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England becomes the first team ever to play 500 away Test matches
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England becomes the first team ever to play 500 away Test matches

England marks the first team to complete 500 away Test matches on foreign soils in 143 years of cricket history. This record was achieved by England when they walked out on the field to play their 3rd Test match against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.

After playing their first official Test match against Australia in 1877, England embarked on a tireless journey of triumphs, frustrations, ecstasy, agony, and spirit. But in between all these years, the love for the game and determination kept England going as one of the most lethal sides in the cricket world. From Kingston to Karachi, England pulled of some miraculous wins on the away grounds.

The statistics highlights England’s dominance at home as compared to their away performances. With a 29.9 % winning ratio and 36.5 % losing ratio in 499 away Test matches, England along with Pakistan and India do better at home. On the other hand, Australia is the only team to have a higher proportion of wins in their away games.