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Early History The Australian cricket team is the national men's cricket team of Australia. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket, having played in the first Test match in 1877. The team also plays One Day International cricket and Twenty20 International, participating in both the first ODI, against England in the 1970–71 season and the first Twenty20 International, against New Zealand in the 2004–05 season, winning both games. The team mainly draws its players from teams playing in the Australian domestic competitions – the Sheffield Shield, the Australian Domestic One-Day Series and the Big Bash League. Australia has won the ICC Champions Trophy twice – in 2006 and in 2009 – making them the first and the only team to become back to back winners in the Champions Trophy tournaments. Golden Age The so-called 'Golden Age' of Australian test cricket occurred around the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, with the team under the captaincy of Joe Darling, Monty Noble and Clem Hill winning eight of ten tours it participated in between the 1897–98 English tour of Australia and the 1910–11 South African tour of Australia. Victor Trumper became one of Australia's first sporting heroes, and was widely considered Australia's greatest batsman before Bradman and one of the most popular players. He played a record (at the time) number of tests at 48, and scored 3163 (another record) runs at a high for the time average of 39.04.
Latest Results
10th OneDay : England v Australia at Edgbaston Australia 277/9 (50/50 ov); England 240/4 (40.2/40.2 ov, target: 201) England won by 40 runs (D/L method) 5th OneDay : Australia v Bangladesh at Kennington Oval Bangladesh 182 (44.3/50 ov); Australia 83/1 (16/50 ov) No result 2nd OneDay : Australia v New Zealand at Edgbaston New Zealand 291 (45/46 ov); Australia 53/3 (9/33 ov, target: 235) No result 4th Test : Australia v India at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Australia 300 and 137; India 332 and 106/2 (23.5 ov, target: 106) India won by 8 wickets 3rd Test : Australia v India at JSCA International Stadium Complex Australia 451 and 204/6 (100 ov); India 603/9d Match drawn
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