The firsts in Test Cricket: First match, run, boundary, century, fifer

The first ever test match was played between Australia and England at the Melbourne in 1877. Australia won that game by 45 runs. A centenary test was played between the same countries to celebrate 100 years of test cricket in 1977 and surprisingly Australia again won and by the same margin: 45 runs.

o   Alfred Shaw bowled the first Test ball in test cricket.

o   Charles Bannerman faced the first ball in test cricket.

o   Charles Bannerman hit the first boundary in test cricket.

o   Charles Bannerman was the first batsman to score a test century.

o   A Hill was the first bowler to take a test wicket.

o   A Hill was the first player to take a catch in test cricket.

o   WE Midwinter picked up the first five wicket haul in test cricket.

o   JM Blackham did the first stumping in test cricket.

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