Vengasarkar created a new record of centuries at Lordâ€™s, while Gatting gave him close competition. Chetan Sharma was the pick of the bowler.
- Captains: Kapil Dev (India), Gower & Gatting (Eng)
Wicketkeepers: More (Ind), Downton & French (Eng)
Player of the Series: Gatting and Vengasarkar
Man of the Matches: Kapil Dev, Vengasarkar, Gatting
Best Batsman: Vengasarkar (360), Gatting (293)
Best Bowler: Chetan Sharma (16), Pringle (13)
Highest Team Score: 390 (Ind), 390 (Eng)
Lowest Team Score: 102 (Eng), 237 (Ind)
Centuries: 4 (2 each)
Half-centuries: 6 (Ind 5, Eng 1)
5wkts in inning: 3 (Ind)
10wkts in inning: 1 (Ind)
- Vengasarkar became the first batsman to hit 3 consecutive centuries at Lord’s.
Vengasarkar became the first foreign batsman to hit 3 centuries at Lord’s.
Kapil Dev became the second Indian captain, after Wadekar in 1971, to win in England.
India won 2 tests in an Away series for the second time in their history. First being the series in New Zealand.
India registered their first victory at Lord’s.
England registered their lowest Test total against India.
None of the teams could touch 400-run mark.
- England Score: 294 and 180, 102 and 128, 390 and 235
India Score: 341 and 136/5, 272 and 237, 390 and 174/5
- 2 each by Vengasarkar & Gatting
Highest Ind. Scores
- 183* by Gatting
- 114 by Gatting, 126* Vengasarkar – 1st Test
102* by Vengasarkar – 2nd Test
183* by Gatting – 3rd Test
Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships:
- 147 5th Gooch & Pringle
Best Bowling in an Inning
- 5/64 Chetan Sharma
6/58 Chetan Sharma
Best Bowling in a Test
- 198/10 Chetan Sharma