Number of matches taken by each team to win first test match

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The first test match is very special for every team and every player. It starts the journey of your test career. It is always special to register a win in your first match in any format. In this article, we will tell you number of matches taken by each team to win the first test match.

  1. Australia – Australia always finds itself at the top of the list. It took Australia only 1 match to win their first test match.
  2. England – England took 2 matches to win their first test match. They started the game and they were among those nations who started playing test matches very early.
  3. Pakistan – even Pakistan took only two matches to register their first test win.
  4. Afghanistan – Afghanistan is truly a rising team in the world of cricket. They are not only performing in white ball cricket but they are also doing quite well in red ball cricket. They also took 2 matches to win the first test match.
  5. West Indies – West Indies was also a strong test-playing nation. They register their first test win after playing 6 matches.
  6. Ireland – it took Ireland 8 matches to win their first test match as a team. They won against Afghanistan recently in a test match.
  7. Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe is not a strong test-playing nation anymore but it took them 11 matches to win their first test match.
  8. South Africa – it took South Africa 12 matches to win their first test.
  9. Sri Lanka – Island nation Sri Lanka took 14 games to win their first test match as a team.
  10. India – it is quite surprising to see the No.1 ranked test team at 10th place on the list. India took 25 test matches to win their first in the format.
  11. Bangladesh – Bangladesh played 35 test matches to win their first in the format.
  12. New Zealand – the last team on our list is New Zealand who took 45 test matches to register their first test win. 
Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.