- Test Cricket is the Traditional and longest form of Cricket.
- Test matches are played over a span of 5 days comprising four innings, 2 innings per team.
- Minimum 90 overs should be bowled in a day.
- Test matches are played in Whites.
Test match mechanism:
- Suppose TEAM A scores 300 runs in the first innings then the TEAM B has a Trail of 300 runs.
- If TEAM B scores 350 runs in their innings, they have a lead of 50 runs.
- So TEAM A trails Team B by 50 runs.
- Now if TEAM A scores 200 in the second innings, 200 - 50 = 150. 151 is the target for TEAM B.
- If the team batting 2nd scores 200+ runs less than the opponent team, then follow-on can be enforced by the team who has the lead.
- Example, TEAM A scores 300 runs in the first innings and TEAM B scores 99 runs. TEAM B scored 201 runs less than the first team.
- In this case the TEAM A has the option to decide if they wish to bat or force TEAM B to bat their second innings first.
- If TEAM B lost all the wickets in the second innings by scoring 100 runs ,then TEAM A is the winner.
- Since the total score of TEAM B ( 99 +100 = 199 ) is less than the runs scored by TEAM A in first innings (300 runs) , its an innings victory for TEAM A.
- It is generally termed as TEAM A win by an innings and 101 runs.
* If the match is stopped after playing 10 overs on a particular day for any reason like rain, those remaining 80 overs won't be carried over to the next day.