10 Test Matches In 21st Century That Proves That “Tests Are Still The Best”


T20 World Cup just ended a week ago and IPL has already begin. Certainly, the T20 season is on but people will always miss watching cricket in whites. The real form of cricket – test cricket was once said to be a dying art during the advent of T20s but it has proved its worth again and again. For the sake of refreshing the memories of some great cricket, here is a list of 10 test matches in this century that proves that test cricket is still the best cricket:

#10 India v West Indies, Mumbai, 2011

This test perfectly describes how the change of the nature of the pitch on the final day can bring any test to life. India came back quite strongly in the test after conceding 590 in the first innings. They scored 482 in reply and then bundled out the Caribbeans for 134 leaving them a target of 243 in 64 overs. The target was tricky but the confidence of Indian supporters grew when the home side notched up their 100 with Virender Sehwag still batting. West Indies then started to chip in with regular wickets. Kohli got out with India needing 19 runs with 3 wickets left in 29 balls. 4 results were possible (both tie and draw). On the last ball, India needed 2 to win with 2 wickets left kicking out the possibility of a defeat. Ashwin got run out trying to take the winning run on the last ball and the match ended up with scores leveled. The match was announced to have ended in a draw (not a tie) as India still had a wicket in hand. It was only the second test match ever to end in a draw with equal scores.

Darren Sammy was all smiles after the game ended in a draw