Against the Indian cricket team, this left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 200 runs that too in just 279 balls. England won this match by an innings and 83 runs.
David Gavar also hit 24 fours in the double century. (symbolic picture)
England’s dashing batsman scored a tremendous double century against the Indian cricket team. It was the miracle of this double century that the host England team scored 633 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the Edgbaston Test. The interesting thing is that this double century was made in just 279 balls. However, after reading these lines, you do not need to think that Team India, led by Virat Kohli, has landed on the field to play the Test series against the England team led by Joe Root. The teams of Virat and Root will try each other in the five-match Test series from August 4. By the way, the match we are talking about was played between India and England on this day. Today i.e. on July 13, David Gower of England scored that stormy double century.
This match between India and England was played in the year 1979 from 12 to 16 July in Birmingham. England, batting first, declared their innings for 633 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. In this, David Gavar scored an unbeaten 200 off 279 balls with the help of 24 fours. Apart from him, opener Geoff Boycott played an innings of 155 runs. Apart from these two centuries, two half-centuries were also scored. Graham Gooch played an innings of 83 runs, while Geoff Miller contributed an unbeaten 63 to help the team reach the big score. In this, the contribution of 60 runs was also contributed by extra runs. The interesting thing is that all the five wickets that fell for England were recorded in the account of fast bowler Kapil Dev.
Team India had to play follow-on
In reply, India’s team scored 297 runs in the first innings. Gundappa Vishwanath scored 78 and Sunil Gavaskar was run out after scoring 61 runs. It took only two half-centuries for Team India. Bob Willis took three wickets for England, while Ian Botham, Mike Hendricks and Phil Edmonds got two wickets each. England gave follow-on to Team India and their second innings was bundled out for 253 runs and won by an innings and 83 runs. In the second innings, it took three half-centuries for Team India. Sunil Gavaskar scored the highest 68 runs, while Chetan Chauhan contributed 56 runs. On the other hand, Gundappa Vishwanath played an innings of 51 runs. Ian Botham took five wickets for England, while Mike Hendricks showed four batsmen the way to the pavilion. David Gower was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant double century.
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