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West Indian cricket team in India and Ceylon in 1966–67

The West Indian cricket team toured India and Ceylon in December 1966 and January 1967 to play a three-match Test series against the Indian national cricket team. West Indies won the Test series 2–0. India were captained by Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and West Indies by Garfield Sobers.[1] In January, the West Indians played a first-class rated international against the Ceylon national cricket team at the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo. The match was drawn. Ceylon were captained by Michael Tissera.[2]

Test series summary

First Test

13–18 December 1966
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
296 (109.4 overs)
CG Borde 121
GS Sobers 3/46 (25 overs)
421 (161.5 overs)
CC Hunte 101
BS Chandrasekhar 7/157 (61.5 overs)
316 (111.5 overs)
BK Kunderan 79
LR Gibbs 4/67 (24.5 overs)
192/4 (64.1 overs)
CH Lloyd 78*
BS Chandrasekhar 4/78 (31 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
Umpires: AM Mamsa and B Satyaji Rao
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 16 December was taken as a rest day.
  • AL Wadekar (IND) and CH Lloyd (WIN) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

31 December 1966–5 January 1967
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
390 (138 overs)
RB Kanhai 90
BS Chandrasekhar 3/107 (46 overs)
167 (85.5 overs)
BK Kunderan 39
LR Gibbs 5/51 (37 overs)
178 (f/o) (77.4 overs)
Hanumant Singh 37
GS Sobers 4/56 (20 overs)
West Indies won by an innings and 45 runs
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: I Gopalakrishnan and SP Pan
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 2 January was taken as a rest day.
  • There was no play on the second day due to riots in the stadium.[3]
  • BS Bedi (IND) made his Test debut.

Third Test

13–18 January 1967
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
404 (143.2 overs)
CG Borde 125
LR Gibbs 3/87 (46 overs)
406 (132 overs)
GS Sobers 95
BS Chandrasekhar 4/130 (46 overs)
323 (105.4 overs)
AL Wadekar 67
CC Griffith 4/61 (14 overs)
270/7 (93 overs)
GS Sobers 74*
BS Bedi 4/81 (28 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 16 January was taken as a rest day.

References

  1. ^ "West Indies in India and Ceylon 1966–67". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Ceylon v West Indies 1967". CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Mayhem in Queenstown". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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28 September 2019