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Test # 1434
The Ashes, 1998/99, 3rd Test
Australia v England
Adelaide Oval
11,12,13,14,15 December 1998 (5-day match)

Result: Australia won by 205 runs
Series: Australia leads the 5-Test series 2-0

Toss: Australia
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and SJ Davis
TV Umpire: PM Angley
Match Referee: JR Reid (NZ)
Man of the Match: JL Langer

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: Australia 266/4 (Langer 108*, Ponting 0*, 90 overs)
  • Day 2: Australia 391, England 160/3 (Hussain 58*, Ramprakash 45*, 52 overs)
  • Day 3: England 227, Australia 150/1 (Slater 74*, Langer 34*, 60 overs)
  • Day 4: Australia 278/5d, England 122/4 (Ramprakash 43*, Stewart 0*, 51 overs)
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    MJ Slater             c Stewart          b Headley             17  52  37  1 0
    *MA Taylor            c Hussain          b Such                59 186 124  5 0
    JL Langer             not out                                 179 491 350 13 0
    ME Waugh                             c & b Such                 7  35  30  0 0
    SR Waugh              c Hick             b Gough               59 148 109  4 1
    RT Ponting            c Hick             b Gough                5  32  28  0 0
    +IA Healy             c Ramprakash       b Headley             13  38  27  1 0
    DW Fleming            lbw                b Headley             12  29  23  2 0
    SCG MacGill                              b Such                 0   5   4  0 0
    CR Miller             lbw                b Headley             11  14   9  2 0
    GD McGrath            c Stewart          b Gough               10  47  27  1 0
    Extras                (lb 6, nb 13)                            19
    Total                 (all out, 125.5 overs, 545 mins)        391
    
    FoW: 1-28 (Slater, 11.4 ov), 2-140 (Taylor, 43.5 ov),
         3-156 (ME Waugh, 51.4 ov), 4-264 (SR Waugh, 86.4 ov),
         5-274 (Ponting, 94.6 ov), 6-311 (Healy, 103.3 ov),
         7-338 (Fleming, 109.6 ov), 8-339 (MacGill, 110.5 ov),
         9-354 (Miller, 113.6 ov), 10-391 (McGrath, 125.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       29.5    4    103      3 (6nb)
    Mullally                    26      5     59      0
    Headley                     23      1     97      4 (6nb)
    Such                        38      8     99      3 (1nb)
    Ramprakash                   9      1     27      0
    
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            lbw                b Miller               6  47  35  0 0
    MA Atherton           c Taylor           b MacGill             41 108  92  2 0
    N Hussain             not out                                  89 263 204  8 0
    *+AJ Stewart          c Slater           b Miller               0   3   3  0 0
    MR Ramprakash         c ME Waugh         b McGrath             61 134 120  6 2
    JP Crawley                               b McGrath              5  25  20  1 0
    GA Hick               c Taylor           b MacGill              8  18  16  2 0
    DW Headley            lbw                b MacGill              0   1   1  0 0
    D Gough               c Healy            b MacGill              7   8   5  1 0
    AD Mullally                              b Fleming              0   4   5  0 0
    PM Such               lbw                b Fleming              0   2   1  0 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 3, w 1, nb 5)                   10
    Total                 (all out, 82.5 overs, 311 mins)         227
    
    FoW: 1-18 (Butcher, 11.5 ov), 2-83 (Atherton, 28.4 ov),
         3-84 (Stewart, 29.2 ov), 4-187 (Ramprakash, 68.6 ov),
         5-195 (Crawley, 74.5 ov), 6-210 (Hick, 79.3 ov),
         7-210 (Headley, 79.4 ov), 8-226 (Gough, 81.4 ov),
         9-227 (Mullally, 82.4 ov), 10-227 (Such, 82.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     18      4     48      2 (5nb, 1w)
    Fleming                     10.5    2     34      2
    Miller                      23      6     71      2
    MacGill                     28      6     53      4
    ME Waugh                     3      0     17      0
    
    Australia 2nd innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor            lbw                b Such                29  89  71  3 0
    MJ Slater             lbw                b Gough              103 276 191  8 1
    JL Langer             c sub (BC Hollioake) b Such              52 227 183  2 0
    ME Waugh              not out                                  51 126  83  5 0
    SR Waugh              c Hick             b Headley              7  21  22  0 0
    RT Ponting                               b Gough               10  42  30  1 0
    +IA Healy             not out                                   7  20  13  0 0
    Extras                (lb 12, w 1, nb 6)                       19
    Total                 (5 wickets decl, 98 overs, 403 mins)    278
    
    DNB: DW Fleming, SCG MacGill, CR Miller, GD McGrath.
    
    FoW: 1-54 (Taylor, 21.4 ov), 2-188 (Slater, 68.3 ov),
         3-216 (Langer, 77.3 ov), 4-230 (SR Waugh, 82.4 ov),
         5-268 (Ponting, 92.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       22      2     76      2
    Mullally                    16      6     18      0
    Headley                     18      1     78      1 (5nb)
    Such                        29      5     66      2 (1w)
    Ramprakash                  12      1     27      0
    Hick                         1      0      1      0
    
    England 2nd innings (target: 443 runs)                          R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            c Healy            b Fleming             19  50  39  0 0
    MA Atherton           c ME Waugh         b Miller               5  57  43  0 0
    N Hussain             lbw                b Miller              41 132  97  4 0
    MR Ramprakash                            b Fleming             57 185 173  2 0
    DW Headley            c ME Waugh         b Miller               2   3   4  0 0
    *+AJ Stewart          not out                                  63 148 122  6 0
    JP Crawley            c ME Waugh         b McGrath             13  68  53  1 0
    GA Hick               c Ponting          b McGrath              0   1   1  0 0
    D Gough               c Healy            b McGrath              3   9   9  0 0
    AD Mullally           c Healy            b Fleming              4   6   3  1 0
    PM Such               lbw                b McGrath              0   5   4  0 0
    Extras                (b 7, lb 9, nb 14)                       30
    Total                 (all out, 89 overs, 336 mins)           237
    
    FoW: 1-27 (Butcher, 12.2 ov), 2-31 (Atherton, 13.5 ov),
         3-120 (Hussain, 49.2 ov), 4-122 (Headley, 49.6 ov),
         5-163 (Ramprakash, 66.5 ov), 6-221 (Crawley, 84.4 ov),
         7-221 (Hick, 84.5 ov), 8-231 (Gough, 86.4 ov),
         9-236 (Mullally, 87.4 ov), 10-237 (Such, 88.6 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     17      0     50      4 (11nb)
    Fleming                     21      3     56      3 (3nb)
    Miller                      24      1     57      3
    MacGill                     25      8     55      0
    SR Waugh                     2      1      3      0
    

    • Twelfth Men: JN Gillespie (Australia) and BC Hollioake (England)

      Day 1

    • Lunch: Australia 78/1 (Taylor 30*, Langer 23*, 28 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 173/3 (Langer 67*, SR Waugh 10*, 56 overs)
    • On 2, Taylor passed 1000 runs for the 1998 calendar year
    • On 16, Taylor became Australia's 2nd highest run scorer in Test cricket (passing DC Boon, 7422 runs)
    • Australia 100 off 31.0 overs, brought up with a four by Taylor off Gough
    • MA Taylor 50 off 107 balls, 5x4, 40th Test 50
    • JL Langer 50 off 98 balls, 4x4
    • Australia 200 off 64.2 overs
    • JL Langer 100 off 197 balls, 7x4, 2nd Test 100
    • SR Waugh 50 off 100 balls, 3x4, 1x6, 39th Test 50
    • 4th wicket partnership (Langer/SR Waugh) 100 off 194 balls
    • Attendance: 13 600

      Day 2

    • Lunch: Australia 361/9 (Langer 157*, McGrath 3*, 116 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 391, England 40/1 (Hussain 11*, Atherton 16*, 18 overs)
    • Australia 300 off 102.0 overs, brought up with a four by Healy off Mullally
    • JL Langer 150 off 299 balls, 10x4
    • On 1, Atherton passed 6000 Test career runs
    • England 100 off 33.1 overs
    • N Hussain 50 off 95 balls, 6x4, brought up his 50 with a four off McGrath, 8th Test 50
    • Attendance 16 372

      Day 3

    • Lunch: England 227
    • Tea: Australia 73/1 (Langer 7*, Slater 28*, 30 overs)
    • MR Ramprakash 50 off 82 balls, 6x4, 1x6, brought up his 50 with a six off Miller, 7th Test 50
    • 4th wicket partnership (Hussain/Ramprakash) 100 off 212 balls
    • England 200 off 75.5 overs, brought up with a four by Hick off MacGill
    • Light rain delayed the start of the 3rd session by 10 minutes
    • Australia 100 off 43.1 overs, brought up with a four by Langer off Ramprakash
    • MJ Slater 50 off 127 balls, 3x4, 1x6
    • Attendance: 19 720

      Day 4

    • Lunch: Australia 253/4 (ME Waugh 35*, Ponting 8*, 88 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 278/5d, England 47/2 (Hussain 11*, Ramprakash 7*, 18 overs)
    • 2nd wicket partnership (Slater/Langer) 100 off 233 balls, brought up with a four by Slater off Gough
    • MJ Slater 100 in 272 mins, off 184 balls, 8x4, 1x6, 10th Test 100
    • Australia 200 off 72.4 overs
    • JL Langer 50 off 181 balls, 2x4, brought up his 100 with a four off Headley, 6th Test 50
    • Attendance: 14 817

      Day 5

    • Lunch: England 221/6 (Stewart 56*, 84.4 overs)
    • MR Ramprakash 50 off 159 balls, 2x4, 8th Test 50
    • AJ Stewart 50 off 102 balls, 5x4, brought up his 50 with a four off MacGill




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

    England Player Pages: MA Butcher, MA Atherton, N Hussain, AJ Stewart, MR Ramprakash, JP Crawley, GA Hick, DW Headley, D Gough, AD Mullally, PM Such.

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