Best of Cricket History - India finally won a Test match at Lord’s

India put the seal on their first test win in 11 attempts at Lord's, after a nervous chase on the final day. They needed 134 to win but were stuttering at 78 for 4 and then 110 for 5.

Enter their captain, Kapil Dev, who left nobody in any doubt as he smacked 23 off only ten balls, finishing things off in a grand manner with a six off Phil Edmonds. Kapil took the match award, but the real architect was Dilip Vengsarkar, whose unbeaten 126 in the first innings made him the first person to score hundreds in three successive Lord's Tests.

For England's own middle-order charmer, David Gower, it was the end of the line as captain. Less than a year after he had been the darling of the nation when England regained the Ashes, he was replaced by Mike Gatting. Gower was restored as captain in 1989, but that lasted only one series, when Australia toured.