Cricket history is incomplete without this match, the great saga was written 145 years ago

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new Delhi: Australia and England (AUS vs ENG 1st Test In Cricket History) were face to face on 15th of March (15th March in History) 1877. The place was Australia’s Melbourne ground. It can also be called the first official page in the history of cricket. Test cricket was starting from this match. This match, which lasted from March 15-19, has the status of the first Test match in cricket. Australia won this match by 45 runs. Charles Bannerman was the hero in Australia’s victory, who scored 165 runs in the first innings score of 245. It was the only century of his first class career. He returned to the pavilion with a retired hurt off George Ulytt. England could only manage 196 runs in their first innings. But the game had yet to take a turn. Australia were all out for just 104 runs in their second innings. Now England needed 153 runs in the second innings. But cricket had probably already descended from the match by wrapping the surfaces of uncertainty. England’s score was 62/4 but thanks to seven wickets from Tom Kendill, Australia bowled out the visiting team for 108 runs. The match was initially named All England v New South Wales and Victoria XI. Both the teams were not playing with their full strength. Grace was not in the England team. Moreover, there was no wicketkeeper as Surrey’s Ted Poole was arrested in New Zealand in a gambling scam. Charles Bennerman of Australia, born in Kent, faced the first ball bowled by Alfred Shaw. He scored on the next ball. Australia won the match by 45 runs. It was also a coincidence that on the completion of 100 years of this match, the match played between England and Australia was also won by Australia by 45 runs.

[Attribution to NBT]

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