India and England Test series has always been high on entertainment with quality bowling and batting on display. There have been a few outstanding bowling performances in India vs England Test series. Cricwizz takes a look.

1) Fred Trueman’s 8/31 at Manchester in 1952

Fred Trueman India
 Fred Trueman (Image Credits: Cricmash)


England’s fast bowler Fred Trueman made a mockery of India’s famed batting line-up comprising Vijay Manjrekar, Pankaj Roy, Vijay Hazare, with a bowling spell of 8/31 to slump India to 58 all out, their joint-lowest Test score then. He took one more wicket in the second innings as England romped home by an innings and 207 runs.

2) Ishant Sharma’s 7/74 at Lord’s in 2014

Ishant Sharma India
Ishant Sharma celebrates his 7/74 against England in Lord's Test in 2014 (Cover Credits: BCCIofficial)

India were defending a low target of 319 runs, and England were at the top at 173/4 with Joe Root and Moeen Ali looking poised to take England home. But Ishant Sharma then unleashed his range of short-pitch bowling to blow away England batsmen who all fell prey to the trap, and were bowled out for 223. India romped home by 95 runs to post their most memorable win on English soil.

3) Vinoo Mankad’s 8/55 at Chennai in 1952 

Vinoo Mankad India
Vinoo Mankad (Image Credits: ICCcricket)

India needed to win the 5th and final Test in Chennai as they were trailing 0-1. Mankad’s slow left-arm orthodox bowling saw England slump from 244/5 to 266 all out, losing 5 wickets for 22 runs. Three of those 5 wickets were out stumped. Mankad then took 4 wickets in the second innings to help India win the match by an innings and 8 runs as India drew the series 1-1.

4) Ian Botham’s 6/58 and 7/48 at Mumbai in 1980

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Ian Botham (Image Credits: Wisden)

It was the only Test of England tour of India. And England all-rounder Ian Botham ensured the Test would be remembered after him. First, he took 6 wickets for 58 runs in the first innings to dismiss India for 242. He then shone with the bat to score 144-ball 114. And then he came back to take 7/48 in India’s second innings to win the match single-handedly for England. 

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