England tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 13-18, 1959
The Ashes - 5th Test
Australia won by 9 wickets
13,14,16,17,18 February 1959 (6-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson c & b Benaud 68 219 159 4 0 42.76
TE Bailey c Davidson b Lindwall 0 8 1 0 0 0.00
PBH May* c Benaud b Meckiff 11 28 18 1 0 61.11
MC Cowdrey c Lindwall b Davidson 22 61 45 3 0 48.88
TW Graveney c McDonald b Benaud 19 81 72 2 0 26.38
ER Dexter c Lindwall b Meckiff 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
R Swetman c †Grout b Davidson 1 25 33 0 0 3.03
JB Mortimore not out 44 116 105 6 0 41.90
FS Trueman c & b Benaud 21 80 56 1 0 37.50
FH Tyson c †Grout b Benaud 9 10 16 0 0 56.25
JC Laker c Harvey b Davidson 2 17 15 0 0 13.33
Extras (b 4, w 4) 8
  Total (all out; 64.5 overs) 205 (2.37 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 12.5 2 38 3 2.25
  RR Lindwall 14 2 36 1 1.92
  I Meckiff 15 2 57 2 2.85
  GF Rorke 6 1 23 0 2.87
  R Benaud 17 5 43 4 1.89
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald c Cowdrey b Laker 133 339 249 7 0 53.41
JW Burke c Trueman b Tyson 16 79 60 0 0 26.66
RN Harvey c †Swetman b Trueman 13 61 42 1 0 30.95
NC O'Neill c Cowdrey b Trueman 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
KD Mackay c Graveney b Laker 23 124 125 1 0 18.40
AK Davidson b Mortimore 17 62 41 1 0 41.46
R Benaud* c †Swetman b Laker 64 184 139 7 0 46.04
ATW Grout c Trueman b Laker 74 131 133 8 0 55.63
RR Lindwall c Cowdrey b Trueman 0 14 12 0 0 0.00
I Meckiff c & b Trueman 2 3 2 0 0 100.00
GF Rorke not out 0 27 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 4) 9
  Total (all out; 100.5 overs) 351 (2.61 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 25 0 92 4 2.76
  FH Tyson 20 1 73 1 2.73
  TE Bailey 14 2 43 0 2.30
  JC Laker 30.5 4 93 4 2.27
  JB Mortimore 11 1 41 1 2.79
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson lbw b Benaud 23 123 83 2 0 27.71
TE Bailey b Lindwall 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
PBH May* c Harvey b Lindwall 4 10 6 1 0 66.66
MC Cowdrey run out 46 55 52 7 0 88.46
TW Graveney c Harvey b Davidson 54 137 102 4 0 52.94
ER Dexter c †Grout b Davidson 6 33 33 0 0 18.18
R Swetman lbw b Lindwall 9 15 15 0 0 60.00
JB Mortimore b Rorke 11 63 51 0 0 21.56
FS Trueman b Rorke 36 80 59 5 0 61.01
FH Tyson c †Grout b Rorke 6 25 16 0 0 37.50
JC Laker not out 5 24 16 0 0 31.25
Extras (b 9, lb 3, w 2) 14
  Total (all out; 54.4 overs) 214 (2.94 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 21 1 95 2 3.39
  RR Lindwall 11 2 37 3 2.52
  I Meckiff 4 0 13 0 2.43
  GF Rorke 12.4 2 41 3 2.46
  R Benaud 6 1 14 1 1.75
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 69 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald not out 51 71 54 7 0 94.44
JW Burke lbw b Tyson 13 65 47 1 0 27.65
RN Harvey not out 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 4) 4
  Total (1 wicket; 12.7 overs) 69 (4.01 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  FS Trueman 6.7 0 45 0 4.90
  FH Tyson 6 0 20 1 2.50

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 4-0
Test debut - JB Mortimore (England)
Umpires - LH Townsend and RJJ Wright
Close of play
  • Fri, 13 Feb - day 1 - England 1st innings 191/7 (JB Mortimore 41*, FS Trueman 21*)
  • Sat, 14 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 150/3 (CC McDonald 98*, KD Mackay 22*)
  • Sun, 15 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 16 Feb - day 3 - England 2nd innings 22/2 (PE Richardson 6*, MC Cowdrey 4*)
  • Tue, 17 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 15/0 (CC McDonald 15*, JW Burke 0*)
  • Wed, 18 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 69/1 (12.7 ov) - end of match
 
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