March 15, 2017, 140th Anniversary of First Test in Cricket history

 . Last updated on March 15, 2017, 5:52 PM
March 15, 2017, 140th Anniversary of First Test in Cricket history
Charles Bannerman (sitting, first from right), is the first test centurion in cricket history.


It is Wednesday March 15. 140 years ago, on this very day, the first test cricket match was played between England and Australia. It was back in 1877, before 140 years. The first official test cricket match began on March 15. The Australian Squad was formed to campaign against the English team. The venue was in Melbourne Cricket Ground. The test was won by Australia who nicked it by 45-runs.

Australia batted first and the first ball of the tournament was from Alfred Shaw. On the other end was batsman Charles Bannerman. The batsman emerged as the first test-hundred scorer in history of cricket. Bannerman scored 165 in the match until he was retired hurt.

Bannerman was injured on his index finger on the right hand. The test series has two matches. The result was a draw in the series with Australia winning the first match and England winning the second. England won the next match by four wickets. Google has also celebrated the 140th anniversary of the first test match with a spirit of sportsmanship.

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