On this day, March 15, 1877, the first cricket test match was played between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). England had to score 154 runs in the fourth innings. But the Australian bowlers proved to be too strong for the England team, who were routed for 108 runs in 66.1 overs. Eight of England's starting lineup's eleven batsmen failed to reach the two-digit threshold. Tom Kendall had a great bowling performance for Australia and took 7 wickets for 55 runs in the second innings. In the first cricket test match (1877), Australia defeated Team England by 45 runs after four days of play.