Essex v Indians
India in England 1979
VenueCounty Ground, Chelmsford on 11th, 12th, 13th August 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossEssex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresR Palmer, D Shackleton
Close of play day 1Indians (1) 109/3 (Yashpal Sharma 49*, Amarnath 37*)
Close of play day 2Essex (2) 91/2 (Denness 35*, Smith 3*)

Essex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Reddy b Amarnath1     
GA Goochc Gavaskar b Kapil Dev0     
KS McEwanc Gavaskar b Bedi16     
*KWR Fletcherb Chandrasekhar64     
BR Hardiec Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar0     
KR Pontc Reddy b Venkataraghavan4     
N Phillipc Gavaskar b Bedi1     
S Turnerb Venkataraghavan0     
+N Smithc Yashpal Sharma b Chandrasekhar46     
JK Levernot out1     
DL Acfieldb Chandrasekhar0     
Extras(7 lb, 3 nb, 3 w)13
Total(all out, 67.2 overs)146
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-2, 3-31, 4-39, 5-53, 6-54, 7-55, 8-145, 9-146, 10-146 (67.2 ov)
Indians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev15   3461--
Amarnath7   4101--
Bedi22   12192--
Venkataraghavan14   5282--

Indians first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Smith b Phillip1     
CPS Chauhanlbw b Phillip10     
DB Vengsarkarlbw b Phillip5     
Yashpal Sharmac Hardie b Lever111     
M Amarnathb Pont55     
Kapil Devc McEwan b Phillip4     
+B Reddyc Smith b Lever16     
*S Venkataraghavanrun out0     
BS Bedinot out2     
AD Gaekwaddid not bat      
BS Chandrasekhardid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(8 wickets, declared, 76.4 overs)215
Fall of wickets:
1-9, 2-14, 3-19, 4-115, 5-153, 6-201, 7-201, 8-215 (76.4 ov)
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Phillip18   3504--
Turner13   3360--
Pont9   1281--
Acfield7   370--
Gooch6   1160--

Essex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MH Dennessc Gavaskar b Chandrasekhar58     
GA Goochc Bedi b Venkataraghavan46     
*KWR Fletcherc Reddy b Venkataraghavan6     
+N Smithc Bedi b Chauhan65     
KS McEwanb Bedi68     
KR Pontnot out40     
BR Hardiec Chauhan b Bedi0     
N Phillipnot out7     
S Turnerdid not bat      
JK Leverdid not bat      
DL Acfielddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 2 nb, 1 w)5
Total(6 wickets, declared, 90 overs)295
Fall of wickets:
1-72, 2-84, 3-142, 4-224, 5-224, 6-248
Indians bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kapil Dev9   3270--
Amarnath7   1170--
Bedi25   5782--
Chandrasekhar19   0721--
Venkataraghavan24   9652--
Chauhan4   1211--
Gavaskar2   0100--

Indians second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SM Gavaskarc Smith b Lever8     
CPS Chauhanc Gooch b Fletcher28     
M Amarnathnot out42     
Yashpal Sharmanot out39     
DB Vengsarkardid not bat      
Kapil Devdid not bat      
+B Reddydid not bat      
*S Venkataraghavandid not bat      
BS Bedidid not bat      
AD Gaekwaddid not bat      
BS Chandrasekhardid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 6 lb, 3 nb)15
Total(2 wickets, 43 overs)132
Fall of wickets:
1-22, 2-68
Essex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lever9   0251--
Phillip7   1110--
Turner1   010--
Pont7   0200--
Acfield5   270--
Gooch2   140--
Fletcher12   2491--

--> KS McEwan (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches for the season when he reached 4
--> M Amarnath (2) passed 6500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> N Phillip reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when taking his 1st wicket in the Indians first innings
--> BS Bedi reached 1500 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 1st wicket in the Essex second innings
--> M Amarnath retired ill in the Indians first innings (team had lost 3 wickets) - he returned when the score was 153/5





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