Indian cricket team in England in 1974


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Indian cricket team in England

Indian cricket team in England in 1974

The Indian cricket team toured England in the 1974 English domestic cricket season. After matches against many of county cricket and other minor teams, in April and May, the Indian team played three Test matches and two One-day International against the England cricket team. England won all five of the matches.
The season became known as the "Summer of 42", referring to the number of runs scored by India in its second innings in the Second Test at Lord's (also a reference to the film Summer of '42 which won an Oscar in 1972; a follow-up, Class of '44 had been released in 1973). This remains the lowest total for a completed innings in a Test match since New Zealand were dismissed for 26 in 1955. Blamed for his team's poor showing, Indian captain, Ajit Wadekar, retired from Test cricket after the tour

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