March 15, 1877, witnessed the first Test in the history of cricket between Australia and England at Melbourne.
It was a timeless Test. Australia won the toss and electing to bat first scored 245 runs in the first innings. Aussie Charles Bannerman becomes the first batsman in the Test history to score a century. Bannerman scored an amazing 165 off 285 balls with help of 18 boundaries before he got retired hurt. England have then bowled out for 196 in the first innings and Aussie bowler William Midwinter became the first to take 5 wickets in an innings.
Captain of Australia - David William Gregory
Captain of England - James Lillywhite
Australia 245 and 104
England 196 and 108(Target 154 Runs)
Match Result - Australia won by 45 Runs