England and India have met in a total of 104 one-day internationals and Paul Dyson, with photo of Paul Jarvis supplied by Mick Pope, looks at three matches when Yorkshire players produced stand-out performances.
There have been only six occasions when England bowlers have taken five wickets in an ODI innings against India and two of these instances were by Yorkshire players. In 1992/93 Paul Jarvis was on a tour of India and Sri Lanka as one of five pace bowlers. England lost the Test series against India emphatically 3-0 and were also to lose the single Test against Sri Lanka. Jarvis topped the bowling averages for the first-class leg of the tour with 12 wickets at 27.91 and was also to have a day of glory in one of the ODIs which were interspersed amongst the other games – very much different from current practice.
England came into the fourth ODI at Bangalore having won one and lost one of the first three, the first match being abandoned. (It was a seven-match series – yes, seven!) England batted first and made 218 for nine in 47 overs (reduced from 50 because of the weather), the main contributors being Graeme Hick (56) and skipper Graham Gooch (45). They shared a stand of 55 for the fifth wicket – the highest of the innings. Javagal Srinath took five for 41, in the process becoming the first bowler to take five wickets in an innings in any ODI between these two countries; he was shortly to be joined by one of his opponents.
India reached 61 for one before Jarvis was introduced into the attack. He took the wicket of Vinod Kambli with his very first ball and then skipper Mohammad Azharuddin with his eighth. India were now 67 for four, one of the four being Sachin Tendulkar who had been Jarvis’s team-mate in the prvious summer as Yorkshire’s first-ever official overseas player. Jarvis picked up three more wickets later and ended with five for 35 in 8.4 overs and deservedly won the Man-of-the-Match award. For the record the series ended 3-3.
Eighteen years and one day later, and on the same ground, came another five-wicket haul for a Yorkshire bowler in an ODI against India. This game was in the World Cup and produced no fewer than 676 runs – but no winner, India scoring 338 all out and England responding with 338 for eight – a tie. For the competition’s joint-hosts (with Sri Lanka) Tendulkar made 120 as his side reached 305 for three but Tim Bresnan, having taken the first wicket to fall, then removed skipper/wicket-keeper MS Dhoni as well as Virat Kohli and eventually finished with five for 48 from his ten overs – still England’s second-best bowling in World Cup history. Rather a contrast with James Anderson’s one for 91.