> >>> when was the last time india won a test match due to its seam bowlers?
> >>> proabably never!!!
> > How about the time when Kapil won a Test for India
> > Down Under in the eighties ?
> My editing has been over-zealous but someone else mentioned the Test in
> which Srinath took 6/21 to bowl out RSA at Ahmedabad in '96-97.
> Wins at home fashioned by the seamers are hard to find. Abroad, we have the
> Test you mention above (Melbourne '81), two Tests in England in 1986 (though
> Maninder also picked up a few crucial wickets there), one in Zim a few
> months ago, and one in SL, also recently (Harbhajan, the only spinner in the
> side, took only one wicket in that Test).
> At home, there was the Test against RSA, the Calcutta Test vs Aus in '98
> (though this is a bit of a cheat; Srinath with 8 wickets (IIRC) was the man
Srinath took 6 wickets in that test. 3 in each innings. He was MoM. The MR
who awarded it was van der Merwe.
> of the match, but he was the only seamer! Didn't Ganguly open the bowling?),
Yes, he did. And got the crucial wicket of Mark Taylor caught behind, too.
After having Taylor in all sorts of trouble.
> and, before that...not sure. I must be missing several Tests along the way,
> but there were a few in Kapil's young days. Madras, 1979-80 vs Pak, Madras,
> 1978-79 vs WI, Bombay, 1981-82 vs Eng.