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5 most boring Test matches of all time

  • The 2005 Ashes series breathed fresh life into Test cricket With the rising popularity of T20 cricket, the time has come more than ever to think s ...
Deeptesh Sen
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Modified 19 Oct 2015, 17:39 IST

The 2005 Ashes series breathed fresh life into Test cricketWith the rising popularity of T20 cricket, the time has come more than ever to think seriously about the fate of Test matches. Most well discerning cricket fans still like to believe that Test cricket is the purest and truest form of the game which must be preserved at all costs.The allegation that Test cricket is uninteresting can be easily dismissed as over the years the cricketing world has witnessed some extraordinary Test matches which have kept spectators hooked to the edge of their seats. The 2005 Ashes, for instance, was one of the best Test series in recent times.But Test cricket can be boring at times. Even the most puritanical cricket fan can be forgiven for saying that there have been the odd occasion when the five days of aimless batting has elicited a yawn or two from him.Let us look at 5 most boring Test matches of all time:

#5 India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test (Ahmedabad, 2009)

MS Dhoni India Sri Lanka Cricket
Dhoni scored a rare Test century in the match against Sri Lanka

The 1st Test at Ahmedabad during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009 turned out to be a boring affair thanks to the lifeless pitch on offer. India scored a convincing 426 in their first innings with centuries from Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni.

Sri Lanka responded with an awe-inspiring 760 for 7 with centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Prasanna Jayawardene and a commanding 275 from Mahela Jayawardene. India's response was just as defiant; an imposing 412 for 4 with centuries from Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar.

1598 runs were scored from 436.4 overs, but only 21 wickets fell over the course of the five days making it one of the most boring drawn Test matches ever.

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Published 19 Oct 2015, 02:31 IST
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