London. The five-match Test series between India and England is starting from August 4. Before the Test series (IND vs ENG), England fast bowler James Anderson has given a big statement. He said that if we leave some grass on the pitch, then I don’t think India will have any complaint. We definitely played in their conditions in the last tour of India. India is going to play Test series in England after three years. In 2018, he lost the Test series to England 1-4.
The pitch of England is considered to help the fast bowlers. In such a situation, if there is more grass on the pitch, then the ball will swing more and bounce will also get more. Also, the ball will not spoil for a long time. But does only the host team get the benefit of fast pitch in England. The answer is no. Team India’s fast bowlers have also won on 5 occasions by taking 13 to 19 wickets in a match. here are some memorable moments:
2018 Nottingham: In this match, Team India won by 203 runs and Indian fast bowlers took 19 wickets out of 20. Captain Virat Kohli scored 97 in the first innings and 103 runs in the second innings. India declared 329 in the first innings while the second innings scored 352 runs for 7 wickets. The English team could only score 161 and 317 runs. Hardik Pandya took 5 wickets in the first innings and Jasprit Bumrah took 5 wickets in the second innings.
2014 Lords: Team India’s fast bowlers took 15 wickets and won this match by 95 runs. Team India scored 295 and 342 runs. England’s team could only score 319 and 223 runs. Ajinkya Rahane scored a century in the first innings for India. Murali Vijay scored a brilliant 95 in the second innings. Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also scored half-centuries. Ishant Sharma took 7 wickets in the second innings.
2007 Nottingham: Team India won this test by 7 wickets and the fast bowlers took 14 wickets. Team India achieved the target of 481 runs in the first innings and 73 in the second innings for three wickets. Dinesh Karthik, Wasif Jaffer, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman scored half-centuries in the first innings. England scored 198 runs in the first innings and 355 runs in the second innings. Left arm fast bowler Zaheer Khan took 9 wickets.
1986 Lords: Team India won this match in England by 5 wickets. England scored 294 and 180 runs. Team India scored 341 runs in the first innings. Then the target of 134 runs was achieved for 5 wickets. Dilip Vengsarkar scored an unbeaten century in the first innings for India, while Mohinder Amarnath scored a half-century. India’s fast bowler took 15 wickets in the match.
1986 Leeds: In this match, India’s fast bowlers took 13 wickets to give a big victory to the team by 279 runs. Team India scored 272 and 237 runs. England’s team could only score 102 and 128 runs. Dilip Vengsarkar scored a half-century in the first innings and an unbeaten century in the second innings. Roger Binny took 7 wickets.