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Format: CricInfo Version 1t

Test # 1370 (1369/287)
The Ashes, 1997, 2nd Test
England v Australia
Lord's, London
19,20,21,22,23 June 1997 (5-day match)

Result: Match drawn
England leads the 6-Test series 1-0

Toss: Australia
Umpires: DR Shepherd and S Venkataraghavan (Ind)
TV Umpire: DJ Constant
Match Referee: RS Madugalle (SL)
Man of the Match: GD McGrath

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: No play
  • Day 2: England 38/3 (Hussain 10*, Thorpe 13*)
  • Day 3: England 77, Australia 131/2 (Elliott 55*, ME Waugh 26*)
  • Day 4: Australia 213/7 (Healy 13*, Reiffel 1*)
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Blewett          b McGrath              5  27  26  1 0
    *MA Atherton          c Taylor           b McGrath              1  37  24  0 0
    +AJ Stewart                              b McGrath              1  19  13  0 0
    N Hussain             lbw                b McGrath             19 108  73  2 0
    GP Thorpe             c Blewett          b Reiffel             21  60  49  4 0
    JP Crawley            c Healy            b McGrath              1  22  17  0 0
    MA Ealham             c Elliott          b Reiffel              7  51  30  1 0
    RDB Croft             c Healy            b McGrath              2  18  13  0 0
    D Gough               c Healy            b McGrath             10  12  10  2 0
    AR Caddick            lbw                b McGrath              1   8   5  0 0
    DE Malcolm            not out                                   0   3   0  0 0
    Extras                (b 4, nb 5)                               9
    Total                 (all out, 42.3 overs)                    77
    
    FoW: 1-11 (Butcher), 2-12 (Atherton), 3-13 (Stewart),
         4-47 (Thorpe), 5-56 (Crawley), 6-62 (Hussain),
         7-66 (Croft), 8-76 (Gough), 9-77 (Ealham),
         10-77 (Caddick).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     20.3    8     38      8
    Reiffel                     15      9     17      2 (3nb)
    Kasprowicz                   5      1      9      0 (2nb)
    Warne                        2      0      9      0
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor                               b Gough                1  16  15  0 0
    MTG Elliott           c Crawley          b Caddick            112 240 180 20 0
    GS Blewett            c Hussain          b Croft               45  83  70  7 0
    ME Waugh              c Malcolm          b Caddick             33  82  60  1 0
    SK Warne              c Hussain          b Gough                0   5   4  0 0
    SR Waugh              lbw                b Caddick              0   3   1  0 0
    MG Bevan              c Stewart          b Caddick              4   8   7  1 0
    +IA Healy             not out                                  13  44  23  2 0
    PR Reiffel            not out                                   1   6   6  0 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 3)                               4
    Total                 (7 wickets declared, 61 overs)          213
    
    DNB: MS Kasprowicz, GD McGrath.
    
    FoW: 1-4 (Taylor), 2-73 (Blewett), 3-147 (ME Waugh),
         4-147 (Warne), 5-147 (SR Waugh), 6-159 (Bevan),
         7-212 (Elliott).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       20      4     82      2
    Caddick                     22      6     71      4
    Malcolm                      7      1     26      0
    Croft                       12      5     30      1
    
    England 2nd innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher                               b Warne               87 266 210 14 0
    *MA Atherton          hit wicket         b Kasprowicz          77 220 159 10 0
    +AJ Stewart           c Kasprowicz       b McGrath             13  29  24  2 0
    N Hussain                            c & b Warne                0   5   5  0 0
    GP Thorpe             not out                                  30  61  39  4 0
    JP Crawley            not out                                  29  51  45  4 0
    Extras                (b 8, lb 14, w 1, nb 7)                  30
    Total                 (4 wickets declared, 79 overs)          266
    
    DNB: MA Ealham, RDB Croft, D Gough, AR Caddick, DE Malcolm.
    
    FoW: 1-162 (Atherton), 2-189 (Stewart), 3-197 (Hussain),
         4-202 (Butcher).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     20      5     65      1 (2nb)
    Reiffel                     13      5     29      0 (2nb)
    Kasprowicz                  15      3     54      1 (4nb)
    Warne                       19      4     47      2 (1w)
    Bevan                        8      1     29      0
    SR Waugh                     4      0     20      0
    

      Day 1

    • No Play was possible due to rain.

      Day 2

    • Rain stopped play after 21 overs. England 38/3 (Hussain 10*, Thorpe 13*).
    • England's total of 77 is their lowest at Lord's since 1888, their lowest against Australia since 1948, and their lowest in any Test innings since 1993-94.
    • GD McGrath 8-38:
    • * His personal best bowling in Test and first-class cricket;
    • * The 23rd best individual bowling by any player in Test cricket;
    • * The 3rd best innings performance by an Australian in a Test. (Best since Arthur Mailey took 9-121 v England at Melbourne, 1920-21);
    • * The best individual bowling by an Australian in an innings at Lord's (previously 8-53 by Bob Massie, 1972);
    • * The best individual bowling for either side in an Ashes Test at Lord's (previously Hedley Verity, 1934);
    • * The second-best bowling in an innings of a Lord's Test (best 8-34 by Ian Botham v Pakistan, 1978(/a)).
    • Australia 1st Innings: Crawley kept wicket while Stewart was off the field at the start of the innings (back spasms).




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    Team Pages: England, Australia.

    Ground Page: Lord's, London

    England Player Pages: MA Butcher, MA Atherton, AJ Stewart, N Hussain, GP Thorpe, JP Crawley, MA Ealham, RDB Croft, D Gough, AR Caddick, DE Malcolm.

    Australia Player Pages: MA Taylor, MTG Elliott, GS Blewett, ME Waugh, SK Warne, SR Waugh, MG Bevan, IA Healy, PR Reiffel, MS Kasprowicz, GD McGrath.

    Match Officials' Pages: DR Shepherd, S Venkataraghavan, DJ Constant, RS Madugalle.

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