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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Maiden Test Match - First Test Match Between Australia And England at Melbourne March 15 - 19,1877

March 15, 1877, witnessed the first Test in the history of cricket between Australia and England at Melbourne. 
in 1877, the first ever Test began. Australia's Charles Bannerman faced the 1st ball from England's Alfred Shaw at the @MCG.

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.

In the second innings, Australia were bundled out for just 104, leaving a target of 152 for England to win the first-ever Test match. However, England were bowled out for 108 runs and Australia registered a victory in the first-ever Test with a margin of 45 runs. In the second innings, Australia’s Tom Kendall picked up 7 wickets.

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

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