test match


Definition of test match

1 : any of a series of championship cricket matches played between teams representing Australia and England
2 : a championship game or series (as of cricket) played between teams representing different countries

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Recent Examples on the Web Cheika will now try To’omua, who has started only four of 50 test matches at flyhalf. San Diego Union-Tribune, "To’omua takes the range as Australia faces George," 9 Oct. 2019 Results from those tests matched Bruening's DNA profile, the complaint said. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Hartland man could face up to 14 years in prison for a 2016 burglary in the town of Merton, complaint says," 9 Sep. 2019 Ballistics testing matched the gun to shell casings found near Lorenzen’s body. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, "Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife pleads guilty to facilitating his murder," 25 July 2019 Taylor, 56, was charged after testing matched touch DNA found on Donlan’s body to Taylor, and a journal discovered in Donlan’s home showed the two men had been feuding over money, prosecutors said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland.com, "Lakewood man who called 911 to report neighbor missing charged with murder in his death," 3 July 2019 But even Saturday’s four-hour, 42 minute, 17-13 Yankees victory before 59,659 fans has to seem a breeze compared to a five-day cricket test match. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Column: When the Cubs and Cardinals play in London next year, leave the U.S. announcers at home," 1 July 2019 Coming of age In 2017, Afghanistan was awarded full member status of the ICC and played its first test match in 2018, losing heavily to India, one of the game’s giants. Philippa Velija, Quartz India, "Why war-torn Afghanistan is now a darling of the cricketing world," 11 June 2019 Afghanistan will host Ireland in the northern Indian city of Dehradun for three Twenty20 and five one-day internationals before a five-day test match — only the second for both countries since their admission to cricket’s elite. Rizwan Ali, The Seattle Times, "Afghanistan set to “host” 1st home test in India vs Ireland," 19 Feb. 2019 In terms of mental preparation, 15-a-side rugby is a different beast to sevens -- something that Brian O'Driscoll, whose illustrious career spanned 141 test matches for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, readily acknowledges. George Ramsay, CNN, "Mind game: When rugby stars are 'too nervous to take the field'," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of test match

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Test match.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/test%20match. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of test match

chiefly British, sports : a game or series of games of cricket or rugby played by teams from different countries

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