result
Only Test, London, Sep 6 - 8 1880, Australia tour of England
(33.3 ov, target 57)420 & 57/5
(f/o) 149 & 327
England won by 5 wickets
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• Martin Williamson

England squeeze home in country's first Test

The hastily-arranged match between the Australians and an England XI captained by Lord Harris, now deemed to be the first Test staged in England, was won by the home side but produced a thrilling contest which ebbed and flowed to the end

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Scorecard summary
England420/10(210.3 overs)1st INNINGS
W.G. Grace152 (294)
Bunny Lucas55 (121)
William Moule3/23(12.3)
Australia149/10(75.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Fred Morley5/56(32)
Allan Steel3/58(29)
Australia327/10(176.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Fred Morley3/90(61)
Allan Steel2/73(31)
England57/5(33.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Joey Palmer3/35(16.3)
Harry Boyle2/21(17)