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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets


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International Cricket Series History

Cricket appears to have an eventful and colorful history, although the exact origins of the game are unknown. The name "cricket" may have come from the word "cric". The word cric stood for the hooked staffs carried by Shepards. These may have been the first cricket bats. Cricket in its early days in England was considered a child's game, not to be played by serious adults.
In 1598 there was a written record of a game called "creckett" or "crickett". This may be the first recorded mention of the game that is played today. By 1611 cricket had become an adult game. Considered illegal and immoral, two men were arrested for playing the game rather than going to church. More and more arrests were made as the game grew in popularity. In the year 1788 the "Laws of Cricket" were born. The Laws were written by the Marylebone Cricket Club. Except for some minor revisions, these laws are still adhered to in present day cricket. One notable change was in 1864 when over arm bowling was first used legally. Cricket is the only sport today that has laws instead of rules. Gaining even more respectability in the late 1700s, cricket became the game of "gentlemen". The Laws of Cricket were used for play in England and the Eastern United States. These laws covered the length of the pitch, the distance from the pitching crease to the bowling crease, wicket size, and ball weight.
Written by Amy Mullen - 2002 Pagewise

The very first Cricket series - 1800s

The cricket fields were leveled and manicured in the 1800's. Up until this time the fields were rough and bumpy. South Africa and Australia began to play cricket seriously during this time. In the year 1844 the first international game of cricket was played in the state of New York in the United States. This match was played between the United States and Canada. Later, in 1877, England traveled to Australia for the first international test match. The match was played in Melbourne Australia. The Australians won the match by 45 runs.

International Cricket Series History - Vintage Matches, News, Results

India cricket series history, vintage matches

India Cricket Series, Results from 1935-present


Australia cricket series history, vintage matches

Australia Cricket Series, Results from 1868-present


England cricket series history, vintage matches

England Cricket Series, Results from 1868-present


West Indies cricket series history, vintage matches

West Indies Cricket Series, Results from 1930-present


New Zealand cricket series history, vintage matches

New Zealand Cricket Series, Results from 1973-present


Pakistan cricket series history, vintage matches

Pakistan Cricket Series, Results from 1954-present


South Africa cricket series history, vintage matches

South Africa Cricket Series, Results from 1894-present


Sri Lanka cricket series history, vintage matches

Sri Lanka Cricket Series, Results from 1982-present


Zimbabwe cricket series history, vintage matches

Zimbabwe Cricket Series, Results from 1994-present


Bangladesh cricket series history, vintage matches

Bangladesh Cricket Series, Results from 1977-present


Kenya cricket series history, vintage matches

Kenya Cricket Series, Results from 2006-present


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