Australia tour of England and Scotland, 3rd Test: England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 3-7, 1997
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Australia won by 268 runs
3,4,5,6,7 July 1997 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c Thorpe b Headley 2 22 20 0 0 10.00
MTG Elliott c †Stewart b Headley 40 131 98 4 0 40.81
GS Blewett b Gough 8 18 13 1 0 61.53
ME Waugh c †Stewart b Ealham 12 37 27 2 0 44.44
SR Waugh b Gough 108 241 174 13 0 62.06
MG Bevan c †Stewart b Headley 7 25 16 1 0 43.75
IA Healy c †Stewart b Caddick 9 35 20 1 0 45.00
SK Warne c †Stewart b Ealham 3 14 7 0 0 42.85
PR Reiffel b Gough 31 103 84 1 0 36.90
JN Gillespie c †Stewart b Headley 0 14 8 0 0 0.00
GD McGrath not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 4, nb 3) 15
  Total (all out; 77.3 overs) 235 (3.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 21 7 52 3 2.47 (2nb)
  DW Headley 27.3 4 72 4 2.61 (1nb)
  AR Caddick 14 2 52 1 3.71
  MA Ealham 11 2 34 2 3.09 (1nb)
  RDB Croft 4 0 13 0 3.25
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher st †Healy b Bevan 51 179 140 5 0 36.42
MA Atherton* c †Healy b McGrath 5 37 29 0 0 17.24
AJ Stewart c Taylor b Warne 30 118 79 2 0 37.97
N Hussain c †Healy b Warne 13 47 29 2 0 44.82
GP Thorpe c Taylor b Warne 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
JP Crawley c †Healy b Warne 4 30 26 1 0 15.38
MA Ealham not out 24 134 97 3 0 24.74
RDB Croft c SR Waugh b McGrath 7 18 23 1 0 30.43
D Gough lbw b Warne 1 13 13 0 0 7.69
AR Caddick c ME Waugh b Warne 15 73 57 0 0 26.31
DW Headley b McGrath 0 12 10 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 2) 9
  Total (all out; 84.4 overs) 162 (1.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 23.4 9 40 3 1.69
  PR Reiffel 9 3 14 0 1.55 (2nb)
  SK Warne 30 14 48 6 1.60
  JN Gillespie 14 3 39 0 2.78
  MG Bevan 8 3 14 1 1.75
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MTG Elliott c Butcher b Headley 11 58 40 0 0 27.50
MA Taylor* c Butcher b Headley 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
GS Blewett c Hussain b Croft 19 41 35 1 0 54.28
ME Waugh b Ealham 55 122 81 7 1 67.90
SR Waugh c †Stewart b Headley 116 383 271 10 0 42.80
MG Bevan c Atherton b Headley 0 22 16 0 0 0.00
IA Healy c Butcher b Croft 47 103 78 5 0 60.25
SK Warne c †Stewart b Caddick 53 102 78 4 1 67.94
PR Reiffel not out 45 108 88 6 0 51.13
JN Gillespie not out 28 65 54 3 0 51.85
Extras (b 1, lb 13, nb 6) 20
  Total (8 wickets dec; 122 overs) 395 (3.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 20 3 62 0 3.10 (2nb)
  DW Headley 29 4 104 4 3.58 (3nb)
  RDB Croft 39 12 105 2 2.69
  MA Ealham 13 3 41 1 3.15
  AR Caddick 21 0 69 1 3.28 (4nb)
  England 2nd innings (target: 469 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c McGrath b Gillespie 28 101 78 1 0 35.89
MA Atherton* lbw b Gillespie 21 71 38 1 1 55.26
AJ Stewart b Warne 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
N Hussain lbw b Gillespie 1 16 14 0 0 7.14
GP Thorpe c †Healy b Warne 7 51 29 0 0 24.13
JP Crawley hit wicket b McGrath 83 173 151 10 0 54.96
MA Ealham c †Healy b McGrath 9 97 75 0 0 12.00
RDB Croft c Reiffel b McGrath 7 16 13 0 0 53.84
D Gough b McGrath 6 25 18 1 0 33.33
AR Caddick c Gillespie b Warne 17 23 19 3 0 89.47
DW Headley not out 0 11 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 14, lb 4, w 1, nb 1) 20
  Total (all out; 73.4 overs) 200 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 21 4 46 4 2.19
  JN Gillespie 12 4 31 3 2.58
  PR Reiffel 2 0 8 0 4.00 (1nb)
  SK Warne 30.4 8 63 3 2.05 (1nb)
  MG Bevan 8 2 34 0 4.25 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 6-match series level 1-1
Test debut - DW Headley (England)
Player of the match - SR Waugh (Australia)
Umpires - G Sharp and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire - JH Hampshire
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 3 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 224/7 (SR Waugh 102*, PR Reiffel 26*)
  • Fri, 4 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 161/8 (MA Ealham 23*, AR Caddick 15*)
  • Sat, 5 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 262/6 (SR Waugh 82*, SK Warne 33*)
  • Sun, 6 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 130/5 (JP Crawley 53*, MA Ealham 5*)
  • Mon, 7 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 200 (73.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Rain and bad light interruptions extend play to 7.10pm. Dean Headley warned for running on the pitch. Steve Waugh's 13th Test century, his fourth against England and his first at Old Trafford. When Warne dismised Caddick he had his 249th Test wicket, thereby overtaking Richie Benaud as the most successful leg-spin bowler in Test history. (At 249 he is the 3rd most successful Test bowler for Australia and equal 18th overall). Steve Waugh's 14th Test century. The first instance of twin centuries in a Test by an Australian since DM Jones (v Pakistan, Adelaide 1989-90); the first instance in an Australia-England test since both AR Morris and DCS Compton (Adelaide, 1946-47). The 45th instance of twin centuries in all Test matches.
 
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