"From Follow-On to Victory: New Zealand vs. England 2023 and Other Epic Test Matches"
Test cricket has seen some of the most memorable matches that have captured the hearts of fans. These five matches have been etched in history as some of the greatest Test matches of all time.
These are the rare matches that make fans wonder, "Isn't this what the game is all about?" In this article, we'll take a look at the 5 greatest test matches of all time.
New Zealand's one-run victory over England on their home soil turned the attention of cricket fans toward Test cricket. It was a rare recovery from a follow-on and a significant win for New Zealand.
NZ vs ENG, 2023
New Zealand: 209 all out and 483 all out (following on)England: 435 for 8 declared and 256 all out
India's unprecedented win over Australia in Kolkata is known as one of the greatest matches in Test cricket. VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid's heroic performances helped India to their first-ever follow-on success.
IND vs AUS, 2001
Australia: 445 all out and 212 all outIndia: 171 all out and 657 for 7 declared (following on)
The Gabba Test in 2021 was Australia's first-ever loss at the venue in 32 years, and Rishabh Pant's crucial innings helped India to an unforgettable win by three wickets.
AUS vs IND, 2021
Australia: 369 all out and 294 all outIndia: 336 all out and 329 for 7
The second Test match at Birmingham in 2005 saw England clinch a thrilling two-run victory over Australia, despite the absence of key bowler Glenn McGrath.
AUS vs ENG, 2005
England: 407 all out and 182 all outAustralia: 308 all out and 279 all out
The first-ever Test match to end in a tie was played between Australia and West Indies in 1960. It was a nail-biting match that saw both teams giving it their all until the very end.
AUS vs WI, 1960
West Indies: 453 all out and 282 all outAustralia: 505 all out and 232 all out
These matches have been instrumental in keeping Test cricket relevant and exciting for fans. They will always be remembered as some of the greatest Test matches in cricket history.