Indias Centenary Test against England

India’s Centenary Test against England


The 2000th Test at Lord’s from 21st July 2011 also happens to be the 100th Test between India and England; the first such occasion for India.


Among the 10 test playing countries, England have played most tests (911), while Bangladesh have played least number of tests (68). India is behind England, Australia (730) and West Indies (473)

The first test played by each of the 10 test playing countries is as under:

England/Australia            1876/77                Melbourne         Australia won by 45 runs

South Africa                       1888                       Port Elizabeth    vs Eng; England won by 8 wickets

West Indies                        1928                       Lord’s                    vs Eng; England won by an innings and 58 runs

New Zealand                     1930                       Christchurch       vs Eng; England won by 8 wickets

India                                      1932                       Lord’s                    vs Eng; England won by 158 runs

Pakistan                               1952/53                Delhi                      vs Ind; India won by an innings and70 runs

Sri Lanka                              1981/82                Colombo              vs Eng; England won by 7 wickets

Zimbabwe                           1992/93                Harare                  vs Ind; Match Drawn

Bangladesh                         2000/01                Dhaka                   vs Ind; India won by 9 wickets



Compiled by C. Keshava Murthy


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