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Test # 1439
The Ashes, 1998/99, 5th Test
Australia v England
Sydney Cricket Ground
2,3,4,5 January 1999 (5-day match)

Result: Australia won by 98 runs
Series: Australia wins the 5-Test series 3-1

Toss: Australia
Umpires: RS Dunne (NZ) and DB Hair
TV Umpire: SJA Taufel
Match Referee: JR Reid (NZ)
Man of the Match: SCG MacGill
Man of the Series: SR Waugh

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: Australia 322
  • Day 2: England 220, Australia 13/0 (Slater 11*, Taylor 2*; 7 overs)
  • Day 3: Australia 184, England 104/2 (Hussain 17*, Ramprakash 14*; 30 overs)
    Australia 1st innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    *MA Taylor            c Hick             b Headley              2  14   8  0 0
    MJ Slater             c Hegg             b Headley             18  63  35  2 0
    JL Langer             c Ramprakash       b Tudor               26  53  39  2 0
    ME Waugh              c Hegg             b Headley            121 293 205 10 0
    SR Waugh                                 b Such                96 202 171  9 0
    DS Lehmann            c Hussain          b Tudor               32  44  37  5 0
    +IA Healy             c Hegg             b Gough               14  48  28  1 0
    SK Warne              not out                                   2  14   7  0 0
    SCG MacGill                              b Gough                0   1   1  0 0
    CR Miller                                b Gough                0   2   1  0 0
    GD McGrath            c Hick             b Headley              0   1   2  0 0
    Extras                (lb 2, nb 9)                             11
    Total                 (all out, 87.3 overs)                   322
    
    FoW: 1-4 (Taylor, 3.1 ov), 2-52 (Slater, 12.4 ov),
         3-52 (Langer, 13.1 ov), 4-242 (SR Waugh, 66.2 ov),
         5-284 (Lehmann, 76.2 ov), 6-319 (ME Waugh, 85.1 ov),
         7-321 (Healy, 86.4 ov), 8-321 (MacGill, 86.5 ov),
         9-321 (Miller, 86.6 ov), 10-322 (McGrath, 87.3 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Gough                       17      4     61      3
    Headley                     19.3    3     62      4 (1nb)
    Tudor                       12      1     64      2 (8nb)
    Such                        24      6     77      1
    Ramprakash                  15      0     56      0
    
    England 1st innings                                             R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            lbw                b Warne               36  90  70  4 0
    *AJ Stewart           c Warne            b McGrath              3  28  17  0 0
    N Hussain             c ME Waugh         b Miller              42 174 126  4 0
    MR Ramprakash         c MacGill          b McGrath             14  52  42  1 0
    GA Hick               c Warne            b MacGill             23  54  38  3 1
    JP Crawley            c Taylor           b MacGill             44 118  75  5 0
    +WK Hegg                                 b Miller              15  53  50  0 0
    AJ Tudor                                 b MacGill             14  43  40  2 0
    DW Headley            c McGrath          b MacGill              8  22  20  1 0
    D Gough               lbw                b MacGill              0   2   2  0 0
    PM Such               not out                                   0   6   4  0 0
    Extras                (b 8, lb 8, w 1, nb 4)                   21
    Total                 (all out, 80.1 overs)                   220
    
    FoW: 1-18 (Stewart, 6.5 ov), 2-56 (Butcher, 21.4 ov),
         3-88 (Ramprakash, 34.6 ov), 4-137 (Hick, 48.2 ov),
         5-139 (Hussain, 49.2 ov), 6-171 (Hegg, 63.4 ov),
         7-204 (Tudor, 74.5 ov), 8-213 (Crawley, 78.1 ov),
         9-213 (Gough, 78.3 ov), 10-220 (Headley, 80.1 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     17      7     35      2 (3nb)
    Miller                      23      6     45      2
    MacGill                     20.1    2     57      5 (1w)
    Warne                       20      4     67      1 (1nb)
    
    Australia 2nd innings                                           R   M   B  4 6
    MJ Slater             c Hegg             b Headley            123 271 189 11 3
    *MA Taylor            c Stewart          b Gough                2  30  25  0 0
    JL Langer             lbw                b Headley              1  11   5  0 0
    ME Waugh              c Ramprakash       b Headley             24  79  60  4 0
    DS Lehmann            c Crawley          b Such                 0  12   8  0 0
    +IA Healy             c Crawley          b Such                 5  36  26  0 0
    SR Waugh                                 b Headley              8  38  28  1 0
    SK Warne              c Ramprakash       b Such                 8  23  13  0 0
    SCG MacGill           c Butcher          b Such                 6  46  24  0 0
    CR Miller             not out                                   3  15   9  0 0
    GD McGrath            c Stewart          b Such                 0   2   2  0 0
    Extras                (b 3, lb 1)                               4
    Total                 (all out, 64.5 overs)                   184
    
    FoW: 1-16 (Taylor, 7.6 ov), 2-25 (Langer, 10.2 ov),
         3-64 (ME Waugh, 27.5 ov), 4-73 (Lehmann, 30.4 ov),
         5-91 (Healy, 40.2 ov), 6-110 (SR Waugh, 49.4 ov),
         7-141 (Warne, 54.2 ov), 8-180 (Slater, 61.4 ov),
         9-184 (MacGill, 64.3 ov), 10-184 (McGrath, 64.5 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    Headley                     19      7     40      4
    Gough                       15      3     51      1
    Such                        25.5    5     81      5
    Tudor                        5      2      8      0
    
    England 2nd innings (target: 287 runs)                          R   M   B  4 6
    MA Butcher            st Healy           b Warne               27  60  47  3 0
    *AJ Stewart           st Healy           b MacGill             42  83  55  4 0
    N Hussain                            c & b MacGill             53 170 129  2 0
    MR Ramprakash         c Taylor           b McGrath             14  60  46  1 0
    GA Hick                                  b MacGill              7  39  25  1 0
    JP Crawley            lbw                b Miller               5  21  16  0 0
    +WK Hegg              c Healy            b MacGill              3  10  10  0 0
    AJ Tudor                                 b MacGill              3  27  21  0 0
    DW Headley            c Healy            b MacGill             16  25  24  2 0
    D Gough               not out                                   7  21  15  1 0
    PM Such                              c & b MacGill              2  11  12  0 0
    Extras                (lb 5, w 1, nb 3)                         9
    Total                 (all out, 66.1 overs)                   188
    
    FoW: 1-57 (Butcher, 13.6 ov), 2-77 (Stewart, 20.2 ov),
         3-110 (Ramprakash, 34.4 ov), 4-131 (Hick, 44.3 ov),
         5-150 (Crawley, 49.6 ov), 6-157 (Hegg, 52.6 ov),
         7-162 (Hussain, 56.4 ov), 8-175 (Tudor, 60.2 ov),
         9-180 (Headley, 62.6 ov), 10-188 (Such, 66.1 ov).
    
    Bowling                      O      M      R      W
    McGrath                     10      0     40      1 (3nb)
    Miller                      17      1     50      1
    MacGill                     20.1    4     50      7 (1w)
    Warne                       19      3     43      1
    

      Day 1

    • Lunch: Australia 101/3 (ME Waugh 26*, SR Waugh 22*, 26 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 214/3 (ME Waugh 78*, SR Waugh 81*, 58 overs)
    • SR Waugh 96: His 9th Test score in the 90's, breaking the world record (prev. AI Kallicharran, 8)
    • D Gough 3/61 included hat-trick (Healy, MacGill, Miller). 23rd hat-trick in Tests, first at Sydney since 1891-92.
    • Attendance: 42,124 (sellout). Biggest Test crowd at the SCG since January 3, 1976 (53001, Day 1 v WI), and the biggest since ground capacity was reduced in the 1980's.

      Day 2

    • Lunch: England 82/2 (Hussain 22*, Ramprakash 12*, 30 overs)
    • Tea: England 161/5 (Crawley 16*, Hegg 8*, 60 overs)
    • England 1st innings 1x5 ball over
    • Stewart was GD McGrath's 200th Test wicket - the 10th Australian to reach that milestone.
    • Hussain was ME Waugh's 100th Test catch - the 14th non-wicketekeeper (and 6th Australian) to reach that milestone.
    • Crawley was MA Taylor's 156th Test catch - equalling AR Border's world record for a non-wicketkeeper.
    • Attendance: 38,912.

      Day 3

    • Lunch: Australia 74/4 (Slater 47*, Healy 0*, 34 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 178/7 (Slater 122*, MacGill 5*, 61 overs)
    • Slater scored 123 out of Australia's 184 runs (66.85%) - the second highest percentage of runs by a batsman in a Test innings (record 67.35%, C Bannerman, Aus v Eng 1876-77)
    • England target 287 in approximately 210 overs.
    • Attendance: 33,492.

      Day 4

    • Lunch: England 175/7 (Tudor 3*, Headley 12*, 60 overs)
    • Taylor's catch of Ramprakash was his 157th in Tests, passing Border's world record outright.
    • Attendance: 27,754. Match total: 142,282.




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