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England
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India
Dates 5 May – 9 July 1996
Captains Mike Atherton Mohammad Azharuddin
Test series
Result England won the 3-match series 1–0
Most runs Nasser Hussain (318) Sourav Ganguly (315)
Most wickets Chris Lewis (15) Venkatesh Prasad (16)
Player of the series Sourav Ganguly (Ind), Nasser Hussain (Eng)
One Day International series
Result England won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Ali Brown (155) Mohammad Azharuddin (128)
Most wickets Dominic Cork (5) Venkatesh Prasad (5)
Player of the series Mohammad Azharuddin (Ind), Chris Lewis (Eng)

The Indian cricket team toured England in the 1996 season and played 11 first-class matches including 3 Tests. They also played in three limited overs internationals.

England won the Test series 1-0 with two matches drawn:

The Indian team was captained by Mohammed Azharuddin and included notable players such as Sanjay Manjrekar, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.

Test Series

First Test

6-9th June 1996
Scorecard
Flag of India India
214 (69.1 overs)
v Flag of England England
313 (90.2 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: DB Hair, DR Shepherd
Javagal Srinath 52
Dominic Cork 4/61 (20.1 overs)
Nasser Hussain 128
Venkatesh Prasad 4/71 (28 overs)
219 (70.4 overs) 121/2 (33.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 122
Chris Lewis 5/72 (22.4 overs)
Mike Atherton 53
Venkatesh Prasad 2/50 (14 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

Second Test

20-24 June 1996
Scorecard
Flag of England England
344 (130.3 overs)
v Flag of India India
429 (169.3 overs)
Match drawn
Lord's Cricket Ground
Umpires: HD Bird, DB Hair
Jack Russell 124
Venkatesh Prasad 5/76 (33.3 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 131
Alan Mullally 3/71 (39 overs)
278/9 d. (121 overs)
Alec Stewart 66
Anil Kumble 3/90 (51 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to field

Third Test

4-9 July 1996
Scorecard
Flag of India India
521 (167 overs)
v Flag of England England
564 (198.5 overs)
Match drawn
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: KT Francis, G Sharp
Sachin Tendulkar 177
Chris Lewis 3/89 (37 overs)
Mike Atherton 160
Sourav Ganguly 3/71 (19.5 overs)
211 (69 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 74
Mark Ealham 4/21 (14 overs)
  • India won the toss and decided to bat

External sources

CricketArchive – tour itineraries

Annual reviews

  • Playfair Cricket Annual 1997
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack 1997

Further reading

  • Ramachandra Guha, A Corner of a Foreign Field - An Indian History of a British Sport, Picador, 2001


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