As the Virat Kohli led team battles it out on the 2nd day of the Kanpur test today, the Indian team has become only the 4th team in the history of the game to play 500 international test matches along with England (976), Australia (791) and the West Indies (517). It has been a journey of ups and downs. It took India 20 years to win a test match and now India is one of the best of the world. Celebrating this historic moment, here at The SportsRush, we look at India’s 4 greatest test victories of all time!
Twenty years after playing its first test match against England in 1932, India won its first ever test match against the same opponent at Madras (Chennai). The match was part of a 5 match test series which ended as a 1-1 draw. England chose to bat after winning the toss but heroic performance by MH Mankad (38.5-15-55-8) made sure that the total was restricted to 266. India made 457 in reply with Roy (111) and Umrigar (130) being the major contributors. Mankad and Ghulam Ahmed took 4 wickets each in the second innings to make sure India won by an innings and 8 runs. It turned out to be one of the 4 greatest victories of all time.