It took 28 long years to register a 2nd test win at Lord’s for team India. It has been a long time and lot has changed over that time. A certain Sachin Tendulkar, started his career and played 200 tests and decided to retire in between all that. But there are few things that never change. There were quite a a lot of things that were similar to India’s Lord’s win in 1986 and one might call it co-incidence or whatever that pleases them. But this is something that did happen and here look at all similarities between India’s win at Lord’s in 1986 and 2014.

1986 SIMILARITY 2014
Kapil Dev The World Cup winning captain led India to a win at Lord’s MS Dhoni
Chetan Sharma A speedster named Sharma takes a 5-wicket haul Ishanth Sharma
Roger Binny The Binny Link Stuart Binny
K Srikkanth Chennai Batsmen opens for India Murali Vijay
Dilip Vengsarkar Ton scored by an Mumbai batsmen Ajinkya Rahane
David Gower The England captain, also a left-handed batsmen who won his last Test tour of India,
is struggling to score runs.
Alastair Cook
Ravi Shastri Left handed All-rounder bowling spin is part of the Indian team Ravindra Jadeja
Rajiv Gandhi- led Congress India’s ruling government had come to power with an absolute majority. Narendra Modi- Led BJP

Few more similarities that will leave you awe struck –

1. Paul Downton, England’s wicket-keeper in 1986 was dropped and now Matt Prior has announced to take a break. Both times England get a new wicket-keeper after the Lord’s test match.

2. Yes, boths wins occurred three years after a World Cup win.

3. Both times, Binny scored 9 off 19 balls in India’s first innings.

There are chances that there might have been few more similarities, can you point them out?feel free to point it out in the comments section. 

Source: Yahoo Cricket.

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