Test Cricket on Wednesday completed 140 years in existence as England and Australia played the first ever game which started on 15th March 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The ‘Debut’ Test ended with Aussies winning it by 45 runs.
This historic day has been commemorated by Google in a Google Doodle, showing caricatures of cricket players as they looked back in the day.
“Today’s Doodle hits the deck with a light-hearted rendering that captures the spirit of sportsmanship and the inaugural Test match,” Google said.
“Mustachioed and muscle-bound, the batsmen, bowlers and opposition fielders spring into action, never losing sight of the red ball,” it added.
Interestingly, though, going by the representational map provided by Google, the reach of the doodle is restricted to India and Australia, excluding even England, which was one of the teams to actually play that first match back in 1877.