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India vs England 2nd ODI 1981 Article

Read the article of India vs England 2nd ODI 1981 - England tour of India 3-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between England and India at Burlton Park, Bishan Bedi Stadium, Jullundur, Jalandhar in 20th December 1981.

An brilliant unbeaten 88 from Dilip Vengsarkar inspired to India registered their historic first ODI win against England by a thrilling 6-wickets, despite a Mike Gatting's quick-fire 58-ball 71* and level the series 1-1 in a epic game of the second ODI.

Match Stats :
  • This is the India's first ODI win against England in the 5th ODI meeting between these sides since 1974.
  • This is the India's first-ever ODI win at their home venue.
  • Burlton Park, Bishan Bedi Stadium became the 2nd Indian venue to host a One-day international match and the 29th venue in the world to host a ODI match.
  • 110 : David Gower and Mike Gatting set up the record fifth-wicket partnership for England in One-day international, previously held by the unbeaten 89-run stand between Mike Denness and Chris Old against also the India at Lord's in the opening match of a inaugural 1975 World Cup and the second highest fifth-wicket stand in ODIs.

* Dilip Vengsarkar, promoted to open after Sunil Cravaskar twisted an ankle while fielding, inspired India with an unbeaten 88. He shared an unbroken match-winning fifth-wicket partnership of 75 with Yashpal Sharma, who scored 28 not out. The turning point came in the final six overs, during which scored 13 from Bob Willis sixth over and nine from his seventh. India needed eight runs to win when Ian Botham began the second-last over. He bowled five deliveries without conceding a run but Yashpal Sharma lifted the last ball to six over long-off, Dilip Vengbarkar then clinched victory with a two off the third ball of the final over. 


England scored 161-7 in the alloted 36 overs - match reduced 50 to 36 overs per a side - due to poor light - with top scorer by Mike Gatting hammered a unbeaten 71 off 58-balls including 4-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 122.41.

David Gower struck 53 off 81-balls including 4-fours and Graham Gooch scored 12 off 18-balls included a boundary.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev, Madan Lal both took 2-wickets and one for Sandeep Patil.

India chased 164-4 in 35.3 overs with top scorer by Dilip Vengsarkar cracked a unbeaten 88 off 107-balls.

Yashpal Sharma scored a unbeaten 28 off 46-balls including one-six & a four and Kris Srikkanth hit 17 off 30-balls included 3-fours.

England best bowler by Graham Gooch took 2-wickets and one for Derek Underwood - Ian Botham.

Dilip Vengsarkar named Player of the match for his match-winning brilliant unbeaten 88-runs knocked off facing 107-balls including 9-fours.