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O'Brien's fairytale debut makes ICC rankings history

May 16, 2018: Australia's Charles Bannerman, in the very first Test match in 1877, is the only batsman to score more rankings points in his country's debut Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Charles Bannerman: Australia's Premier Batsman

What do we know about the first Test cricketer?

Aug 7, 2016: A new biography of Charles Bannerman seeks to explore why his cricketing peak was brief and lonely

Gideon Haigh

Outscoring the other ten

Dec 12, 2015: Kraigg Brathwaite scored 94 in West Indies' 148 in Hobart. A look at the top five instances where a batsman scored the highest percentage of a team's runs in a Test innings

ESPNcricinfo staff

One of us against us

Oct 28, 2013: A selection of people who did well in international cricket against the country in which they were born

Steven Lynch


Bosie, Bannerman and a boycott

Dec 11, 2004: For many cricketers across the world, the idea of ending their lives doing what they love - playing cricket - has a certain romantic appeal

Martin Williamson and Lynn McConnell

The progression of the record

The highest score in Test cricket

Apr 12, 2004: How the record for the highest score in Test cricket has changed hands over the years

Steven Lynch

974 runs in a series

Aug 20, 2003: All Today's Yesterdays - August 20 down the years August 19 | August 21 1930 Australia were eventually all out for 695 in the deciding Test at The Oval

Wisden CricInfo staff

If at first you don't succeed...

Jul 23, 2003: All Today's Yesterdays - July 23 down the years July 22 | July 24 1953 Birth of a batsman who took a while to find his feet in Test cricket but went on to become the best of his generation

Wisden CricInfo staff

Boxing Day in Melbourne (part 1)

Dec 26, 2002: Twenty years ago one of the classic Test matches was played at the MCG

David Wiseman


The birth of Test cricket

Jan 23, 1998: A look back to the first game in cricket's premier format

Martin Williamson

Charles Bannerman

1931: BANNERMAN, CHARLES, born at Woolwich, in Kent, on July 3, 1851, died in Sydney on August 20, aged 79

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