The Ashes - 1st Test

England v Australia

England won by 9 wickets

Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c Butcher b Malcolm 7 23 16 1 0 43.75
MTG Elliott b Gough 6 18 13 1 0 46.15
GS Blewett c Hussain b Gough 7 35 15 0 0 46.66
ME Waugh b Gough 5 23 25 1 0 20.00
SR Waugh c †Stewart b Caddick 12 31 20 3 0 60.00
MG Bevan c Ealham b Malcolm 8 31 21 1 0 38.09
IA Healy c †Stewart b Caddick 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
JN Gillespie lbw b Caddick 4 13 8 1 0 50.00
SK Warne c Malcolm b Caddick 47 62 46 8 0 102.17
MS Kasprowicz c Butcher b Caddick 17 42 28 3 0 60.71
GD McGrath not out 1 9 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (w 2, nb 2) 4
Total (all out; 31.5 overs) 118 (3.70 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-11 (Elliott), 2-15 (Taylor), 3-26 (ME Waugh), 4-28 (Blewett), 5-48 (SR Waugh), 6-48 (Healy), 7-48 (Bevan), 8-54 (Gillespie), 9-110 (Kasprowicz), 10-118 (Warne)
Bowling O M R W Econ
D Gough 10 1 43 3 4.30 (3nb, 2w)
DE Malcolm 10 2 25 2 2.50
AR Caddick 11.5 1 50 5 4.22 (2nb)
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c †Healy b Kasprowicz 8 16 13 2 0 61.53
MA Atherton* c †Healy b McGrath 2 10 4 0 0 50.00
AJ Stewart c Elliott b Gillespie 18 52 33 3 0 54.54
N Hussain c †Healy b Warne 207 437 337 38 0 61.42
GP Thorpe c Bevan b McGrath 138 290 245 19 0 56.32
JP Crawley c †Healy b Kasprowicz 1 19 14 0 0 7.14
MA Ealham not out 53 171 131 7 0 40.45
RDB Croft c †Healy b Kasprowicz 24 70 56 4 0 42.85
D Gough c †Healy b Kasprowicz 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
AR Caddick lbw b Bevan 0 11 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 1, nb 15) 27
Total (9 wickets dec; 138.4 overs) 478 (3.44 runs per over)
Did not bat DE Malcolm
Fall of wickets 1-8 (Atherton), 2-16 (Butcher), 3-50 (Stewart), 4-338 (Thorpe), 5-345 (Crawley), 6-416 (Hussain), 7-460 (Croft), 8-463 (Gough), 9-478 (Caddick)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GD McGrath 32 8 107 2 3.34 (7nb)
MS Kasprowicz 39 8 113 4 2.89 (6nb, 1w)
JN Gillespie 10 1 48 1 4.80 (1nb)
SK Warne 35 8 110 1 3.14 (1nb)
MG Bevan 10.4 0 44 1 4.12
SR Waugh 12 2 45 0 3.75 (2nb)
Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MTG Elliott b Croft 66 145 113 12 0 58.40
MA Taylor* c & b Croft 129 396 296 11 1 43.58
GS Blewett c Butcher b Croft 125 300 228 19 1 54.82
SR Waugh lbw b Gough 33 135 100 3 0 33.00
MG Bevan c Hussain b Gough 24 45 41 4 0 58.53
ME Waugh c †Stewart b Gough 1 8 7 0 0 14.28
IA Healy c Atherton b Ealham 30 66 48 5 0 62.50
SK Warne c & b Ealham 32 51 34 5 0 94.11
MS Kasprowicz c Butcher b Ealham 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
JN Gillespie run out (Crawley/Gough) 0 11 6 0 0 0.00
GD McGrath not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 18, lb 12, w 2, nb 5) 37
Total (all out; 144.4 overs) 477 (3.29 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-133 (Elliott), 2-327 (Taylor), 3-354 (Blewett), 4-393 (Bevan), 5-399 (ME Waugh), 6-431 (SR Waugh), 7-465 (Healy), 8-465 (Kasprowicz), 9-477 (Gillespie), 10-477 (Warne)
Bowling O M R W Econ
D Gough 35 7 123 3 3.51 (4nb)
DE Malcolm 21 6 52 0 2.47
RDB Croft 43 10 125 3 2.90 (2w)
AR Caddick 30 6 87 0 2.90 (3nb)
MA Ealham 15.4 3 60 3 3.82
England 2nd innings (target: 118 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher lbw b Kasprowicz 14 15 10 2 0 140.00
MA Atherton* not out 57 87 65 9 0 87.69
AJ Stewart not out 40 71 54 7 0 74.07
Extras (b 4, lb 4) 8
Total (1 wicket; 21.3 overs) 119 (5.53 runs per over)
Did not bat N Hussain, GP Thorpe, JP Crawley, MA Ealham, RDB Croft, D Gough, AR Caddick, DE Malcolm
Fall of wickets 1-29 (Butcher)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GD McGrath 7 1 42 0 6.00
MS Kasprowicz 7 0 42 1 6.00
SK Warne 7.3 0 27 0 3.60
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series England led the 6-match series 1-0
Test debut MA Butcher (England)
Player of the match N Hussain (England)
Umpires SA Bucknor (West Indies) and P Willey
TV umpire JW Holder
Match referee RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
Thu, 5 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 200/3 (N Hussain 80*, GP Thorpe 83*)
Fri, 6 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 449/6 (MA Ealham 32*, RDB Croft 18*)
Sat, 7 Jun - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 256/1 (MA Taylor 108*, GS Blewett 61*)
Sun, 8 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 119/1 (21.3 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • A thunderstorm stopped play for 50 minutes with Australia on 399/5.
  • Bevan was the runner for Gillespie and was involved in the mixup in Gillespie's run out.
 
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Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Aug 21-23, 1997
England won by 19 runs
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 7-10, 1997
Australia won by 264 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Jul 24-28, 1997
Australia won by an innings and 61 runs
England v Australia at Manchester - Jul 3-7, 1997
Australia won by 268 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jun 19-23, 1997
Match drawn
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Jun 6, 1997

Nasser Hussain celebrates after reaching his double-century, England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day, June 6, 1997

Nasser Hussain celebrates after reaching his double-century

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Jun 6, 1997

Nasser Hussain flicks to leg side of his way to a double-century, England v Australia, 1st Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day, June 6, 1997

Nasser Hussain flicks to leg side of his way to a double-century

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