That's what the first test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was.
Who said Pakistan and Sri Lanka play boring dull draws?
They did so in Pakistan earlier this year but then that's how pitches have been off late in Pakistan.
If history is anything to go by, a Pakistan vs Sri Lanka test match produces a result more often than not - out of the 35 tests they have played against each other, only 12 have ended in draws.
Coming back to this test at Galle; it had everything one could have asked for from a test match.
Outstanding pace bowling with plenty of swing; canny spin bowling with batsmen trying hard to read and counter; brilliant rearguard actions with the bat; a dogged century from one of the best batsmen in the world; mini collapses and a major one on the 4th day; partnerships and broken ones; balls beating the bat; bats dominating a few sessions; pretty much even stakes for both sides throughout the game; and a result on the 4th morning.
All that came from both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
And then we hear people say test cricket is not exciting!
There wasn't a single moment during this test match when I was bored. It was fast paced action throughout the four days.
Now I hope Sri Lanka are brave enough to have similar pitches for the two remaining test matches and don't produce flat tracks to enforce dull draws and a series win.
Ideally this series should go into the 3rd test at 1-1; then we would truly have an awesome advertisement for test cricket!
You tell me; would you rather watch fast paced cricket action over 3 hours in a T20 game, or the same for hours everyday for 5 days?