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Test # 1431
The Ashes, 1998/99, 2nd Test
Australia v England
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
28,29,30 November 1998 (5-day match)

Result: Australia won by 7 wickets
Series: Australia leads the 5-Test series 1-0

Toss: Australia
Umpires: DJ Harper and S Venkataraghavan (Ind)
TV Umpire: TA Prue
Match Referee: JR Reid (NZ)
Test Debuts: AJ Tudor (Eng).
Man of the Match: DW Fleming

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: England 112, Australia 150/3 (ME Waugh 19*, Gillespie 5*, 49 overs)
  • Day 2: Australia 240, England 126/5 (Ramprakash 26*, Hick 42*, 47 overs)
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Healy            b Fleming              0  14  10  0 0
    MA Atherton           c Healy            b McGrath              1  26  18  0 0
    N Hussain             c Healy            b McGrath              6  28  24  0 0
    *+AJ Stewart                             b McGrath             38  58  29  4 0
    MR Ramprakash         c Taylor           b Fleming             26  97  60  1 0
    JP Crawley            c ME Waugh         b Gillespie            4  22  17  0 0
    GA Hick               c Healy            b Gillespie            0   2   2  0 0
    DG Cork               c Taylor           b Fleming              2  13  13  0 0
    AJ Tudor              not out                                  18  49  30  1 0
    D Gough               c ME Waugh         b Fleming             11  23  24  0 0
    AD Mullally           c Healy            b Fleming              0  10   9  0 0
    Extras                (lb 2, w 2, nb 2)                         6
    Total                 (all out, 39 overs, 180 mins)           112
    
    FoW: 1-2 (Butcher, 3.2 ov), 2-4 (Atherton, 6.2 ov),
         3-19 (Hussain, 10.4 ov), 4-62 (Stewart, 18.1 ov),
         5-74 (Crawley, 23.3 ov), 6-74 (Hick, 23.5 ov),
         7-81 (Cork, 26.6 ov), 8-90 (Ramprakash, 30.3 ov),
         9-108 (Gough, 36.3 ov), 10-112 (Mullally, 38.6 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     16      4     37      3 (1w)
    Fleming                     14      3     46      5 (1nb)
    Gillespie                    7      0     23      2 (1nb, 1w)
    Miller                       2      0      4      0
    
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor            c Stewart          b Cork                61 187 144  6 0
    MJ Slater             c Butcher          b Gough               34 102  70  6 0
    JL Langer             c Crawley          b Ramprakash          15  56  40  2 0
    ME Waugh              c Butcher          b Tudor               36 203 130  4 0
    JN Gillespie          c Stewart          b Mullally            11  86  71  0 0
    SR Waugh                                 b Tudor               33  78  61  6 0
    RT Ponting            c Stewart          b Tudor               11  32  18  0 0
    +IA Healy             lbw                b Gough               12   6   7  2 0
    DW Fleming            c Hick             b Gough                0   1   1  0 0
    CR Miller             not out                                   3  16   5  0 0
    GD McGrath            c Cork             b Tudor                0   2   2  0 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 10, nb 13)                      24
    Total                 (all out, 89.2 overs, 389 mins)         240
    
    FoW: 1-81 (Slater, 24.3 ov), 2-115 (Langer, 37.3 ov),
         3-138 (Taylor, 43.5 ov), 4-165 (Gillespie, 64.4 ov),
         5-209 (SR Waugh, 83.4 ov), 6-214 (ME Waugh, 85.3 ov),
         7-228 (Healy, 86.4 ov), 8-228 (Fleming, 86.5 ov),
         9-239 (Ponting, 89.1 ov), 10-240 (McGrath, 89.2 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       25      9     43      3 (3nb)
    Cork                        21      5     49      1 (3nb)
    Tudor                       20.2    5     89      4 (7nb)
    Mullally                    21     10     36      1
    Ramprakash                   2      0     12      1
    
    England 2nd innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Ponting          b Fleming              1  13  15  0 0
    MA Atherton           c Taylor           b Fleming             35  82  56  6 0
    N Hussain             lbw                b Fleming              1  15  14  0 0
    *+AJ Stewart          c Taylor           b Fleming              0   8   5  0 0
    MR Ramprakash         not out                                  47 270 184  5 0
    JP Crawley            c Langer           b Miller              15  63  45  0 0
    GA Hick               c Ponting          b Gillespie           68  99  73  8 2
    DG Cork               lbw                b Gillespie           16  47  31  1 0
    AJ Tudor              c Healy            b Gillespie            0   2   2  0 0
    D Gough               lbw                b Gillespie            0   2   1  0 0
    AD Mullally                              b Gillespie            0   6   4  0 0
    Extras                (nb 8)                                    8
    Total                 (all out, 70.2 overs, 309 mins)         191
    
    FoW: 1-5 (Butcher, 3.4 ov), 2-11 (Hussain, 7.3 ov),
         3-15 (Stewart, 9.2 ov), 4-40 (Atherton, 19.4 ov),
         5-67 (Crawley, 35.2 ov), 6-158 (Hick, 58.3 ov),
         7-189 (Cork, 68.3 ov), 8-189 (Tudor, 68.5 ov),
         9-189 (Gough, 68.6 ov), 10-191 (Mullally, 70.2 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     26     10     47      0 (1nb)
    Fleming                     19      7     45      4 (1nb)
    Gillespie                   15.2    2     88      5 (6nb)
    Miller                      10      4     11      1
    
    Australia 2nd innings (target: 64 runs)                         R   M   B  4 6
    MJ Slater                            c & b Gough               17  40  38  1 0
    *MA Taylor            c Hick             b Mullally             3  22  15  0 0
    JL Langer             c Atherton         b Tudor                7  40  21  0 0
    ME Waugh              not out                                  17  57  37  2 0
    SR Waugh              not out                                  15  35  29  2 0
    Extras                (lb 3, nb 2)                              5
    Total                 (3 wickets, 23 overs, 101 mins)          64
    
    DNB: RT Ponting, +IA Healy, CR Miller, DW Fleming, JN Gillespie,
         GD McGrath.
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Taylor, 5.5 ov), 2-24 (Slater, 10.2 ov),
         3-36 (Langer, 15.2 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                        9      5     18      1
    Mullally                     9      0     24      1
    Tudor                        5      0     19      1 (2nb)
    

    • Test Umpiring Debut: DJ Harper
    • Twelfth Men: MS Kasprowicz (Australia) and DW Headley (England)

      Day 1

    • Lunch: England 76/6 (Ramprakash 22*, Cork 0*, 25 overs)
    • Tea: England 112, Australia 35/0 (Taylor 16*, Slater 16*, 13 overs)
    • On 38, Stewart passed 1000 Test runs for the 1998 calendar year
    • England 100 off 34.3 overs
    • DW Fleming 1st Test 5 wicket haul
    • Australia 100 off 33.3 overs
    • MA Taylor 50 in 157 mins, off 122 balls, 5x4, brought up his 50 with a four off Ramprakash, 39th Test 50

      Day 2

    • Lunch: Australia 194/4 (SR Waugh 19*, ME Waugh 34*, 79 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 240, England 19/3 (Atherton 16*, Ramprakash 0*, 13 overs)
    • Australia 200 off 81.4 overs
    • England 100 off 42.3 overs

      Day 3

    • Lunch: England 191
    • GA Hick 50 off 54 balls, 5x4, 2x6, 16th Test 50
    • Upon taking the catch of Tudor, Healy broke the record for most catches by any player in Test cricket (prev. RW Marsh, 343 catches)
    • JN Gillespie 3rd Test 5 wicket haul

    • Match Attendance 45,922




  • Match Pictures | Tony Greig Audio Report | Report from AFP | Report from the Electronic Telegraph

    Tour Index

    Team Pages: Australia, England.

    Ground Page: W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

    England Player Pages: MA Butcher, MA Atherton, N Hussain, AJ Stewart, MR Ramprakash, JP Crawley, GA Hick, DG Cork, AJ Tudor, D Gough, AD Mullally.

    Australia Player Pages: MA Taylor, MJ Slater, JL Langer, ME Waugh, JN Gillespie, SR Waugh, RT Ponting, IA Healy, DW Fleming, CR Miller, GD McGrath.

    Match Officials' Pages: DJ Harper, S Venkataraghavan, TA Prue, JR Reid.

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