The first-ever Test match was played between Australia and England in Melbourne in 1877. In this match, Australia defeated England to win the game by 45 runs.
Australia and England made history by participating in the first Test match contested more than 140 years ago.
This match began at 1.05 p.m. on 15 March 1877 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The first Test, against a Combined Australia XI, was billed as the “Grand Combination Match.”
Charles Bannerman dominated this match by scoring the first single in Test history off Alfred Shaw’s second ball. He reached his century at 16:25 in front of a crowd of 4,500.
Australia posted a massive total of 245 for England.
Charles Bannerman alone scored 165 for his side. Although Australia managed to earn only 104 in the second innings, it proved more than enough as England could only bundle 108.
Test Cricket has always been fans’ favorite but the first Test match is something we all look upon as we still love the numerous pieces of trivia.
Charles Bannerman retired with a split index finger after making the first Test centurion in the history of test cricket.
Billy Midwinter became the first man to pick up the first five-wicket in test cricket.
The First Test match featured the debut of 49 years and 119 days old James Southerton.
Worth remembering stats
- First Ball Bowled:-Alfred Shaw
- First Ball Faced:-Charles Bannerman
- First Run:-Charles Bannerman
- First Wicket:-Allan Hill
- First Hundred:-Charles Bannerman