New Delhi: India and England cricket teams (IND vs ENG) will soon face each other in a four-match test series, but exactly 27 years ago, the two teams have a historical test in Calcutta (Kolkata). This test match was very special from India’s point of view as the Indian team beat the British by 8 wickets in this match.
Captain Azharuddin was the hero of victory
Credit for winning this match goes to then-Indian team captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Azhar played a brilliant 182-point inning in the opening innings of this game. The particularity is that its heats came at a time when India was struggling to lose its first 3 wickets.
Young Tendulkar also supported
India lost their best batsman in this match – Manoj Prabhakar, Navjot Sidhu. In such a situation, Sachin Tendulkar played well with Captain Azharuddin (Mohammad Azharuddin). Sachin played a good 50-point inning in the opening innings of this game.
The British were forced to play the follow-up
In the opening innings, India scored 371 points after losing all their wickets based on captain Mohammad Azharuddin’s century, the England team came out at bat in response to 163 points. India then forced England to play the follow-up after which England were able to score 286 points in the second set. India finally reached the goal of 82 points to win, which it achieved by losing 2 wickets.
The two teams will be face to face again next month
The India and England teams will face off again in February. A series of 4 tests, 5 T20 and 3 ODI will be played between the two teams. The first match of the Test Series will be played in Chennai from February 5th. Both teams are full of confidence after winning their previous series. India beat Australia 2–1 at home, while England beat Sri Lanka 2–0.