Similarities between India’s win at Lord’s in 1986 and 2014!

A Test win at Lord’s is something visiting team cherish most. India beat England in 1986 and again earlier this year. The two India Tests wins over England in 1986 and 2014 saw some stunning similarities.


  • Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni captained India to World Cup triumphs three years earlier before leading India to Test wins at Lord’s.
  • A Sharma, Chetan in 1986 and Ishant in 2014, took five wickets in an innings.
  • Roger Binny scored 9 off 19 balls in the India 1st innings of the 1986 Test. 28 years later, his son Stuart Binny scored 9 off 19 balls in India’s 1st innings.
  • Mumbai batsmen, Dilip Vengsarkar in 1986 and Ajinkya Rahane in 2014, slammed hundreds in India 1st innings.
  • A top-order left-hander [David Gower inn 1986 and Alastair Cook in 2014] led England.
  • The man opening the bowling in India’s first innings Graham Dilley in 1986 and James Anderson in 2014 was the most successful with four wickets.
  • The Fifa World Cup final was played in 1986 and 2014 and both finals were between Argentina and Germany.