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Google Doodle celebrates 140 years of Test cricket

The first official cricket Test match in history started on this day in 1877 involving a recognized English group and a newly-formed Australian squad at the Melbourne Cricket ground. It ended in a triumph for Australia.

| Posted by Jepher Christopher Nickels

Kolkata, March 15, 2017 | UPDATED 10:44 IST

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Highlights

  • The first official cricket Test match in history started with this day in 1877.

  • English took at the Melbourne Cricket floor to a squad.

  • The match was won by Australia .

Google on Wednesday committed a Doodle to celebrate the 140th anniversary of official Test cricket, recalling the first Test match played at 1877 between Australia and England.

The first cricket Test match in history started with this day in 1877 involving a Australian squad and an established team at the Melbourne Cricket floor. It ended in a triumph for Australia.

The hosts batted first and the first ball was bowled by Alfred Shaw to Charles Bannerman, who proceeded if he retired hurt with a right hand index finger accident to become the first centurion in Test by scoring 165.

England, yet, squared the show by winning the next game by four wickets at exactly the exact same venue.

“Now’s Doodle strikes the deck with a light-hearted rendering that catches the spirit of sportsmanship and also the inaugural Test match,” Google stated.

“Mustachioed and muscle-bound, both the batsmen, bowlers and opposition fielders spring to activity, not losing sight of the red ball,” it stated.