History was made at the M.C.C. ground at Chepauk, Madras, a hallowed place, on a Sunday when India won her first Test ever in an official series, by defeating England by an innings and eight runs in the fifth and last match. The happy moment occurred round about 3 p.m., fifteen minutes before the tea interval on the fourth day, Gopinath, youngest member of the Indian team, taking a catch offered by Statham, one of England’s last pair of batsmen. It was a great hour for all, for Hazare and his men as well as for the thirty thousand people who had the privilege of being present on the occasion.

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It was in 1932 at Lord’s, the Mecca of cricket, when the very first Test between England and India was played, and England won on that memorable occasion. Since then, the two countries have met in three rubbers, but in none of these had India won. Out of…

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