Three Indian batsmen – Gundappa Vishwanath, Anshuman Gaikwad and Mohinder Amarnath scored centuries in this Test match at the Greenpark Stadium in Kanpur.
It was a time when the West Indies cricket team ruled international cricket. It had the most dangerous bowling attack in the world at that time. This thing is from 70s-80s. At this time it was not easy for the batsmen to score runs in front of the West Indies team. However, the Indian cricket team made a huge score against this team. It happened in 1979 during the West Indies team’s tour of India. Team India always dominates at home. What Team India did on February 4 that year did not come easily. Team India has a record that is not easy to break.
West Indies are playing their sixth Test match on the tour of India. The match was played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. The match started on February 2. In this match, Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar won the toss and decided to bat first. Team India has done a surprising job.
More than 600 runs..
Team India’s first innings ended on the third day of this match. With this, Team India created a record. In this match, Team India declared the first innings at 644 runs for the loss of seven wickets. This is the highest score achieved by Team India in a Test match at that time. Three Indian batsmen scored a century in this match. Gunappa Vishwanath, one of India’s legendary batsmen scored 179 runs in this match. In this innings, he batted for 420 minutes and hit 14 fours. Anshuman Gaekwad scored 102 runs. Mohinder Amarnath scored an unbeaten 101 runs while Kapil Dev scored 62 runs.
Windies batsman with double century..
If the team India batsmen troubled the West Indies bowlers, on the other hand one of the West Indies batsmen troubled the team India. This batsman’s name is Fayed Bacchus. This batsman scored a double century in the first innings of West Indies. This is the only double century in this match. He scored 250 runs in this match and batted for almost eight and a half hours. This is his career highest score. He hit 33 fours in his innings. No other player from West Indies scored a century in this match. But, Rafiq Jumadeen played a crucial innings with 56 runs. West Indies scored 452 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their first innings. The match ended in a draw as two days of play were not played due to rain.
This record was also broken after seven years at the same ground in Kanpur where Team India scored the highest score in Tests. In the match against Sri Lanka between December 17-22, India set a record by declaring their first innings at 676 for seven wickets.
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