Test Cricket

History of Cricket in South Africa
History of Cricket in South Africa
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Cricket and rugby are the two sports that bring South Africa together. To track the history of cricket in Africa, one would have to go back to the colonial era. Over the period of time, South Africa have seen many hurdles to reach where they are right now. It is small but memorable victories that […]

History of Cricket in Zimbabwe
History of Cricket in Zimbabwe
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There are 12 Full Member cricket nations to date and Zimbabwe were the ninth to be granted the status. The Zimbabwe national cricket team are famously known as Chevrons. Test Cricket They played their first-ever Test against India in October 1992 in Harare. They showed tremendous improvement in their performance in the early days of […]

England Cricket History Overview
England Cricket History Overview
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Cricket, which originated in South East England, is one of the most popular games in England and their national sport since the 18th century. With the expansion of the British Empire, they spread the game of cricket globally over the next two centuries. England, being a founding nation, holds full-member status for Test, One Day International […]

History of Cricket in Ireland
History of Cricket in Ireland
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Analysing the history of cricket, we get to know that this game was brought by English people to many countries and Ireland was also a part of this. In the early 1800s, this game was introduced in Ireland. Garrison towns of Ballinasloe and Kilkenny were the first to get introduced to this game. But the […]

Youngest Centurions in the History of Test Cricket
Youngest Centurions in the History of Test Cricket
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Mohammad Ashraful – 17 years 61 days Mohammad Ashraful is the youngest batsman in the history of Test cricket to score a Test hundred. The Bangladesh batsman smashed a ton on his Test debut and he completed his ton when he was 17 years and 61 days old. It was Bangladesh’s fifth Test match in […]

T20 Cricket Origin and Evolution
T20 Cricket: Origin and Evolution
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Men’s Winners List year winner result runner-up 2021 India 2016 India West Indies won by 4 wickets England 2014 Bangladesh Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets India 2012 Sri Lanka West Indies won by 36 runs Sri Lanka 2010 West Indies England won by 7 wickets Australia 2009 England Pakistan won by 8 wickets Sri […]

Slowest Century in Test Cricket History
Slowest Century in Test Cricket History
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The record of the slowest century in Test cricket is quite a boring fact as it shows that it took a batsman a long time to achieve the feat. Probably, he was battling to save the match and had to take up as many balls as possible. 1. Thilan Samaraweera – 408 balls Thilan Samaraweera’s […]

Records of Sir Donald Bradman
Records of Sir Donald Bradman
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The world has witnessed some of the greatest players playing the game of cricket like Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Brian Lara, Viv Richards, Muttiah Muralitharan, Wasim Akram and so on. However, the name that remains right at the top of such a list, unarguably, is Australian batsman Sir Donald George Bradman, popularly known as Don […]

Top Highest Individual Scores in Test Debut Innings
Top Highest Individual Scores in Test Debut Innings
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We look at the top 10 scores made by batsmen in their first Test innings. England’s RE Foster who scored 287 in Sydney versus Australia in December 1903 leads the pack. The latest entrant to the top 10 club is New Zealand’s Devon Conway who scored 200 in a Test match at Lord’s versus England […]

Batsmen with Most 50+ Scores in Consecutive Test Matches
Batsmen with Most 50+ Scores in Consecutive Test Matches
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Test cricket is all about consistency. Form breeds constancy which in turn augments the form of a player. And when batsmen are in such red-hot form, their willow seems wider and they seem to always have some extra time to play the ball. At times, it seems almost impossible to get them out. We will […]

Most Consecutive Test Series Wins by India
Most Consecutive Test Series Wins by India
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The introduction of the fast-paced game of T20 cricket has enticed cricket fans to the limited-overs format of the game. However, there are still cricket fans around the world who appreciate the complexity and fascination of this “unlimited-over” format. On 18 June 2021, India will play New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final […]

Most Stumpings in Test Cricket
Most Stumpings in Test Cricket
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In this article, we look at 10 wicket-keepers who have registered the most stumpings in Test cricket. 1. WAS Oldfield (Australia): 52 Oldfield, who played 54 Tests for Australia between 1920 and 1937, had 130 dismissals in 101 innings, including 78 catches and 52 stumpings. In the process, Oldfield registered the highest ratio of 0.51 […]

Top 10 Batsman to Score Most 150+ Runs in Tests
Top 10 Batsman to Score Most 150+ Runs in Tests
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Test cricket is one of the oldest and finest formats of cricket and the players involved in this format need to be very fit and patient. This format always challenges a player’s temperament and many players have shown their best qualities while playing this format of the game throughout the years. In the following list, […]

Top Bowlers Fastest to 150 Wickets in Tests
Top Bowlers Fastest to 150 Wickets in Tests
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The limited-overs format of cricket has been unfair to bowlers in recent years as the game encourages batters to pursue aggressive approaches. However, in the Test format of cricket, bowlers are still the most important players. There were numerous bowlers in the past who made life difficult for batsmen. There were times when batsmen admitted […]

Top Bowlers Fastest to 500 Wickets in Tests
Top Bowlers Fastest to 500 Wickets in Tests
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In recent times, the game of cricket has been more favourable towards batsmen than bowlers. Especially with the rise of the limited-overs format, the batsmen have started breaking more records than the bowlers. However, the most difficult form of cricket – Test cricket – has still maintained the balance between both sides. With 5 days […]