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Top Biggest Victory Margins in Test Cricket
Top Biggest Victory Margins in Test Cricket
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In this article, we look at the biggest Test win registered by England versus Australia in August 1938. We also look at other biggest wins in Test cricket registered since. Interestingly, all of these wins were innings victories with the most registered after imposing a follow-on against the losing side. England (Innings and 579 runs) […]

Top Shortest Test Matches Ever Played
Top Shortest Test Matches Ever Played
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In this article, we look at the shortest Test match ever played. For our purpose, we have used the number of balls bowled as a measure. We have also ensured that the matches we considered were completed in all respects, whether or not interrupted by inclement weather. Australia vs South Africa, February 12-15, 1932 (656 […]

First Day-Night Test Match Ever Played
First Day-Night Test Match Ever Played
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The first ever day-night Test match – the third match of a three-Test series during New Zealand’s tour of Australia – was hosted at Adelaide between November 27 and 29, 2015. In this article, we discuss the history of day-night cricket and review the first day-night Test match. Summary History of Cricket Under Lights Date […]

Longest Winning Streaks in Test Cricket History
Longest Winning Streaks in Test Cricket History
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Test cricket is the longest format of the game. You can ask any player, and they will tell you that Test cricket is the most-renowned format of the sport when compared to ODI and T20. Due to such reasons, players [both past and present] love playing this format. Apart from being the longest, it’s also […]

Youngest Test Cricketers in History
Youngest Test Cricketers in History
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There are many test cricketing nations out there that are all set to through young and fresh talent right at the deep end, believing the ideology that “if they are good enough, they are old enough”. There have been many cricket legends who started playing test cricket at a young age. Through this article, you […]

Youngest Test Captains in History
Youngest Test Captains in History
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In cricket, it can be really difficult to lead a team in Test format. The captain needs top-notch qualities, including patience and a high concentration level for the next five days. Despite the challenges, Test stars proved themselves as the best youngest Test captain in history. Below is a table and a list of the […]

Best Bowling Averages in Test Cricket History
Best Bowling Averages in Test Cricket History
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When we talk about comparisons between batsmen in Test cricket, we refer to their batting averages. The batting average is nothing but the average of the total runs scored by the batsman in the number of matches divided by the total number of innings that he’s featured in. Similarly, when we make a comparison between […]

Cricketers with Most Ducks in Test Cricket History
Cricketers with Most Ducks in Test Cricket History
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For any player, being dismissed without scoring any runs is the worst possible dismissal simply because they couldn’t contribute any runs to the team’s scoreboard. As one can expect, the list of cricketers who have scored the most ducks in Test history mainly features the lower order batsmen or the ‘tail-enders’ who are mainly in […]

Top Best Bowling Figures in Test Cricket History
Top Best Bowling Figures in Test Cricket History
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The best part about Test cricket is the fact that it’s an evenly balanced contest between bat and ball. For batsmen playing in the Test format, application of ability and an undeterred concentration is what allows them to excel whereas, for bowlers, it’s all about the relentless pursuit of line and length. Below, we’ve put […]

Most Sixes in an Innings in Test Cricket History
Most Sixes in an Innings in Test Cricket History
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In this article, we look at players who have scored the most sixes in a Test innings. Legendary Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram leads the pack that contains such names as Astle, Hayden, McCullum, Stokes, Hammond, Cairns, Inzamam and Gayle. The record has remained unbroken since it was set over 25 years ago. Wasim Akram (12) […]

First Centurion in Test Cricket History
First Centurion in Test Cricket History
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In this article, we look at the first century in Test cricket. It was a feat accomplished by Australian opener Bannerman in the first ever Test match between Australia and England played in Melbourne between March 15 and 19, 1877. The knock helped Australia win the match by 45 runs. Australia off to Poor Start […]

Top Slowest Innings in Test Cricket History (50+ balls)
Top Slowest Innings in Test Cricket History (50+ balls)
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Sometimes in Test cricket, such situations arise that require the batsman to stay at the batting crease and negotiate with the opposition bowling attack. Such situations demand a lot of patience and game awareness that are seldom displayed by batsmen during their Test innings. In the list below, we’ve put together some of the slowest […]

Afghanistan’s Senior-Most Player Has Retired, How Will It Affect the Team’s Performance?
Afghanistan’s Senior-Most Player Has Retired, What’s Next?
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Afghanistan is a team that have been performing beyond expectations in the ongoing T20 World Cup, winning two out of their first three encounters. But the team will certainly miss the experience of their captain, Asghar Afghan as he retired post the match against Namibia which the team comprehensively won by 62 runs. The former […]

Bangladesh Refuses to Add a Replacement Player for Shakib Al Hasan, Who Is Ruled out for the Remaining Games of the T20 World Cup
Bangladesh Refuses to Add a Replacement Player for Shakib Al Hasan, Who Is Ruled out for the Remaining Games of the T20 World Cup
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Bangladesh won’t be able to resource the services of Shakib Al Hasan in the 2021 ICC World Cup given the hamstring injury that he has sustained during their matchup against West Indies on October 29th. After confirmation by the squad physician, Bangladesh’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin publicly announced that Shakib will be suspended for the […]

Rovman Powell, Andre Russell Fire up Tallawahs as Patriots Stumble Again
Rovman Powell, Andre Russell Fire up Tallawahs as Patriots Stumble Again
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Jamaica Tallawahs maintained the hopes of getting into the knockout of the CPL with a win of 22 runs against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the recent game played at Warner Park. Additionally, Shammah Brooks was the top scorer for the team with 43 runs. However, they were grateful to a six-laden duo cameo […]