The Australian national cricket team is one of the best cricket teams in the world today. Alongside England, it is the joint oldest team in Test cricket. The team's first match was recorded in 1877. The Australian team has played a total of seven hundred and forty four test matches. Out of these, they have won four hundred and ninety, lost in one hundred and ninety four, drew one hundred and ninety eight and was tied for two. Due to the large number of wins alone, the team is ranked the number-one in Test cricket in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage. The Australian cricket team has also played seven hundred and ninety seven matches. Of these, the team has won four hundred and ninety matches, lost in two hundred and seventy two, tied in nine, and the remaining twenty six ended in no result.
Australia have made record six World Cup final appearances and have won the World Cup a record four times in total; 1987 Cricket World Cup, 1999 Cricket World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup and 2007 Cricket World Cup. The team even has a record where it went thirty four consecutive World Cup matches without losing until it suffered defeat at the hands of the the Pakistan cricket team on 19 March at the 2011 Cricket World Cup. The have also taken home the ICC Champions Trophy twice (2006 and 2009), making them back to back winners in the Champions Trophy tournaments. Some of their best players over the last decade are Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne etc.