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Get Test series tickets here at StubHub! That’s right, cricket fans, the longest and most technically demanding form of cricket is still popular worldwide and you can see Test matches all over the globe. Unlike the shorter forms of international cricket - one day international and Twenty20, test cricket can, and usually does, last for five days and can even end in a draw after five days of play! The current, 2018 top test team is India, and they have held that lofty position since 2016. First played in 1877, Test cricket is still viewed as the purest and most challenging form of this wonderful game. So, if you want to see a Test match in the Australian summer, see touring teams struggle in the dustbowl that is the Indian subcontinent, or watch the new ball swing in typical overcast English conditions, you will be spoilt for choice with the Test matches available here at StubHub. So, what are you waiting for? Bring your binoculars and buy your test cricket tickets now.
Test cricket rules and history
As mentioned above Test cricket is the longest form of international cricket, with the matches lasting up to five days! Test cricket is solely played by international teams, with domestic competitions more commonly known as first-class cricket. It is because of Test cricket’s gruelling five-day schedule that the term Test was originally used, with the form proving to be 'the ultimate test in a cricket team’s playing ability and endurance'. As for the rules, which are commonly shared with first-class cricket, each team consists of eleven players each, and consists of four innings (rounds) played over five days. Each day consists of six hours, with a forty minute break for “lunch” occurring after the first two hours, and another twenty-minute break for “tea” after the next two hours. Of course, certain circumstances may cause a break in play, such as bad weather or a change of innings. Recently the governing body, The ICC, has allowed Test matches to occur during both day and night! With this classic form of the game still inspiring generations, come watch the ultimate form of cricket and get your Test Series tickets now.
Epic moments in Test cricket
Thinking of legends of test cricket, names like Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar spring to mind. Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket, while Bangladesh are the least successful. Tendulkar holds the record for most runs scored and also most centuries. Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest test-wicket taker. The highest ever test win was England's 1938 defeat of Australia by an innings and 579 runs!
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