Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Home Opinions Today in history: First official cricket test match played

Today in history: First official cricket test match played

Also Read

Rohit Dhyani
Media maven, creative thinker, traveler, foodie, independent-minded person, non-conformist, free-spirited. Observer, Explorer, Senior Correspondent, Writer, Nature Lover.

From the beginning of human civilization, the Games had made its place in the society. Different games are born in different corners of the world. Cricket started in England at the beginning of the 16th century. Although there is no solid evidence of this, it is also recognized that it started at the beginning of the 14th century. The first official cricket test match game was played in Melbourne, Australia on 15-19 March 1877. Australia won by 45 runs.

The game that came to India from England touched the new heights of popularity. When an Indian star cricketer retired, it seemed as if there was a star broken from the sky.

In the history of Test cricket, Alfred Shaw of England bowled the first ball. Charles Bannerman of Australia faced this ball and also made the first century. Bannerman scored 18 fours in this match and scored 165 runs. The banners were out, but they had to return to the pavilion after the injury. England bowler George Joliet’s ball hit one of his fingers and he had to come back from the pitch. Bannerman’s score of 165 is the highest score of Test cricket for seven years. In 1884, the record was broken by Billy Murdoch with a double hundred.

There is much interesting information related to the first test. There was no time limit for this test match. Both teams had to play two innings. Regardless of how long it will take for it. Australia’s Billy Midwinder took 5 wickets for the first time in Test cricket. This was followed by England’s Alfred Shaw five and Tom Kandall of Australia won seven wickets.

Australia decided to bat first before winning the toss in this match. In the first innings, Australia scored 245 runs with the help of Bannerman’s Century. In reply, England’s team was dismissed for 196 runs.

Although Bannerman did not run in the second innings of Australia and the whole team was out for 104 runs. In the second innings, England had to score just 153 runs to win, but the whole team was out by 108 runs. The first Test match was played for four days.

  Support Us  

OpIndia is not rich like the mainstream media. Even a small contribution by you will help us keep running. Consider making a voluntary payment.

Trending now

Rohit Dhyani
Media maven, creative thinker, traveler, foodie, independent-minded person, non-conformist, free-spirited. Observer, Explorer, Senior Correspondent, Writer, Nature Lover.

Latest News

USA is now a constitutional relic & not a republic

All the founders of the US Constitution and even our own framers from the Constituent Assembly must be squirming in their graves, on what is playing out in the US.

पराजय नहीं, गौरवपूर्ण इतिहास है हमारा…

महाराणा का जीवन वर्तमान का निकष है, उनका व्यक्तित्व स्वयं के मूल्यांकन-विश्लेषण का दर्पण है। क्या हम अपने गौरव, अपनी धरोहर, अपने अतीत को सहेज-सँभालकर रख पाए? क्या हम अपने महापुरुषों, उनके द्वारा स्थापित मानबिन्दुओं, जीवन-मूल्यों की रक्षा कर सके?

Perseverance of Mewar

All of the Persia, England, Arabia felt honoured in sending costly embassies to Mughal Court, but Pratap sent word of defiance.

Right to protest of few privileged ones vs. Rights of the unorganized masses

Are the demands made by protesting groups are justified or not? Who are participating in the protest? Are they really farmers? Who are the organizers?

तां ड व !

OTT पर वेब सीरीज के नाम पर सेक्स, गालिया और नग्नता परोसी जाती ये तो हम सब जानते है। पर शायद पहली...

Who else knew about Balakot besides Arnab? Watch..

An another targeting of this fearless journalist!

Recently Popular

Girija Tickoo murder: Kashmir’s forgotten tragedy

her dead body was found roadside in an extremely horrible condition, the post-mortem reported that she was brutally gang-raped, sodomized, horribly tortured and cut into two halves using a mechanical saw while she was still alive.

5 Cases where True Indology exposed Audrey Truschke

Her claims have been busted, but she continues to peddle her agenda

Daredevil of Indian Army: Para SF Major Mohit Sharma’s who became Iftikaar Bhatt to kill terrorists

Such brave souls of Bharat Mata who knows every minute of their life may become the last minute.

गुप्त काल को स्वर्ण युग क्यों कहा जाता है

एक सफल शासन की नींव समुद्रगप्त ने अपने शासनकाल में ही रख दी थी इसीलिए गुप्त सम्राटों का शासन अत्यधिक सफल रहा। साम्राज्य की दृढ़ता शांति और नागरिकों की उन्नति इसके प्रमाण थे।

“Power over People”: A tale of two democratically elected leaders

We talk about some parallels between two world leaders (Trump and Mrs. Gandhi) from the oldest and the largest democracies who chose power over people and had a very unfortunate and sad ending.