When cricket first began, it was played for a considerable amount of time before rules were developed based on the MCC’s (Marylebone Cricket Club) structure, and none other than “Test Cricket” was the result.
Up until the 1980s, Test Cricket was very well-liked since winning required tenacity, guts, and commitment from players on both sides.
ODI cricket, which grew quickly over time, gradually joined Test cricket.
In the end, T20 cricket, which was eventually adopted as the “Shortest Format of the Game,” took their place.
Test cricket is waning in popularity as T2O cricket takes over, yet close games in the longest format of the game guarantee that cricket’s traditional format will return with a vengeance.
A momentous game recently concluded today between England and New Zealand where the latter won the match by 1 run with so much anticipated drama and high points indicate that other formats will prevail but nothing beats the quality of Test Cricket.
When New Zealand registered a close victory in their own backyard against Three Lions their victory was celebrated on social media.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) February 28, 2023
Test Cricket is Best Cricket. What a Match. England Vs @BLACKCAPS has become one of the most dramatic clashes in recent times , another thrilling game.
Well done to NZ on a great win after being asked to follow-on and well done Eng on making the best format most exciting #EngvNZ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 28, 2023
No better game in the world than Test cricket. What a finish!!! #NZvENG
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) February 28, 2023
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 28, 2023
Incredible game of cricket .. The greatest format shining once again .. #NZvENG
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 28, 2023
We can't even feel too gutted about that.
What an incredible match. Test cricket as we want to play it and see it.
The greatest format of the game is alive and kicking and we'll do everything we can to entertain fans across the world.
Thank you for watching ❤️
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) February 28, 2023
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 28, 2023
The amazing two-match Test series between England and New Zealand ended in a draw after the three lions took the first game with their inspired Bazball Method and the Black Caps’ brilliant play in the second game sealed the victory for his team.
Another intriguing statistic that inspired Kane Williamson’s prowess and ultimately helped him regain his rhythm with the willow is that when the master batter has scored for New Zealand, they have won the majority of their Test matches.