Updated: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
India's greatest cricketing moments

First Test victory



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On April 12, 1976, India secured a historic win over West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Centuries from Gundappa Viswanath and Sunil Gavaskar helped India chase down a record 403-run target against the mighty Windies team. On the 38th anniversary of that historic day, let's look back at India's greatest cricketing moments.

Date: February 10, 1952
Fixture: India Vs England
Venue: Chennai
Result: India won by an innings and 8 runs

Vinoo Mankad took 8/55 as England were bowled out for 266 after winning the toss and opting to bat first. In reply, Pankaj Roy (111) and Polly Umrigar (130) struck centuries as India raked up a mammoth 457/9 declared. Ghulam Ahmed and Vinoo Mankad then took four wickets each as England fell for 183, to give India their first test win by an innings and 8 runs.

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