Kapil Dev


Kapil Dev 5-125 v EnglandBack to boards

Kapil Dev made the legendary Honours Boards when he took five wickets during India’s defeat to England at Lord’s in 1982.

Having won the toss and deciding to bat, England were soon 94-4 with Dev ripping through the hosts’ opening batsmen by taking all four wickets.

A gutsy century from Derek Randall put England back on top with his country managing to secure a total of 433 in their first innings.

Nonetheless, it was a fine effort from Dev, who took 5-125 with Geoff Cook, Allan Lamb, Chris Tavare, David Gower and Randall all losing their wicket to the talented all-rounder.

Dev’s figures saw him bowl a mammoth total of 43 overs, with eight of those overs being maidens.

India were bowled out for 128 in their first innings and could only manage 369 following-on and despite Dev taking three wickets in England’s second innings, he could not prevent the hosts from reaching their comfortable target of 65 runs.

Dev was given the man-of-the match award for his efforts but yet, his finest performance at Lord’s was still to come, when a year later he guided India to Cricket World Cup final glory at the Home of Cricket.