MCC start with a draw
The MCC batted the whole of the first day, scoring 334 for 8. The Nawab of Pataudi played with care at the start of his innings, but after reaching his hundred he hit with great brilliancy, and was altogether batting about four and a half hours. He timed the ball precisely, and impressed with neat foot work.
Ron Halcombe was the best of the Australian bowlers, his length being excellent, while he made the ball come quickly off the pitch. Rain unfortunately prevented any play on the Saturday, and the chief feature of the third day's cricket was some good hitting by Maurice Leyland, who hit nine fours and a six with strong cover and leg strokes. The English fielding was poor, Leyland being the exception.