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Test # 1062 (1061/261)
The Ashes, 1986/87, 4th Test
Australia v England
Melbourne Cricket Ground
26,27,28 December 1986 (5-day match)

Result: England won by an innings and 14 runs
England leads the 5-Test series 2-0

Toss: England
Umpires: AR Crafter and RA French
Man of the Match: GC Small

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: Australia 141, England 95/1 (Broad 56*, Gatting 8*)
  • Day 2: England 349
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    GR Marsh              c Richards         b Botham              17  69  47  2 0
    DC Boon               c Botham           b Small                7  20  11  1 0
    DM Jones              c Gower            b Small               59 154 136  6 0
    *AR Border            c Richards         b Botham              15  43  26  2 0
    SR Waugh              c Botham           b Small               10  43  30  0 0
    GRJ Matthews          c Botham           b Small               14  76  50  1 0
    PR Sleep              c Richards         b Small                0  12   8  0 0
    +TJ Zoehrer                              b Botham               5  12   7  1 0
    CJ McDermott          c Richards         b Botham               0   7   4  0 0
    MG Hughes             c Richards         b Botham               2  15  15  0 0
    BA Reid               not out                                   2   6   3  0 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 7)                   10
    Total                 (all out, 54.4 overs)                   141
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Boon), 2-44 (Marsh), 3-80 (Border), 4-108 (Waugh),
         5-118 (Jones), 6-118 (Sleep), 7-129 (Zoehrer),
         8-133 (McDermott), 9-137 (Hughes), 10-141 (Matthews).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Small                       22.4    7     48      5
    DeFreitas                   11      1     30      0
    Emburey                      4      0     16      0
    Botham                      16      4     41      5
    Gatting                      1      0      4      0
    
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    BC Broad              c Zoehrer          b Hughes             112 329 255  9 0
    CWJ Athey             lbw                b Reid                21  74  58  1 0
    *MW Gatting           c Hughes           b Reid                40 173 118  2 0
    AJ Lamb               c Zoehrer          b Reid                43 140  92  5 0
    DI Gower              c Matthews         b Sleep                7  22  17  1 0
    IT Botham             c Zoehrer          b McDermott           29  66  54  4 0
    +CJ Richards          c Marsh            b Reid                 3  32  14  0 0
    PAJ DeFreitas         c Matthews         b McDermott            7  21  14  1 0
    JE Emburey                           c & b McDermott           22  42  30  2 0
    PH Edmonds            lbw                b McDermott           19  67  49  1 0
    GC Small              not out                                  21  42  36  2 0
    Extras                (b 6, lb 7, w 1, nb 11)                  25
    Total                 (all out, 120.5 overs)                  349
    
    FoW: 1-58 (Athey), 2-163 (Gatting), 3-198 (Broad), 4-219 (Gower),
         5-251 (Lamb), 6-273 (Botham), 7-277 (Richards),
         8-289 (DeFreitas), 9-319 (Emburey), 10-349 (Edmonds).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McDermott                   26.5    4     83      4
    Hughes                      30      3     94      1
    Reid                        28      5     78      4
    Waugh                        8      4     16      0
    Sleep                       28      4     65      1
    
    Australia 2nd innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    GR Marsh              run out                                  60 214 142 11 0
    DC Boon               c Gatting          b Small                8  21  21  0 0
    DM Jones              c Gatting          b DeFreitas           21  45  33  3 0
    *AR Border            c Emburey          b Small               34  85  82  4 0
    SR Waugh                                 b Edmonds             49 115 103  3 0
    GRJ Matthews                             b Emburey              0   8   7  0 0
    PR Sleep              run out                                   6  25  25  1 0
    +TJ Zoehrer           c Athey            b Edmonds              1   9   8  0 0
    CJ McDermott                             b Emburey              1  16  14  0 0
    MG Hughes             c Small            b Edmonds              8  11   8  2 0
    BA Reid               not out                                   0   5   4  0 0
    Extras                (lb 3, w 1, nb 2)                         6
    Total                 (all out, 73.4 overs)                   194
    
    FoW: 1-13 (Boon), 2-48 (Jones), 3-113 (Border), 4-153 (Marsh),
         5-153 (Matthews), 6-175 (Sleep), 7-180 (Zoehrer),
         8-185 (Waugh), 9-189 (McDermott), 10-194 (Hughes).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    DeFreitas                   12      1     44      1
    Small                       15      3     40      2
    Botham                       7      1     19      0
    Edmonds                     19.4    5     45      3
    Emburey                     20      5     43      2
    


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    Team Pages: Australia, England.

    Ground Page: Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Australia Player Pages: GR Marsh, DC Boon, DM Jones, AR Border, SR Waugh, GRJ Matthews, PR Sleep, TJ Zoehrer, CJ McDermott, MG Hughes, BA Reid.

    England Player Pages: BC Broad, CWJ Athey, MW Gatting, AJ Lamb, DI Gower, IT Botham, CJ Richards, PAJ DeFreitas, JE Emburey, PH Edmonds, GC Small.

    Match Officials' Pages: AR Crafter, RA French.

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