England v Australia
Australia in British Isles 1997 (4th Test)
VenueHeadingley, Leeds on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th July 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by an innings and 61 runs
UmpiresMJ Kitchen, CJ Mitchley
TV umpireR Julian
RefereeCW Smith
ScorersJT Potter (England), MK Walsh (Australia)
Close of play day 1England (1) 106/3 (Atherton 34*, Headley 0*; 36 overs)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 258/4 (Elliott 134*, Ponting 86*; 67 overs)
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 373/5 (Elliott 164*, Healy 27*; 95.2 overs)
Close of play day 4England (2) 212/4 (Hussain 101*, Crawley 48*; 63 overs)
Man of the MatchJN Gillespie

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherc Blewett b Reiffel2457612- 
*MA Athertonc Gillespie b McGrath411432226- 
+AJ Stewartc Blewett b Gillespie72426-- 
N Hussainc Taylor b McGrath2641584- 
DW Headleyc SR Waugh b Gillespie2232482- 
GP Thorpeb Gillespie1526293- 
JP Crawleyc Blewett b Gillespie21323-- 
MA Ealhamnot out82442-- 
RDB Croftc Ponting b Gillespie68121- 
D Goughb Gillespie026-- 
AM Smithb Gillespie022-- 
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)21
Total(all out, 269 minutes, 59.4 overs)172
Fall of wickets:
1-43 (Butcher), 2-58 (Stewart), 3-103 (Hussain), 4-138 (Headley), 5-154 (Atherton), 6-154 (Thorpe), 7-163 (Crawley), 8-172 (Croft), 9-172 (Gough), 10-172 (Smith)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath22   567213
Reiffel20   4411-9
Blewett3   0170--
Warne1   020--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorc Stewart b Gough01110-- 
MTG Elliottb Gough199351450263 
GS Blewettc Stewart b Gough1816-- 
ME Waughc and b Headley818301- 
SR Waughc Crawley b Headley41215-- 
RT Pontingc Ealham b Gough127202261161 
+IA Healyb Ealham3146586- 
SK Warnec Thorpe b Ealham053-- 
PR Reiffelnot out54721095- 
JN Gillespieb Gough31818-- 
GD McGrathnot out2030391- 
Extras(9 b, 10 lb, 35 nb)54
Total(9 wickets, declared, 509 minutes, 123 overs)501
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Taylor), 2-16 (Blewett), 3-43 (ME Waugh), 4-50 (SR Waugh), 5-318 (Ponting), 6-382 (Healy), 7-383 (Warne), 8-444 (Elliott), 9-461 (Gillespie)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough36   51495-8
Headley25   21252-12
Smith23   2890-7
Ealham19   3562-2
Croft18   1490--
Butcher2   0140-6

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherc Healy b McGrath1918183- 
*MA Athertonc Warne b McGrath21325-- 
+AJ Stewartb Reiffel1630413- 
N Hussainc Gillespie b Warne10518125014- 
GP Thorpec ME Waugh b Gillespie1530401- 
JP Crawleyb Reiffel7221426310- 
MA Ealhamc ME Waugh b Reiffel44767-- 
DW Headleylbw b Reiffel31730-- 
RDB Croftc Healy b Reiffel57161- 
D Goughc ME Waugh b Gillespie012-- 
AM Smithnot out4431- 
Extras(6 b, 4 lb, 13 nb)23
Total(all out, 382 minutes, 91.1 overs)268
Fall of wickets:
1-23 (Butcher), 2-28 (Atherton), 3-57 (Stewart), 4-89 (Thorpe), 5-222 (Hussain), 6-252 (Ealham), 7-256 (Crawley), 8-263 (Headley), 9-264 (Gough), 10-268 (Croft)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath22   5802-2
Gillespie23   8652-2
Warne21   6531-2
SR Waugh4   1110-1

--> AM Smith made his debut in Test matches
--> MTG Elliott (1) passed his previous highest score of 112 in Test matches
--> RT Ponting (1) passed his previous highest score of 96 in Test matches
--> JN Gillespie achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed D Gough in the England first innings (previous best was 5-54)

12th Men: AD McGrath (England) and MS Kasprowicz (Australia)





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