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Test Series 1971 (England)

The Test series win of India in England, 1971 marked India's improving stature in the world stage of cricket. This memorable triumph over the former colonial masters was a matter of pride for the entire nation. Subsequent to the first two matches, India won the third match by four wickets. England took first batting and made a decent score of 355 runs to which India replied with 284 runs with Ray Illingworth taking five Indian wickets. The evenly balanced match finally fell in India's kitty, as a result of awesome display of spin bowler Bhagwat Chandrashekhar. Some pertinent contributions were made by Ajit Wadekar and Dilip Sardesai.
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