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2nd Test
Teams Flag of England England v Flag of India India
Test number 740
Date 20,21,22,24 June 1974 (5-day match)
Venue Lord's Cricket Ground
Toss England, elected to bat first
Result England won by an innings and 285 runs
Man of the Match
Umpires Arthur Fagg & Tom Spencer
Last Test Test No.739
Next Test Test No.741

England 629 (Amiss 188, Denness 118, Greig 106, Bedi 6-226) beat India 302 (Engineer 86, Viswanath 52, Old 4-67, Hendrick 3-46) and 42 (Solkar 18*, Old 5-21, Arnold 4-19) by an innings and 285 runs

In the Second Test, played from 21 June to 24 June at Lord's, England again won the toss and batted first, scoring a monumental 629 all out, with centuries for opening batsman Dennis Amiss (188), captain Mike Denness (118), and Tony Greig (106); in addition, John Edrich was out for 96. Indian spin bowler Bishen Bedi took six wickets, but conceded 226 runs in 64.2 overs. In reply, India scored 302 all out. Called to follow on, India were dismissed a second time for only 42, and England won by an innings and 285 runs inside 4 days. Chris Old took 5-21, to add to his 4-67 in the first innings, and Geoff Arnold took 4-19.

Flag of England England 1st innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Extras (b 8; lb 4; nb 2; w 2) 16
Total (10 wickets; 182.5 overs) 629

Fall of wickets: 1-116 (David Lloyd), 2-337 (Dennis Amiss), 3-339 (John Edrich), 4-369 (Keith Fletcher), 5-571 (Tony Greig), 6-591 (Mike Denness), 7-604 (Chris Old), 8-611 (Geoff Arnold), 9-624 (Alan Knott), 10-629 (Derek Underwood)

Flag of India India bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
22 2 79 2 3.59
6 2 16 0 2.66
30 6 93 0 3.10
64.2 8 226 6 3.51
9.3 1 33 0 3.47
51 6 166 2 3.25
Flag of India India 1st innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Extras (b 4; lb 7; nb 12) 23
Total (10 wickets; 101.5 overs) 302

Fall of wickets: 1-131 (Sunil Gavaskar), 2-149 (Farokh Engineer), 3-183 (Ajit Wadekar), 4-188 (Brijesh Patel), 5-250 (Gundappa Viswanath), 6-280 (Syed Abid Ali), 7-281 (Madan Lal), 8-286 (Eknath Solkar), 9-286 (Erapalli Prasanna), 10-302 (Bishan Bedi)

Flag of England England bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
24.5 6 81 4 3.26
21 6 67 4 3.19
18 4 46 3 2.55
21 4 63 1 3.00
15 10 18 1 1.20
2 0 4 0 2.00
Flag of India India 2nd innings (following on)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Extras 0
Total (10 wickets; 17 overs) 42

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Farokh Engineer), 2-5 (Ajit Wadekar), 3-12 (Gundappa Viswanath), 4-14 (Brijesh Patel), 5-25 (Sunil Gavaskar), 6-28 (Syed Abid Ali), 7-30 (Madan Lal), 8-42 (Erapalli Prasanna), 9-42 (Bishan Bedi)

Flag of England England bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Geoff Arnold 8 1 19 4 2.37
Chris Old 8 3 21 5 2.62
Mike Hendrick 1 0 2 0 2.00

Match details

  • Series: England led the 3-match series 2-0
  • Test debuts: David Lloyd

Close of play

  • day 1 – England 1st innings 334/1 (DL Amiss 187*, JH Edrich 93*)
  • day 2 – India 1st innings 51/0 (SM Gavaskar 17*, FM Engineer 33*)
  • day 3 – India 2nd innings 2/0 (SM Gavaskar 2*, FM Engineer 0*)
  • day 4 – India 2nd innings 42 (17 ov) - end of match

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