India vs England 1st ODI 1984 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs England 1st ODI 1984 - England tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between England and India at Nehru Stadium, Poona in 05th December 1984.

Mike Gatting followed his maiden Test century with a unbeaten maiden ODI steers to England convincing four-wicket victory over India, despite a maiden century by Dilip Vengsarkar and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Dilip Vengsarkar became the first Indian batsman to score a century against England in One-day international cricket.
  • Dilip Vengsarkar became the third Indian batsman to score a hundred in ODIs after Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri.
  • Dilip Vengsarkar became the second Indian batsman to score a hundred in India in ODIs after Ravi Shastri.
  • Mike Gatting became the first England batsman to score a century in Indian soil in ODI cricket history.
  • Mike Gatting became the second England batsman to score a hundred against India in ODIs after Dennis Amiss.
  • Mike Gatting became the ninth England batsman to score a century in ODIs.

India scored 214-6 in 45 overs with top scorer by Dilip Vengsarkar hit a career-best 105 off 124-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 10-fours & a six.

Kris Srikkanth struck 50 off 72-balls including 6-fours and Yashpal Sharma cracked a 37 off 53-balls included 4-fours.

England best bowler by Neil Foster picked up 3-wickets for 44-runs in 10-overs, Phil Edmonds and Debutant Richard Ellison both took one-wickets.

England chased 215-6 in 43.2 overs with top scorer by Mike Gatting scored a career-best 115 off 135-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 12-fours.

Vic Marks scored 31 off 39-balls without a boundary, Paul Downton hit 27 off 37-balls including a boundary and Debutant Tim Robinson - who scored 15 runs on his debut ODI match.

India best bowler by Manoj Prabhakar, Debutant Rajinder Singh Ghai, Roger Binny and Chetan Sharma each took one-wickets.

This match reported by Michael Carey (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

MIKE GATTING followed his maiden Test century with a sterling unbeaten 115 in Poona today which steered England to a four-wicket victory over India with 10 balls to spare in their opening one-day international.

After India had been contained to 214 for six from 45 overs England had to overcome several problems, first among their batsmen and then when sections of the crowd of around 50.000 held up the game for 17 minutes by throwing bottles, large chunks of wood and other missiles on to the outfield.

As at that stage, England required only seven runs from 20 deliveries to complete a victory as valuable to morale as it had been well earned, they must have felt that this incident-packed tour was about to find yet another way of pulling the rug from under their feet.

With the light fading fast. the missile-hurling continued despite the presence of Army and police officials. It was perhaps of slight consolation that had the match been abandoned. 

England were ahead on run rate as the umpires conferred in the middle with both managers. 

David Brown and Raj Singh, the England captain. David Gower. and the secretary of the Indian Board of Control. Judge A. W. Kanmadikar.

At length they took the only sensible course and ordered the game to restart with ground staff clearing the outfield and a strong military presence in the two offending sections of the stadium.

Unbroken stand

That done, Gatting and Paul Downton, who contributed an unbeaten 27 to their unbroken. seventh-wicket partnership of 86 in the last 14 overs comfortably finished a task that had always seemed within England's scope once they had restricted India to less than five an over in highly favourable batting conditions.

England omitted Cowdrey from their 12 and after winning the toss both Foster and Cowans found the full length ball would swing on a hot misty morning: there was also the considerable bonus of Gavaskar playing on to the first ball he received from Foster.

On such a true pitch, however. there was also no margin for error. As the ball grew older it was also hard to defend a huge. very fast outfield, especially when Vengsarkar and Srikkanth began to time their strokes.

Eventually, Srikkanth was bowled by a flighted ball from Edmonds, but Vengsarkar did much as be pleased with no error until, in successive overs from Marks, he was dropped by the bowler and then by Robinson at cover at 77 and 83 respectively.

Gower hit in face

By now England's studious approach to field placings did much to ensure India would not receive their intended 50 overs. There was also a delay when a fiercely-struck on-drive by Shastri leapt from the outfield and struck Gower in the face, leaving him with a grazed and bleeding nose.

With the dangerous Patil run out by Cowans' direct hit from the long-off boundary and Vengsarkar vorked by Ellison after reaching three figures from 118 balls England made a deceptively good start which then went awry.

After Fowler had mistimed an on-drive, Robinson gone lbw and Lamb to one of Prabhakar's subtle changes of pace. Gatting found himself in charge of operations and, joined by Marks, while Gower rested because of his mishap.

Gatting had started with some glorious drives in conditions ideal for him, but at 47 for three, he and Marks had to cut their cloth accordingly and they consolidated quietly and sensibly, content to push and nudge the bowling around

Two run-outs

Gatting also swept profitably and with no alarms at all until a well-timed such stroke was unexpectedly cut off by Ghai at fine leg and Marks running to the danger end, was beaten by his throw to the wicketkeeper.

Gower came and went, caught at backward point as he drove firm-fooled at Binny. He walked off showing his disappointment, since nothing more than sound support for Gatting was then needed and soon afterwards came another hiccup when Ellison was run out.

Gatting appeared not to respond to his call for a single for another sweep to fine leg.

It was important for Gatting not to allow his concentration to be influenced by that episode and he was soon again, driving and sweeping profitably, taking 13 off one over from Binny and Downton's restraint and ability to accumulate quietly was also a pleasant sight after the mishaps.

They stroked the ball through the gaps. ran well and, apart from one one top-edged sweep. which fell safely. Gatting moved with assurance and ill-concealed pleasure to his first one-day century for England, an innings which came from 125 balls and included not only 10 fours but 43 singles, which tell their own story.

Gatting and Vengsarkar shared the Man of the Match award.



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