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The Indian cricket team is the national cricket team of India. Governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status. Although cricket was introduced to India by European merchant sailors in the 18th-century and the first cricket club in India was established in Calcutta in 1792, India's national cricket team did not play their first Test match until 25 June 1932 at Lord's. They became the sixth team to be granted Test cricket status. In their first fifty years of international cricket, India proved weaker than Australia and England, winning only 35 of the 196 test matches. The team, however, gained strength near the end of the 1970s with the emergence of players such as Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and the Indian spin quartet Erapalli Prasanna and Srinivas Venkataraghavan (both off spinners), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (a leg spinner), and Bishen Singh Bedi (a left-arm spinner). Traditionally much stronger at home than abroad, the Indian team has improved its overseas form since the start of the 21st century. It won the Cricket World Cup in 1983 under Kapil Dev, was runners-up in 2003 under Sourav Ganguly, and won the World Cup a second time in 2011 under MS Dhoni. India have also been the Runners-up in 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy, and the Joint Champions along with Sri Lanka in 2002 ICC Champions Trophy led by Sourav Ganguly in both the instances. India also won the inaugural World Twenty20 under Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2007
Latest Results
6th OneDay : India v South Africa at SuperSport Park South Africa 204 (46.5/50 ov); India 206/2 (32.1/50 ov) India won by 8 wickets (with 107 balls remaining) 5th OneDay : India v South Africa at St George's Park India 274/7 (50/50 ov); South Africa 201 (42.2/50 ov) India won by 73 runs 4th OneDay : India v South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium India 289/7 (50/50 ov); South Africa 207/5 (25.3/28 ov, target: 202) South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method) 3rd OneDay : India v South Africa at Sahara Park Newlands India 303/6 (50/50 ov); South Africa 179 (40/50 ov) India won by 124 runs 2nd OneDay : South Africa v India at De Beers Diamond Oval South Africa 118 (32.2/50 ov); India 119/1 (20.3/50 ov) India won by 9 wickets (with 177 balls remaining)
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