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Test # 1373 (1371/289)
The Ashes, 1997, 4th Test
England v Australia
Headingley, Leeds
24,25,26,27,28 July 1997 (5-day match)

Result: Australia won by an innings and 61 runs
Series: Australia leads the 6-Test series 2-1

Toss: Australia
Umpires: MJ Kitchen and CJ Mitchley (SA)
TV Umpire: R Julian
Match Referee: CW Smith (WI)
Test Debuts: AM Smith (Eng).
Man of the match: JN Gillespie

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: England 106/3 (Atherton 34*, Headley 0*, 36 overs)
  • Day 2: England 172, Australia 258/4 (Elliott 134*, Ponting 86*, 67 overs)
  • Day 3: Australia 373/5 (Elliott 164*, Healy 27*, 95.2 overs)
  • Day 4: Australia 501/9d, England 212/4 (Hussain 101*, Crawley 48*, 63 ov)
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Blewett          b Reiffel             24  61  57  2 0
    *MA Atherton          c Gillespie        b McGrath             41 222 143  6 0
    +AJ Stewart           c Blewett          b Gillespie            7  26  24  0 0
    N Hussain             c Taylor           b McGrath             26  58  41  4 0
    DW Headley            c SR Waugh         b Gillespie           22  48  32  2 0
    GP Thorpe                                b Gillespie           15  29  26  3 0
    JP Crawley            c Blewett          b Gillespie            2  23  13  0 0
    MA Ealham             not out                                   8  42  24  0 0
    RDB Croft             c Ponting          b Gillespie            6  12   8  1 0
    D Gough                                  b Gillespie            0   6   2  0 0
    AM Smith                                 b Gillespie            0   2   2  0 0
    Extras                (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 12)                  21
    Total                 (all out, 59.4 overs, 269 mins)         172
    
    FoW: 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).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     22      5     67      2 (3nb, 1w)
    Reiffel                     20      4     41      1 (9nb)
    Gillespie                   13.4    1     37      7 (2nb)
    Blewett                      3      0     17      0
    Warne                        1      0      2      0
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor            c Stewart          b Gough                0  10  11  0 0
    MTG Elliott                              b Gough              199 450 351 26 3
    GS Blewett            c Stewart          b Gough                1  16   8  0 0
    ME Waugh                             c & b Headley              8  30  18  1 0
    SR Waugh              c Crawley          b Headley              4  15  12  0 0
    RT Ponting            c Ealham           b Gough              127 261 202 16 1
    +IA Healy                                b Ealham              31  58  46  6 0
    SK Warne              c Thorpe           b Ealham               0   3   5  0 0
    PR Reiffel            not out                                  54 109  72  5 0
    JN Gillespie                             b Gough                3  18  18  0 0
    GD McGrath            not out                                  20  39  30  1 0
    Extras                (b 9, lb 10, nb 35)                      54
    Total                 (9 wickets decl, 123 overs, 509 mins)   501
    
    FoW: 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).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       36      5    149      5 (8nb)
    Headley                     25      2    125      2 (12nb)
    Smith                       23      2     89      0 (7nb)
    Ealham                      19      3     56      2 (2nb)
    Croft                       18      1     49      0
    Butcher                      2      0     14      0 (6nb)
    
    England 2nd innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Healy            b McGrath             19  18  18  3 0
    *MA Atherton          c Warne            b McGrath              2  25  13  0 0
    +AJ Stewart                              b Reiffel             16  41  30  3 0
    N Hussain             c Gillespie        b Warne              105 250 181 14 0
    GP Thorpe             c ME Waugh         b Gillespie           15  40  30  1 0
    JP Crawley                               b Reiffel             72 263 214 10 0
    MA Ealham             c ME Waugh         b Reiffel              4  67  47  0 0
    DW Headley            lbw                b Reiffel              3  30  17  0 0
    RDB Croft             c Healy            b Reiffel              5  16   7  1 0
    D Gough               c ME Waugh         b Gillespie            0   2   1  0 0
    AM Smith              not out                                   4   3   4  1 0
    Extras                (b 6, lb 4, nb 13)                       23
    Total                 (all out, 91.1 overs, 382 mins)         268
    
    FoW: 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).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     22      5     80      2 (2nb)
    Reiffel                     21.1    2     49      5 (8nb)
    Gillespie                   23      8     65      2 (2nb)
    Warne                       21      6     53      1 (2nb)
    SR Waugh                     4      1     11      0 (1nb)
    

    • Scorers: JT Potter (England) and MK Walsh (Australia)
    • 12th Men: AD McGrath (England) and MS Kasprowicz (Australia)




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    Team Pages: England, Australia.

    Ground Page: Headingley, Leeds

    England Player Pages: MA Butcher, MA Atherton, AJ Stewart, N Hussain, DW Headley, GP Thorpe, JP Crawley, MA Ealham, RDB Croft, D Gough, AM Smith.

    Australia Player Pages: MA Taylor, MTG Elliott, GS Blewett, ME Waugh, SR Waugh, RT Ponting, IA Healy, SK Warne, PR Reiffel, JN Gillespie, GD McGrath.

    Match Officials' Pages: MJ Kitchen, CJ Mitchley, R Julian, CW Smith.

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