Australia v West Indies
West Indies in Australia 1996/97 (3rd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1996 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWest Indies won by 6 wickets
UmpiresPD Parker, S Venkataraghavan
TV umpireWP Sheahan
RefereePL van der Merwe
Close of play day 1West Indies (1) 29/1 (Samuels 10*, Chanderpaul 11*)
Close of play day 2West Indies (1) 233/9 (Adams 54*, Walsh 2*)
Man of the MatchCEL Ambrose

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorb Ambrose74052-- 
ML Haydenc Hooper b Ambrose51927-- 
JL Langerrun out (Adams)122042-1 
ME Waughlbw b Ambrose011-- 
SR Waughc Murray b Bishop581311634- 
GS Blewettrun out (sub [AFG Griffith])621542234- 
+IA Healyc Hooper b Ambrose3647614- 
PR Reiffelc Samuels b Benjamin048-- 
SK Warnec Campbell b Bishop102838-- 
JN Gillespienot out42339-- 
GD McGrathc Hooper b Ambrose035-- 
Extras(8 lb, 17 nb)25
Total(all out, 334 minutes, 74.5 overs)219
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Hayden), 2-26 (Taylor), 3-26 (ME Waugh), 4-27 (Langer), 5-129 (SR Waugh), 6-195 (Healy), 7-200 (Reiffel), 8-203 (Blewett), 9-217 (Warne), 10-219 (McGrath)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Bishop11   1312-2
Benjamin19   2641-2
Walsh14   0430-5
Adams1   040--
Hooper5   1140--

West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Campbelllbw b McGrath73127-- 
RG Samuelsc Taylor b Warne17821412- 
S Chanderpaulc and b McGrath581472094- 
BC Larac Warne b McGrath21826-- 
CL Hooperrun out (McGrath)72522-- 
JC Adamsnot out741882495- 
+JR Murrayc Reiffel b McGrath531171163- 
IR Bishoplbw b McGrath038-- 
CEL Ambroseb Warne819291- 
KCG Benjaminb Reiffel1113142- 
*CA Walshc ME Waugh b Warne41732-- 
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 3 nb)14
Total(all out, 441 minutes, 109.1 overs)255
Fall of wickets:
1-12 (Campbell), 2-62 (Samuels), 3-71 (Lara), 4-86 (Hooper), 5-107 (Chanderpaul), 6-197 (Murray), 7-197 (Bishop), 8-215 (Ambrose), 9-230 (Benjamin), 10-255 (Walsh)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath30   11505--
Reiffel29   8761-5
Gillespie3   250--
Blewett9   3190--
SR Waugh10   5220--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ML Haydenb Ambrose053-- 
*MA Taylorc Hooper b Walsh1048781- 
JL Langerc Hooper b Ambrose0712-- 
ME Waughlbw b Walsh1954811- 
SR Waughb Benjamin37871452- 
GS Blewettc Murray b Walsh717251- 
+IA Healyb Benjamin057-- 
PR Reiffellbw b Benjamin811171- 
SK Warnec Adams b Ambrose1828364- 
JN Gillespielbw b Ambrose22018-- 
GD McGrathnot out5917-- 
Extras(4 lb, 11 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 224 minutes, 45.5 overs)122
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Hayden), 2-3 (Langer), 3-28 (Taylor), 4-47 (ME Waugh), 5-64 (Blewett), 6-65 (Healy), 7-76 (Reiffel), 8-107 (Warne), 9-113 (Gillespie), 10-122 (SR Waugh)
West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ambrose12   4174-5
Bishop10   226013
Walsh11   4413-5

West Indies second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SL Campbellc Hayden b McGrath043-- 
RG Samuelslbw b McGrath1312302- 
S Chanderpaulb Reiffel4082973- 
BC Larac Hayden b McGrath2917-- 
CL Hoopernot out2736572- 
JC Adamsnot out134-- 
+JR Murraydid not bat      
IR Bishopdid not bat      
CEL Ambrosedid not bat      
KCG Benjamindid not bat      
*CA Walshdid not bat      
Extras(4 nb)4
Total(4 wickets, 106 minutes, 23.5 overs)87
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Campbell), 2-25 (Samuels), 3-32 (Lara), 4-82 (Chanderpaul)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath9   1413--
Reiffel9   2161-4
Warne3   0170--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Australia (1) 55/4 (SR Waugh 19*, Blewett 5*)
--> Day 1 Tea: Australia (1) 155/5 (Blewett 37*, Healy 19*)
--> Day 2 Lunch: West Indies (1) 75/3 (Chanderpaul 39*, Hooper 1*)
--> Day 2 Tea: West Indies (1) 154/5 (Adams 23*, Murray 29*)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Australia (2) 41/3 (ME Waugh 19*, SR Waugh 6*)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (2) 122 all out
--> S Chanderpaul (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 35
--> ML Hayden made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> GD McGrath reached 200 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed IR Bishop, his 5th wicket in the West Indies first innings
--> GD McGrath reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed RG Samuels, his 2nd wicket in the West Indies second innings

Aggregate 3-day crowd: 131,671





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