Somerset v Indians
India in British Isles 1946
VenueCounty Ground, Taunton on 31st July, 1st, 2nd August 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndians won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSomerset won by an innings and 11 runs
UmpiresE Cooke, H Cruice
Close of play day 1Somerset (1) 242/5 (Longrigg 18*, Walford 9*)
Close of play day 2Indians (2) 136/1 (Merchant 63*, Pataudi 69*)

Indians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VM Merchantc Luckes b Andrews0     
S Mushtaq Alib Andrews20     
*Nawab of Pataudic Walford b Buse29     
L Amarnathc Lawrence b Buse1     
Abdul Hafeezb Andrews0     
VS Hazarec Hazell b Buse0     
Gul Mohammadc Walford b Buse2     
MH Mankadb Buse4     
SW Sohonic Longrigg b Andrews3     
CT Sarwatenot out0     
+DD Hindlekarc Walford b Andrews4     
Extras(1 nb)1
Total(all out, 37 overs)64
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-24, 3-30, 4-31, 5-40, 6-44, 7-53, 8-60, 9-60, 10-64 (37 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Andrews19   5365--
Buse18   6275--

Somerset first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FS Leerun out76     
H Gimblettc Merchant b Mankad102  10- 
RJO Meyerc Mushtaq Ali b Mankad19     
F Castleb Sarwate0     
*EF Longriggc Pataudi b Mankad74     
J Lawrenceb Sarwate5     
MM Walfordnot out141  16- 
HFT Busenot out59     
+WT Luckesdid not bat      
WHR Andrewsdid not bat      
HL Hazelldid not bat      
Extras(22 b, 6 lb, 2 nb)30
Total(6 wickets, declared, 184 overs)506
Fall of wickets:
1-182, 2-191, 3-192, 4-214, 5-228, 6-344
Indians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath48   17870--
Sohoni31   71190--
Mankad50   101363--
Hazare15   4320--
Sarwate39   8952--
Pataudi1   070--

Indians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VM Merchantc Hazell b Buse87     
S Mushtaq Alirun out1     
*Nawab of Pataudic Luckes b Meyer76     
Abdul Hafeezc Buse b Andrews38     
VS Hazarec Gimblett b Hazell43     
Gul Mohammadlbw b Buse0     
L Amarnathc Longrigg b Hazell41     
MH Mankadb Lawrence8     
SW Sohonist Luckes b Lawrence32     
CT Sarwatenot out66     
+DD Hindlekarst Luckes b Buse30     
Extras(3 b, 5 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(all out, 126.3 overs)431
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-155, 3-201, 4-201, 5-258, 6-263, 7-287, 8-314, 9-379, 10-431 (126.3 ov)
Somerset bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Andrews27   2941--
Meyer29   6721--
Lawrence20   3832--
Hazell17   3522--
Gimblett1   0130--

--> MM Walford scored 1 five in the Somerset first innings
--> FS Lee (1) passed 14500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> H Gimblett (1) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 96
--> MM Walford (1) 100 in 165 minutes
--> MM Walford made his debut for Somerset in first-class matches
--> RJO Meyer reached 350 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Indians second innings





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