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Cricket Background

Cricket is a game of bat and ball  which played between two teams. Each team has at the 11 players center of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch.

The game is played by 120 million players in different countries, making it the world’s second most popular sport. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings .

Who manages cricket?

International Cricket Council (ICC) is the international governing body of cricket(sport). In 1909 it was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference  by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa. In 1965 renamed the International Cricket Conference , and took up its current name in 1989 which is International Cricket Council (ICC).

First match of cricket?

First match was played between England and Australia.  Australia hosted this match, date was Mar 15-19, 1877 and played at Played at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Top scorer of the match was C Bannerman from Australia, He scored 169 runs in a match.

Australia won this match by 5 wickets with 42 balls remaining.

Some facts?

Alfred Shaw bowled the first Test delivery to Charles Bannerman, Charles Bannerman become the first Test centurion. Hill had both the records first Test wicket and the first catch. Midwinter was the first player who picked up first 5 wickets, and Blackham had the record of first stumping.

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