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Australia v England
England in Australia 1998/99 (4th Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th December 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultEngland won by 12 runs
UmpiresSA Bucknor, DJ Harper
TV umpireGTD Morrow
RefereeJR Reid
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 59/2 (Langer 26*, ME Waugh 12*; 18 overs)
Close of play day 3England (2) 65/2 (Stewart 43*, Headley 0*; 22 overs)
Man of the MatchDW Headley

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Athertonc Healy b McGrath053-- 
*AJ Stewartb MacGill10716021216- 
MA Butcherc Langer b McGrath079-- 
N Hussainc Healy b Nicholson1956832- 
MR Ramprakashc McGrath b SR Waugh63921205- 
GA Hickc Fleming b MacGill39678431 
+WK Heggc Healy b SR Waugh3511-- 
DW Headleyc Taylor b McGrath144952-- 
D Goughb MacGill1114212- 
ARC Frasernot out0211-- 
AD Mullallylbw b MacGill053-- 
Extras(7 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)14
Total(all out, 309 minutes, 76 overs)270
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Atherton, 0.5 ov), 2-4 (Butcher, 2.5 ov), 3-81 (Hussain, 22.5 ov), 4-200 (Stewart, 51.4 ov), 5-202 (Ramprakash, 52.5 ov), 6-206 (Hegg, 56.1 ov), 7-244 (Headley, 70.5 ov), 8-266 (Hick, 73.5 ov), 9-270 (Gough, 75.1 ov), 10-270 (Mullally, 76 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath22   5643-5
Fleming19   3710-1
Nicholson10   0591--
MacGill19   26141-
SR Waugh6   282--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorc Hick b Gough72944-- 
MJ Slaterlbw b Gough11418-- 
JL Langerc Hussain b Gough441031685- 
ME Waughlbw b Fraser3667933- 
SR Waughnot out12219831513- 
DS Lehmannc Hegg b Gough1323282- 
+IA Healyc Headley b Fraser3655683- 
DW Flemingc Hick b Mullally1230412- 
MJ Nicholsonb Gough51823-- 
SCG MacGillc Hegg b Mullally4363983- 
GD McGrathb Mullally022-- 
Extras(4 b, 6 lb, 11 nb)21
Total(all out, 452 minutes, 98.3 overs)340
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Slater, 4.3 ov), 2-26 (Taylor, 10.1 ov), 3-98 (ME Waugh, 29.4 ov), 4-127 (Langer, 40.4 ov), 5-151 (Lehmann, 46.2 ov), 6-209 (Healy, 61.5 ov), 7-235 (Fleming, 71.3 ov), 8-252 (Nicholson, 76.6 ov), 9-340 (MacGill, 98.1 ov), 10-340 (McGrath, 98.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough28   7965-4
Headley25   3860-3
Mullally21.35643--
Ramprakash2   060--
Fraser22   0782-4

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Athertonb Fleming098-- 
*AJ Stewartc Slater b MacGill52981204- 
MA Butcherc Slater b MacGill144567-- 
DW Headleyb McGrath11522-- 
N Hussainc Slater b Nicholson501311576- 
MR Ramprakashb Nicholson144366-- 
GA Hickb Fleming60821238- 
+WK Heggc MacGill b Nicholson921281- 
D Goughc Slater b MacGill41420-- 
ARC Frasernot out72027-- 
AD Mullallyc and b McGrath1615213- 
Extras(2 b, 4 lb, 11 nb)17
Total(all out, 333 minutes, 80.2 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Atherton, 1.5 ov), 2-61 (Butcher, 17.5 ov), 3-66 (Headley, 24.1 ov), 4-78 (Stewart, 29.3 ov), 5-127 (Ramprakash, 46.2 ov), 6-178 (Hussain, 63.1 ov), 7-202 (Hegg, 69.6 ov), 8-221 (Gough, 74.2 ov), 9-221 (Hick, 75.1 ov), 10-244 (Mullally, 80.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath20.25562-6
Fleming17   4452-1
Nicholson15   4563--
MacGill27   3813-4
ME Waugh1   100--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MJ Slaterlbw b Headley1823263- 
*MA Taylorc Headley b Mullally1933501- 
JL Langerc Ramprakash b Mullally30531053- 
ME Waughc Hick b Headley43811162- 
SR Waughnot out30491082- 
DS Lehmannc Hegg b Headley4711-- 
+IA Healyc Hick b Headley028-- 
DW Fleminglbw b Headley032-- 
MJ Nicholsonc Hegg b Headley92941-- 
SCG MacGillb Gough024-- 
GD McGrathlbw b Gough022-- 
Extras(4 b, 1 lb, 4 nb)9
Total(all out, 241 minutes, 46.4 overs)162
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Slater, 5.5 ov), 2-41 (Taylor, 10.5 ov), 3-103 (Langer, 26.5 ov), 4-130 (ME Waugh, 33.5 ov), 5-140 (Lehmann, 35.6 ov), 6-140 (Healy, 37.2 ov), 7-140 (Fleming, 37.5 ov), 8-161 (Nicholson, 45.5 ov), 9-162 (MacGill, 46.2 ov), 10-162 (McGrath, 46.4 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gough15.42542-1
Headley17   5606-3
Mullally10   4202--
Fraser4   0230--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> Day 1 Lunch: England (1) 0/0 ( 0*; 0 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: England (1) 0/0 ( 0*; 0 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: England (1) 127/3 (Stewart 78*, Ramprakash 19*)
--> Day 2 Tea: England (1) 237/6 (Hick 18*, Headley 14*)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Australia (1) 163/4 (SR Waugh 37*, Healy 5*)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (1) 252/8 (SR Waugh 77*)
--> Day 4 Lunch: England (2) 174/5 (Hussain 50*, Hick 30*)
--> Day 4 Tea: England (2) 244 all out
--> MR Ramprakash (1) passed 1500 runs in Test matches when he reached 31
--> WK Hegg made his debut in Test matches
--> MA Taylor (1) passed 7500 runs in Test matches when he reached 5
--> SR Waugh (1) passed 7000 runs in Test matches when he reached 43
--> DW Fleming (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> MJ Nicholson made his debut in Test matches
--> SCG MacGill (1) passed his previous highest score of 23 in Test matches
--> SCG MacGill (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches
--> ARC Fraser made his last appearance in Test matches
--> MJ Nicholson made his last appearance in Test matches
--> WK Hegg made his debut for England in first-class matches
--> MJ Nicholson made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> DS Lehmann made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> DW Headley achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed DW Fleming in the Australia second innings (previous best was 4-72)
--> DW Headley achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia second innings

Toss was made at 10:50am on the 1st day before further rain abandoned the day

 

 

 

 

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