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Test Cricket

Test cricket or test match cricket is the longest form of cricket. Players and fans call this as the ultimate test of cricket abilities compared to international competitions. Test cricket matches are only played between national representatives, as determined by the International Cricket Council.

A test match may last for five days, each they consists of three two-hour sessions, 40 minutes for lunch, and 20 minutes for tea. A test match is played between two teams consisting of eleven players. This sport is played with innings, usually there are four innings in a test match.

Each team usually bowls and bats twice, and usually the teams will alternate after each inning. A test match concludes if all four innings are completed, the time is over without a result being reached, and/or if the match is forfeited.

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