs

England 5-0

5

5-Aug-71

Draw

India 1-0

6

6-Jun-74

Lost

113 runs

England 3-0

7

24-Jun-82

Draw

England 1-0

8

9-Aug-90

Draw

England 1-0

Highest totals:

India

England

Runs

Year

Runs

Score

432

1990

571/8 decl.

1936

390/5

1936

519

1990

379/8

1982

490

1959

376

1959

425

1982

343/6

1990

386

1971

Lowest totals:

India

Runs

Year

58

1952

82

1952

170

1946

182

1974

203

1936

There aren’t any lowest scores for England as such except for the 294 in 1942. England have declared their batting in seven of eight Tests which shows their dominance.

Centurions for the two teams at Manchester:

Before the Tendulkar magic, Mohammad Azharuddin played a blinder of 179 in the first innings to take India to their highest team total at this ground. For England Geoff Pullar and Mike Atherton have the highest individual score from England with 131 at this venue.

Read More on Tendulkar’s 119 here

Read more on Sandeep Patil’s ton in 1982 Test click here

Read more on Abbas Ali Baig’s fighting hundred chasing a mammoth 548 runs here.

India

Runs

Year

England

Runs

Year

Vijay Merchant

114

1936

Len Hutton

104

1952

Syed Mushtaq Ali

112

1936

Geoff Pullar

131

1959

Abbas Ali Baig

112

1959

Mike Smith

100

1959

Polly Umrigar

118

1959

Ray Illingworth

107

1971

Sunil Gavaskar

101

1974

Brian Luckhurst

101

1971

Sandeep Patil

129*

1982

Keith Fletcher

117*

1974

Mohammad Azharuddin

179

1990

John Edrich

100

1974

Sachin Tendulkar

119

1990

Ian Botham

128

1982

1990

Graham Gooch

116

1990

Mike Atherton

131

1990

Robin Smith

121*

1990

Allan Lamb

109

1990

Five-for at Manchester:

The first to pick a five-for between the two teams was India when Lala Amarnath and Vinoo Mankad cleaned up the England innings for 294 with both sharing five wickets each. However the best bowling figure by an Indian is by Dilip Doshi six for 102. The most devastating spell was from none other than Fred Trueman with eight for 31 where India bundled out for 58 in 1952. Alec Bedser finished off the humiliation with a five-for as India were packed for another two-digit score with only 82 on board.

Read more on Fred Trueman’s spell from hell in the 1952 series here

India

Figures

Year

England

Figures

Year

Lala Amarnath

5/96

1946

Dick Pollard

5/24

1946

Vinoo Mankad

5/101

1946

Alec Bedser

7/52

1946

Srendranath

5/115

1959

Fred Trueman

8/31

1952

Dilip Doshi

6/102

1982

Alec Bedser

5/27

1952

Peter Lever

5/70

1971

Angus Fraser

5/124

1990

Highest Partnerships:

India

India

Partnership Batsman 1 Batsman 2 Runs Year
1st Vijay Merchant Syed Mushtaq Ali

203

1936

4th Mohammad Azharuddin Sanjay Manjrekar

189

1990

7th Manoj Prabhakar Sachin Tendulkar 160 1990

England

England

Partnership Batsman 1 Batsman 2 Runs Year
1st Mike Atherton Graham Gooch

225

1990

6th Ian Botham Geoff Miller

169

1982

8th Ray Illingworth Peter Lever

168

1971

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(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog)

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