THE TRADITIONAL CRICKET TEST MATCHES

Test Matches

Test cricket, the original and traditional form of cricket is the longest form of the game. The ODI’s and T20’s are the shorter ones. Test cricket was very popular until the One Day Cricket was Introduced. Due to the increasing number of ODIs, T20s, and recently introduced 10 overs cricket, Test Cricket has become tedious.

Batsman making runs with raining boundaries in shorter formats has attracted the spectators. So, the spectators choose to be entertained in shorter formats rather than spectating the traditional Test matches. The first test match was played in 1877 between England and Australia in England. The visitors won by 45 runs. To celebrate 100 years of test cricket, in 1977 at Adelaide in Australia, a test was played between Australia and England and coincidentally Australia won that match by 45 runs as well.

Such moments make test cricket enthralling. Some Modern cricketers like Steve Smith(Australia), Kane Williamson(New Zealand), Ajinkya Rahane(India) has made Test cricket an exquisite game. The test played at Edgbaston between England and India in 2018 is considered as one of the fascinating Test as England won by 31 runs, India was very close to the Victory.

Interesting Test matches are still alive and are very entertaining. The Ashes Series is considered as the most Thrilled Test Series played between England and Australia every two years. England and Australia are the oldest and most fierce rivals in the history of cricket. With the Introduction of The ICC World Test Championship, spectators could turn their interest back in Test Cricket and this would have a greater impact on survival of Test matches.

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