England v India
India in British Isles 1946 (3rd Test)
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 17th, 19th, 20th August 1946 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresF Chester, JA Smart
Close of play day 1India (1) 79/0 (Merchant 30*, Mushtaq Ali 48*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 95/3 (Compton 24*, Hammond 9*)

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
VM Merchantrun out128 31512- 
S Mushtaq Alirun out59 1104- 
*Nawab of Pataudib Edrich9 53-- 
L Amarnathb Edrich8 121- 
VS Hazarec Compton b Gover11 25   
RS Modib Smith27 62   
Abdul Hafeezb Edrich1 4-- 
MH Mankadb Bedser42 605- 
SW Sohoninot out29 55   
CS Nayuduc Washbrook b Bedser4     
+DD Hindlekarlbw b Edrich3  -- 
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 4 nb)10
Total(all out, 127.2 overs)331
Fall of wickets:
1-94 (Mushtaq Ali), 2-124 (Pataudi), 3-142 (Amarnath), 4-162 (Hazare), 5-225 (Modi), 6-226 (Abdul Hafeez), 7-272 (Merchant), 8-313 (Mankad), 9-325 (Nayudu), 10-331 (Hindlekar, 127.2 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gover21   3561--
Bedser32   6602--
Smith21   4581--
Langridge29   9640--
Compton5   0150--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
L Huttonlbw b Mankad25 70   
C Washbrookc Mushtaq Ali b Mankad17 552- 
LB Fishlockc Merchant b Nayudu8  1- 
DCS Comptonnot out24 502- 
*WR Hammondnot out9     
WJ Edrichdid not bat      
J Langridgedid not bat      
TPB Smithdid not bat      
+TG Evansdid not bat      
AV Bedserdid not bat      
AR Goverdid not bat      
Extras(11 b, 1 lb)12
Total(3 wickets, 50 overs)95
Fall of wickets:
1-48 (Washbrook), 2-55 (Hutton), 3-67 (Fishlock)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Amarnath15   6300--
Sohoni4   320--
Hazare2   140--
Mankad20   7282--
Nayudu9   2191--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> VM Merchant (1) passed his previous highest score of 114 in Test matches
--> VM Merchant (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 110
--> VM Merchant (1) passed 11500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 47
--> RS Modi (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 6
--> SW Sohoni (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in Test matches
--> WR Hammond (1) passed 7000 runs in Test matches when he reached 7
--> TPB Smith made his debut in Test matches
--> TG Evans made his debut in Test matches
--> WJ Edrich achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed Abdul Hafeez in the India first innings (previous best was 2-27)
--> WJ Edrich reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed DD Hindlekar, his 4th wicket in the India first innings





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