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140th Anniversary of the Test Cricket match - 5 Historical Facts

Cricket is the world's second most popular spectator sport. Currently, Cricket is being played in three forms such as one day, T20 and Test. Test cricket is the longest and most respected form of Cricket. Today marked 140th Anniversary of the Test Cricket match.

Here are 5 historical things which you should know about Test cricket matches.

  1. The first international cricket match was held between USA and Canada, on 24 and 25 September 1844. But this has never been officially considered a "Test match".
  2. The first official Test match held on 15 March to 19 March 1877, between England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).  Australia won the first match, but England won the second match to draw the series 1:1. 
  3. Only England, Australia and South Africa were members when the Imperial Cricket Conference was founded in 1909. West Indies, New Zealand and India became Test nations before the Second World War.
  4. "leg theory", It was devised English cricket team for their 1932–33 Ashes tour of Australia, to neutralize Australia's Don Bradman. 
  5. On 100th Anniversary, A test cricket was held in Melbourne from 12 to 17 March 1977, in which Australia beat England by 45 runs - the same margin as that first Test match 1877.
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