CG Howard's XI Cricket Team in India in 1956–57 - Matches - 30 December–2 January: Bengal Chief Minister's XI Vs CG Howard's XI

30 December–2 January: Bengal Chief Minister's XI Vs CG Howard's XI

Bengal Chief Minister's XI 149 & 379/8d Bengal Chief Minister's XI won by 142 runs

MH Mankad 32
GE Tribe 4/41

NJ Contractor 157
AV Bedser 2/66

Eden Gardens, Calcutta, India
Umpires: Sunil Banerjee (Ind) and Santosh Ganguli (Ind)

CG Howard's XI 227/9d & 158

WJ Edrich 58
Ghulam Ahmed 4/68

FS Trueman 46*
Ghulam Ahmed 4/38

The hosting eleven, representing Bidhan Chandra Roy as Chief Minister of West Bengal, turned a first innings deficit around to a win after the tourists' wicket-keeper Livingston and No. 3 batsman Graveney were both forced to miss the second innings due to illness. Seven of the select XI had featured in the 3-Test series who played Australia in October and November, while three of the remaining four had been dropped from the scene in the early 1950s. Nari Contractor had played in the final Test against Australia and now made 73 not out on New Year's Eve and continued towards 157 on New Year's Day. On the first day, the tourists' Australian spinners Dooland and Tribe took seven wickets, before Edrich made 58 for the tourists against the hosts' spinners Ghulam and Subhash Gupte, who shared eight between them. With Livingston and Graveney out, Howard's eleven was 16 for nought overnight on the final day chasing 301 to win, but were bowled out by Ghulam and Vinoo Mankad.

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