New Delhi: Just 34 years before today, it was Tuesday, June 10, 1986, when the Indian team was led by the then captain Kapil Dev to a historic victory by his stubborn batting in front of the target of 136 runs at Lord's ground. Yes, India achieved their first Test victory over Lord's on June 10. In this match, Dilip Vengsarkar scored an unbeaten 126 in the first innings and completed a hat-trick of centuries at Lord's. He became the first batsman in the world to score three consecutive centuries at the historic ground. Before he scores 157 runs in 103 and 1 982 in 1979 was played on this field. But on this achievement, Kapil Dev's unbeaten 23-run innings played on ten balls was dominated. India's score was 78 for four at one time, which was reduced to 110 for five after Mohammad Azharuddin was run out. Kapil stepped to the crease at such a time and scored a winning six over left-arm spinner Phil Simonds in addition to four fours.
Eventually, Kapil was also voted Man of the Match. He also took four wickets in England's second innings. This match Kapil invited for the toss to bat first against England, who made 294 in their first innings despite shifts of Graham Gooch (114) and Derek Pringle (63). Chetan from India Sharma five and Roger Binny took three wickets each. The Indian team took a lead of 47 runs with the help of Vengsarkar's century and Mohinder Amarnath (69) half-century, scoring 341 runs. England were bowled out for 180 runs in the second innings and thus India got a target of 134 runs on the fifth and final day. India had won by scoring 136 runs for five wickets. The Kapil Dev-led team then won the second Test in Leeds with a huge margin of 279 runs to win the series for the first time in England. The third and final Test match played in Birmingham was drawn. As far as the Indian record in Lord's is concerned. So he has played 18 Test matches so far on this ground out of which he has won only two matches while he has lost in 14 matches. India recorded in 2014, his second victory in July by Lord Mahendra Singh led by Dhoni, he was defeated by 95 runs to England.