LONDON – English cricket workforce reached a milestone on 1 August changing into the primary workforce to play their 1,000th Check match within the 142-year historical past of Check cricket.
England together with Australia are the pioneers of Check cricket as each international locations started enjoying on this format of the sport from 1877.
The primary ever Check match was performed between the 2 international locations on March 15-19, 1877 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) within the Australian metropolis of Melbourne.
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The primary ever English captain was James Lillywhite, who led the workforce within the first two Check matches towards Australia in 1877.
Now England are enjoying their 1000th Check at Edgbaston in Birmingham beneath the captaincy of Joe Root towards India.
In all, eleven groups have up to now performed 2,314 Check matches, together with the current Check. After England, Australia have performed probably the most Check matches (812), adopted by West Indies (535), India (523), South Africa (427), New Zealand (426), Pakistan (415), Sri Lanka (274), Bangladesh (108), Zimbabwe (105).
England who earlier performed 999 Checks have received 357 and misplaced 297 whereas 345 Check matches led to draw. Their profitable proportion is 35.70 %.