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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
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3rd OneDay : IndiavWest Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 30 Jun 2017 ( local | GMT) See More 4th OneDay : IndiavWest Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 02 Jul 2017 ( local | GMT) See More 5th OneDay : IndiavWest Indies at Sabina Park 06 Jul 2017 ( local | GMT) See More Only T20 : IndiavWest Indies at Sabina Park 09 Jul 2017 ( local | GMT) See More
Latest Results
Final OneDay : India v Pakistan at Kennington Oval Pakistan 338/4 (50/50 ov); India 158 (30.3/50 ov) Pakistan won by 180 runs 2nd OneDay : Bangladesh v India at Edgbaston Bangladesh 264/7 (50/50 ov); India 265/1 (40.1/50 ov) India won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining) 11th OneDay : India v South Africa at Kennington Oval South Africa 191 (44.3/50 ov); India 193/2 (38/50 ov) India won by 8 wickets (with 72 balls remaining) 8th OneDay : India v Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval India 321/6 (50/50 ov); Sri Lanka 322/3 (48.4/50 ov) Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) 4th OneDay : India v Pakistan at Edgbaston India 319/3 (48/48 ov); Pakistan 164 (33.4/41 ov, target: 289) India won by 124 runs (D/L method)
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