Part II: England’s Milestone Test Matches

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600th Test: England vs Pakistan in 1984

England fumbled in the first innings scoring just 241 runs and they conceded a 102-run first innings lead to Pakistan just to make things worse. David Gower stepped up in the second innings to save England from the blushes. He remained unbeaten on 173 when they declared their second innings at 344 for 9. Pakistan settled for a draw as they failed to chase down the target.

700th Test: England vs West Indies in 1994

Finally, a win for England in their milestone game. They had defeated West Indies in this match by a margin of 208 runs at Headingly in Leeds. England’s wicket keeper batsman, Alec Stewart, scored a century (118 & 143) in each of the innings of this Test match. Also, their pacer Angus Fraser registered an eight-wicket haul to help England register a massive win in this game.

800th Test: England vs Australia in 2002

England lost this game by a huge margin. Matthew Hayden scored centuries (197 & 103) in both the innings to help Australia score big in this game. Alec Stewart registered a pair (duck in both the innings) in this match. England were bowled out for just 79 inside 30 overs in their second innings to concede a 384-run victory to Australia.

900th Test: England vs Pakistan in 2010

James Anderson picked up a five wicket haul in both the innings to help England beat Pakistan by a big margin of 354 runs. Eoin Morgan, who is not in the Test fold at the moment, had scored a century in the first innings, while their wicket keeper Matt Prior scored a century in the second innings. Also, this is the Test series in which the Pakistan trio (Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir) were handed a ban from International Cricket.

1000th Test: England vs India in 2018

The first Test match at Edgbaston of the five match series between England and India is the 1000th Test match for England. They are the only team till date to get to scale up this huge mountain. They are also leading the second placed Australia (812 Test matches) by a long way. England would go into this game as favorites but India will surely try to put up some fight.

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