24 June 1974: India Get Bowled Out for 42 at Lord’s, Their Lowest Test Score

New Delhi: The day of June 24 is important in history in many respects. The Department of Posts and Telegraph made it special by starting the National Telex Service on 24 June and some records of cricket and tennis were also made on 24 June. It was on June 24, 1974, when the Indian team was reduced to just 42 runs in the second innings of the Lord’s Test against England. For many years it remained the Indian team’s lowest score in Test cricket, but two years ago Indian batsmen made the score even lower by scoring 36 runs in their second innings in the first match of the tour of Australia.

Some other important events recorded on the date of 24 June in the history of the country and the world are as follows:-

  • 1206: The first sultan of the Delhi Sultanate, Qutbuddin Aibak, is crowned in Lahore (now Pakistan).
  • 1564: Queen Durgavati, the heroine of India, was martyred during the war with the Mughals.
  • 1793: France adopts a republican constitution for the first time.
  • 1963: The National Telex Service was started by the Department of Posts and Telegraphs.
  • 1966: An Air India flight from Mumbai to New York crashes into Mount Blanc, Switzerland, killing 117 people.
  • 1974: The Indian team was bundled out for 42 against England in the second innings of the Lord's Test. This is India's lowest score in Tests and they lost the Test match by an innings and 285 runs.
  • 1975: 113 people are killed in a plane crash at New York's JFK Airport.
  • 1980: VV Giri, the fourth President of India, died.
  • 2010: The longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes. This historic match was played between John Isner of America and Nicolas Mahut of France.

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