Wednesday 13 August 2014 

Video - Farokh Engineer Recalls His 46-Ball Test Century

We asked Lycamobile ambassador Farokh Engineer to recall some of his favourite memories of Test cricket and he came up with two - a 46-ball century and India's first Test win in England.

Before the number of balls faced were recorded, Engineer raced to a century against the West Indies in Chennai in 1967, and here he remembers the innings, saying he has the scorecard to prove he got there in 46 balls.

However, posterity does record he was at the crease for 155 minutes and hit 19 fours in his innings.

Then, he looks back at a match four years later, when he helped India to a first Test win in England, at The Oval, in 1971.

As he played a circumspect innings at one end, he recalls how exasperated he was when Abid Ali came in and almost got himself out before hitting the winning runs.

But it all turned out fine in the end, and Engineer says there was even a baby elephant on the ground at the end, which he thought was magnificent.

Farokh is covering India's tour of England for Cricket World. To win a oliday to India with Lycamobile, click here.

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