England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1997 (1st Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th June 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultEngland won by 9 wickets
UmpiresSA Bucknor, P Willey
TV umpireJW Holder
RefereeRS Madugalle
Close of play day 1England (1) 200/3 (Hussain 80*, Thorpe 83*)
Close of play day 2England (1) 449/6 (Ealham 32*, Croft 18*)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 256/1 (Taylor 108*, Blewett 61*)
Man of the MatchN Hussain

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorc Butcher b Malcolm716231- 
MTG Elliottb Gough613181- 
GS Blewettc Hussain b Gough71535-- 
ME Waughb Gough525231- 
SR Waughc Stewart b Caddick1220313- 
MG Bevanc Ealham b Malcolm821311- 
+IA Healyc Stewart b Caddick012-- 
JN Gillespielbw b Caddick48131- 
SK Warnec Malcolm b Caddick4746628- 
MS Kasprowiczc Butcher b Caddick1728423- 
GD McGrathnot out139-- 
Extras(2 nb, 2 w)4
Total(all out, 149 minutes, 31.5 overs)118
Fall of wickets:
1-11 (Elliott), 2-15 (Taylor), 3-26 (ME Waugh), 4-28 (Blewett), 5-48 (SR Waugh), 6-48 (Healy), 7-48 (Bevan), 8-54 (Gillespie), 9-110 (Kasprowicz), 10-118 (Warne)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough10   143323
Malcolm10   2252--

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherc Healy b Kasprowicz813162- 
*MA Athertonc Healy b McGrath2410-- 
+AJ Stewartc Elliott b Gillespie1833523- 
N Hussainc Healy b Warne20733743738- 
GP Thorpec Bevan b McGrath13824529019- 
JP Crawleyc Healy b Kasprowicz11419-- 
MA Ealhamnot out531311717- 
RDB Croftc Healy b Kasprowicz2456704- 
D Goughc Healy b Kasprowicz098-- 
AR Caddicklbw b Bevan0711-- 
DE Malcolmdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 15 nb, 1 w)27
Total(9 wickets, declared, 546 minutes, 138.4 overs)478
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Atherton), 2-16 (Butcher), 3-50 (Stewart), 4-338 (Thorpe), 5-345 (Crawley), 6-416 (Hussain), 7-460 (Croft), 8-463 (Gough), 9-478 (Caddick)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath32   81072-7
Kasprowicz39   8113416
Gillespie10   1481-1
Warne35   81101-1
SR Waugh12   2450-2

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MTG Elliottb Croft6611314512- 
*MA Taylorc and b Croft129296396111 
GS Blewettc Butcher b Croft125228300191 
SR Waughlbw b Gough331001353- 
MG Bevanc Hussain b Gough2441454- 
ME Waughc Stewart b Gough178-- 
+IA Healyc Atherton b Ealham3048665- 
SK Warnec and b Ealham3234515- 
MS Kasprowiczc Butcher b Ealham021-- 
JN Gillespierun out (Crawley->Gough)0611-- 
GD McGrathnot out001-- 
Extras(18 b, 12 lb, 5 nb, 2 w)37
Total(all out, 584 minutes, 144.4 overs)477
Fall of wickets:
1-133 (Elliott), 2-327 (Taylor), 3-354 (Blewett), 4-393 (Bevan), 5-399 (ME Waugh), 6-431 (SR Waugh), 7-465 (Healy), 8-465 (Kasprowicz), 9-477 (Gillespie), 10-477 (Warne)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough35   71233-4
Malcolm21   6520--
Croft43   1012532-
Caddick30   6870-3

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherlbw b Kasprowicz1410152- 
*MA Athertonnot out5765879- 
+AJ Stewartnot out4054717- 
N Hussaindid not bat      
GP Thorpedid not bat      
JP Crawleydid not bat      
MA Ealhamdid not bat      
RDB Croftdid not bat      
D Goughdid not bat      
AR Caddickdid not bat      
DE Malcolmdid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 4 lb)8
Total(1 wicket, 87 minutes, 21.3 overs)119
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Butcher)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath7   1420--
Kasprowicz7   0421--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> Day 1 Lunch: Australia (1) 92/8 (Warne 31*, Kasprowicz 9*)
--> Day 1 Tea: England (1) 74/3 (Hussain 23*, Thorpe 18*)
--> Day 2 Lunch: England (1) 335/3 (Hussain 158*, Thorpe 135*)
--> Day 2 Tea: England (1) 418/6 (Ealham 20*, Croft 1*)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Australia (2) 51/0 (Elliott 22*, Taylor 29*)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (2) 133/1 (Taylor 66*, Blewett 0*)
--> Day 4 Lunch: Australia (2) 352/2 (Blewett 123*, SR Waugh 8*)
--> Day 4 Tea: Australia (2) 403/5 (SR Waugh 28*, Healy 0*)
--> MA Butcher made his debut in Test matches
--> N Hussain (1) passed his previous highest score of 128 in Test matches
--> N Hussain (1) passed his previous highest score of 197 in first-class matches
--> N Hussain (1) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 40
--> GP Thorpe (1) passed his previous highest score of 123 in Test matches
--> MA Ealham (1) passed his previous highest score of 51 in Test matches
--> GS Blewett (2) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 120
--> MA Atherton (2) passed 5000 runs in Test matches when he reached 12
--> MA Butcher made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> GD McGrath made his debut in England in Test matches
--> MG Bevan made his debut in England in Test matches
--> GS Blewett made his debut in England in Test matches
--> MS Kasprowicz made his debut in England in Test matches
--> JN Gillespie made his debut in England in Test matches
--> MTG Elliott made his debut in England in Test matches
--> MS Kasprowicz achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed MA Butcher in the England first innings (previous best was 0-29)

Gillespie injured (hamstring) after bowling 10 overs.
Rain stopped play 78 minutes before the scheduled close.
Mark Waugh was taken to hospital with stomach pains.
A thunderstorm stopped play for 50 minutes with Australia on 399/5.
Bevan was the runner for Gillespie and was involved in the mixup in Gillespie's run out.





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