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I.T. Botham


I.T. Botham 5-46 v IndiaBack to boards

For the fifth time in total and a fourth time for his bowling accolades Ian Botham went up on the Lord’s Honours Boards during the India tour of England in 1982.

England won the toss and elected to bat and put up a total of 433 on the back of a century from Derek Randall (126). Botham opening the bowling for the hosts in the second innings helped bowl out the visitors for a total of 128. He picked up some important wickets which included the great Sunil Gavaskar, Ghulam Parkar, Gundappa Vishwanath, Madan Lal and Dilip Doshi to make up figures of 5-46.

Following on in the third innings, India put up a valiant effort to end up on 369 on the back of a 157 from Dilip Vengsarkar. Despite his efforts it was not enough as England chased down he target of 65 runs comfortably and won by 7 wickets.


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