A proud moment for all cricketers and cricket lovers as we celebrate the day when the first cricket test match started. Google dedicated their doodle to this day.
The match between Australia and England, at the MCG, was only subsequently awarded Test status, and was originally billed as "All England v A Combined New South Wales and Victoria XI"
Interestingly this match did not have the big guns like Spoffworth and WG Grace.
Australia won this timeless match by 45 runs.
Brief scores- Australia- 254 & 104, England- 196 and 108.
Charles Bannerman, playing for Australia scored the first ever test century in the first innings scoring 165.
Hope this motivates both India and Australia in the 3rd test starting tomorrow at Ranchi.