England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-19, 1946
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by an innings and 33 runs
13,14,16,17,18,19 December 1946 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c †Tallon b Johnson 39 112 128 2 0 30.46
C Washbrook b Freer 1 8 10 0 0 10.00
WJ Edrich lbw b McCool 71 202 236 6 0 30.08
DCS Compton c †Tallon b McCool 5 15 23 1 0 21.73
WR Hammond* c †Tallon b McCool 1 7 15 0 0 6.66
JT Ikin c Hassett b Johnson 60 174 214 3 0 28.03
NWD Yardley c †Tallon b Johnson 25 48 52 3 0 48.07
TPB Smith lbw b Johnson 4 5 4 0 0 100.00
TG Evans b Johnson 5 8 14 0 0 35.71
AV Bedser b Johnson 14 46 51 0 0 27.45
DVP Wright not out 15 15 23 2 0 65.21
Extras (b 4, lb 11) 15
  Total (all out; 96.1 overs) 255 (1.98 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KR Miller 9 2 24 0 2.00
  FAW Freer 7 1 25 1 2.67
  ERH Toshack 7 2 6 0 0.64
  GE Tribe 20 3 70 0 2.62
  IWG Johnson 30.1 12 42 6 1.04
  CL McCool 23 2 73 3 2.38
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SG Barnes c Ikin b Bedser 234 649 667 17 0 35.08
AR Morris b Edrich 5 48 29 0 0 17.24
IWG Johnson c Washbrook b Edrich 7 35 27 0 0 25.92
AL Hassett c Compton b Edrich 34 81 74 3 0 45.94
KR Miller c †Evans b Smith 40 73 79 7 0 50.63
DG Bradman* lbw b Yardley 234 397 396 24 0 59.09
CL McCool c Hammond b Smith 12 34 36 1 0 33.33
D Tallon c & b Wright 30 44 46 1 0 65.21
FAW Freer not out 28 30 21 3 1 133.33
GE Tribe not out 25 16 16 5 0 156.25
Extras (lb 7, w 1, nb 2) 10
  Total (8 wickets dec; 173 overs) 659 (2.85 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 46 7 153 1 2.49
  WJ Edrich 26 3 79 3 2.27
  DVP Wright 46 8 169 1 2.75
  TPB Smith 37 1 172 2 3.48
  JT Ikin 3 0 15 0 3.75
  DCS Compton 6 0 38 0 4.75
  NWD Yardley 9 0 23 1 1.91
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton hit wicket b Miller 37 24 39 6 0 94.87
C Washbrook c McCool b Johnson 41 87 72 1 0 56.94
WJ Edrich b McCool 119 314 379 7 0 31.39
DCS Compton c Bradman b Freer 54 120 125 5 0 43.20
WR Hammond* c Toshack b McCool 37 64 96 2 1 38.54
JT Ikin b Freer 17 34 45 2 0 37.77
NWD Yardley b McCool 35 50 56 4 0 62.50
TPB Smith c Hassett b Johnson 2 11 12 0 0 16.66
TG Evans st †Tallon b McCool 9 14 12 0 0 75.00
AV Bedser not out 3 10 7 0 0 42.85
DVP Wright c †Tallon b McCool 0 3 9 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 6, w 1, nb 2) 17
  Total (all out; 106.4 overs) 371 (2.61 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  KR Miller 11 3 37 1 2.52
  FAW Freer 13 2 49 2 2.82
  ERH Toshack 6 1 16 0 2.00
  GE Tribe 12 0 40 0 2.50
  IWG Johnson 29 7 92 2 2.37
  CL McCool 32.4 4 109 5 2.51
  SG Barnes 3 0 11 0 2.75

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debut - FAW Freer (Australia)
Umpires - GE Borwick and JD Scott
Close of play
  • Fri, 13 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 219/8 (JT Ikin 52*, AV Bedser 1*)
  • Sat, 14 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 27/1 (SG Barnes 21*, IWG Johnson 0*)
  • Sun, 15 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 16 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 252/4 (SG Barnes 109*, DG Bradman 52*)
  • Tue, 17 Dec - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 571/6 (CL McCool 3*, D Tallon 4*)
  • Wed, 18 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 247/3 (WJ Edrich 86*, WR Hammond 15*)
  • Thu, 19 Dec - day 6 - England 2nd innings 371 (106.4 ov) - end of match
 
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