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

Examples of test match in a Sentence

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, 9 Oct. 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, 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, 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, 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, 1 June 2018 All of them learned to play in the dusty outskirts of Peshawar, the home in exile of Afghan cricket, and are now preparing to step into the limelight of a five-day test match for the first time. Washington Post, 11 June 2018 Cricket, which has also been hit by match-fixing, had another major betting company's logo appear on the boundary ropes in an Australian test match. Dennis Passa, Fox News, 23 May 2018 On the very same day as England were losing against the Americans at football, the nation's cricket team was suffering its own unthinkable upset at Lord's; beaten by the West Indies in a test match for the first time ever, and comfortably so. SI.com, 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of test match

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of test match was in 1862

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“Test match.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/test%20match. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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