India v England
Marylebone Cricket Club in India, Pakistan and Ceylon 1951/52 (1st Test)
VenueFeroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th November 1951 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEngland won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresBJ Mohoni, MG Vijayasarathi
Close of play day 1England (1) 203 all out
Close of play day 2India (1) 186/2 (Merchant 106*, Hazare 45*)
Close of play day 3India (1) 418/6 (Hazare 164*, Adhikari 38*)
Close of play day 4England (2) 202/3 (Watkins 51*, Carr 44*)

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonlbw b Shinde50 150 - 
FA Lowsonlbw b Phadkar4     
D Kenyonb Shinde35     
DB Carrc Joshi b Shinde14     
AJ Watkinsc Joshi b Mankad40     
+RT Spooner hit wkt b Shinde11     
*ND Howardst Joshi b Mankad13     
D Shackletonst Joshi b Mankad10     
JB Stathamb Shinde4     
R Tattersallnot out4     
F Ridgwayb Shinde15     
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 102.3 overs)203
Fall of wickets:
1-9 (Lowson), 2-79 (Kenyon), 3-102 (Robertson), 4-111 (Carr), 5-153 (Spooner), 6-161 (Watkins), 7-175 (Shackleton), 8-184 (Howard), 9-184 (Statham), 10-203 (Ridgway, 102.3 ov)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phadkar11   4261--
Chowdhury18   4300--
Hazare5   500--
Mankad33   15533--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VM Merchantb Statham154 450 - 
P Roylbw b Shackleton12     
PR Umrigarrun out21     
*VS Hazarenot out164 515 - 
DG Phadkarrun out3     
MH Mankadc Spooner b Tattersall4     
RS Modilbw b Tattersall7     
HR Adhikarinot out38     
SG Shindedid not bat      
+PG Joshidid not bat      
NR Chowdhurydid not bat      
Extras(12 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(6 wickets, declared, 175 overs)418
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Roy), 2-64 (Umrigar), 3-275 (Merchant), 4-278 (Phadkar), 5-292 (Mankad), 6-328 (Modi)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Statham21   4491--
Ridgway20   1550--
Watkins31   7600--
Shackleton29   7761--
Tattersall53   17952--
Carr16   4560--
Robertson5   1120--

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
JDB Robertsonc Phadkar b Mankad22     
FA Lowsonc Phadkar b Mankad68     
D Kenyonc Roy b Shinde6     
AJ Watkinsnot out137 540 - 
DB Carrc Umrigar b Shinde76 300 - 
+RT Spoonerb Mankad1     
*ND Howardlbw b Mankad9     
D Shackletonnot out21     
JB Stathamdid not bat      
R Tattersalldid not bat      
F Ridgwaydid not bat      
Extras(18 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)28
Total(6 wickets, 221 overs)368
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Robertson), 2-78 (Kenyon), 3-116 (Lowson), 4-274 (Carr), 5-275 (Spooner), 6-309 (Howard)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phadkar14   3280--
Hazare12   4240--
Umrigar6   180--
Chowdhury31   11450--
Shinde73   261622--
Mankad76   47584--
Modi5   1140--
Roy4   310--

--> D Kenyon made his debut in Test matches
--> DB Carr made his debut in Test matches
--> RT Spooner made his debut in Test matches
--> ND Howard made his debut in Test matches
--> F Ridgway made his debut in Test matches
--> VM Merchant (1) passed his previous highest score of 128 in Test matches
--> P Roy made his debut in Test matches
--> VS Hazare (1) passed his previous highest score of 145 in Test matches
--> PG Joshi made his debut in Test matches
--> FA Lowson (2) passed his previous highest score of 58 in Test matches
--> AJ Watkins (2) passed his previous highest score of 111 in Test matches
--> SG Shinde achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed JDB Robertson in the England first innings (previous best was 1-66)





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