D.B. Vengsarkar


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Dilip Vengsarkar's love affair of Lord's began in the summer of 1979 when he scored 103 during the drawn Test between England and India.

The 'Lord of Lord's' first century at the Home of Cricket was one of importance for his country in a Test where India were very much appearing like they were going to be defeated.

Electing to bat first, India could only manage a score of 96 in their first innings, with Ian Botham taking a five-wicket haul while Vengsarkar could only manage a duck.

England then declared after a total of 419/9, leaving India with a tough task to avoid defeat. 

However, through Vengsarkar and Gundappa Viswanath (113), India managed to claim a draw.

Vengsarkar's score of 103 saw him face 295 balls, hitting 13 fours in the process and be awarded the man-of-the-match for his grit and determination.

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