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    What is the First Ever Test Match You Remember?

    What is the First Ever Test Match You Remember?
    And if it's interesting, why? eg. Steve Waugh scored a hundred etc.
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    Danny Morrison, one of the worst batsmen in the world, scoring a mighty 15-odd not out and Astle at the other end getting a 100 as we somehow stole a draw against England in 1996-97. I was 10 at the time, not sure why I don't remember any matches before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nookie_lk
    WC 96 final SL beat AUS...

    Aravinda's century and world cup victory for SL
    Test matches mate

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    First Ever Test I remember watching live was back in 1987, India Vs. Aus, Chepauk Stadidum Madras. India needed 1 run to win with one wicket left, Greg Mathews bowling to Maninder Singh, LBW, Test Tied and Mathews jumping with joy. What a test !! It was a historical Test, I remember Dean Jones throwing up in the field, and then making his first double century in Test cricket.

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    i guess the Asia test chapionship final against PAK and SL where sangakkara got 230 runs....and won it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waughney
    Test matches mate
    Sri Lankan fans only remember ODI's
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    first one i can remember properly was Australia vs India 1980/81..Greg Chappell got a double ton...and I seem to remember sandeep patel getting hurt....i might not have the right game there
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    Third Ashes Test 2002/03 (I think)...England bowled out for 79. Woke up to listen to the radio and have all the reasons why England were so poor thrown over the long wave.

    (Edit: It was the first test...oops...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    Third Ashes Test 2002/03 (I think)...England bowled out for 79. Woke up to listen to the radio and have all the reasons why England were so poor thrown over the long wave.

    (Edit: It was the first test...oops...)
    You must have a bad memory! Or have you been living in Norway all your life?

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    Second. And for the first fourteen years of my life, I hadn't a clue what cricket was.

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    First match I remember is India Vs South Africa (in SA) in the latter part of 1992. SA scored 390 in about 145 overs.....I think.

    But I only got really into cricket in 1993 when England toured India. Azhar scored 180 odd and Sachin scored a nice 50.

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    First one I really remember (showing my age here) was Botham's test in 81.

    Don't remember much about it at all (obviously know more retrospectively), except that the old man was made up with us winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    Sri Lankan fans only remember ODI's
    thats very true unfortunately..........

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    The earliest Test I can remember part of is when I was 8 in 1995, WI touring England, all I remember is my Grandad telling me all about what cricket was and how to play while we watched on TV, can't remember which Test it was but the only actual piece of play I remember from that series is Dominic Cork's hat-trick. Oh, and when he tried to stop a four and had to run up the steps into a little building by the boundary somewhere because his momentum carried him over the ropes after he stopped it with his foot.

    I can't believe my earliest cricketing memories are of Dominic Cork, that's nuts

    Although my earliest "proper" memory is seeing Sachin, Dravid and Ganguly in either 96 or 97 when they were all young players in England - I think a large part of whether you prefer Sachin or Lara is whichever you saw first, and as I never saw Lara in 95, Sachin has always been a bit special for me. Seeing him bat was the first time I ever felt like I was watching someone do something impossible.

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