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England vs India 1st ODI 1974 Article

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Read the articles of England vs India 1st ODI 1974 - India tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match first time played between India and England at Headingley, Leeds in 13th July 1974.

John Edrich's career-best 90 and An blazing 40 from Tony Greig helped to England registered their historic first ODI win over Debutants India by four-wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England chased 266 was the highest successful run-chase in One-day internationals, previous highest chase was 237 by Australia against England at Lord's in 1972.
  • Ajit Wadekar became the first Indian batsman to score a fifty in One-day international cricket history.
  • Brijesh Patel became the second Indian batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals.
  • Brijesh Patel's 82 was the joint second highest-score by a batsman in debut ODI match.
  • England's 266 was the highest score in One-day internationals.
  • India's 265 was the second highest score in One-day internationals.
  • John Edrich's 90 was the third highest score for England in One-day internationals.
  • Ajit Wadekar captained India for the first time in his debut ODI match. He became the first debut player to captain for India in a ODI.
  • Ajit Wadekar became the first-ever player to captain for India in a One-day international cricket history.

India scored 265 for all-out in 53.5 overs with top scorer by Brijesh Patel blasted a 82 off 78-balls including 8-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 105.12.

Ajit Wadekar scored 67 off 82-balls including 10-fours, Farokh Engineer struck 32 off 51-balls included 3-fours.

Sunil Gavaskar hit 28 off 35-balls including 3-fours & a six, Sudhir Naik 18 and Syed Abid Ali 17.

England best bowler by Chris Old picked up 3-wickets for 43-runs in 10.5-overs, Geoff Arnold, Robin Jackman, Bob Woolmer each took 2-wickets and one for Tony Greig.

England chased 266-6 in 51.1 overs with top scorer by John Edrich 90 off 97-balls - who fell ten-run short of his century.

Tony Greig blasted a 40 off 28-balls including 2-fours & a six with strike rate of 142.85, Keith Fletcher scored 39 off 59-balls included 2-fours.

David Lloyd hit 34 off 63-balls including 3-fours, Dennis Amiss 20 and Alan Knott 15 not out.

India best bowler by Eknath Solkar, Bishan Bedi both took 2-wickets and one for Madan Lal - Srinivas Venkataraghavan.

John Edrich named Player of the match for his match-winning career-best 90-runs knocked off facing 97-balls including 6-fours and a six.


(This modified article reference from ( T.O ) Author by Michael Carey

England drew upon their vast experience of one-day cricket to beat India by four wickets with three overs in hand in the first of the international matches for the Prudential Trophy at Headingley.

Although defeat was once more their pordon the Indians endeared themselves to a large crowd by their spirited performance, making 265 after being put in, with two dashing innings from Ajit Wadekar and Brijesh Patel.

Bishan Bedi then held a nicely judged running catch as Edrich tried to hit Srinivasa Venkatraghavan over the top and with England 50 runs required from nine overs.

it seemed to be a case of England's expertise against India's out-cricket and field placings.

Two overs from Bishan Bedi and Venkatraghavan cost 18 runs and eased the pressure as Tony Greig and Alan Knott harnessed hold strokes and impudent running.

By now the light was poor and it began to rain hard, Tony Greig drove Bishan Bedi majestically over long on for six and departed next ball having, not for the first time that year.

Tony Greig's 40 off facing 28 deliveries batting performance helped to the a match England's way in 51.1 overs with 23 balls remaining.)