England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1-7, 1947
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
1,2,3,4,6,7 January 1947 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SG Barnes lbw b Bedser 45 117 124 3 0 36.29
AR Morris lbw b Bedser 21 50 40 2 0 52.50
DG Bradman* b Yardley 79 169 162 2 0 48.76
AL Hassett c Hammond b Wright 12 53 48 0 0 25.00
KR Miller c †Evans b Wright 33 61 68 3 0 48.52
IWG Johnson lbw b Yardley 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
CL McCool not out 104 183 174 8 0 59.77
D Tallon c †Evans b Edrich 35 59 71 3 0 49.29
RR Lindwall b Bedser 9 23 30 1 0 30.00
B Dooland c Hammond b Edrich 19 78 68 0 0 27.94
ERH Toshack c Hutton b Edrich 6 8 6 1 0 100.00
Extras (nb 2) 2
  Total (all out; 97.3 overs) 365 (2.81 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Voce 10 2 40 0 3.00
  AV Bedser 31 4 99 3 2.39
  DVP Wright 26 2 124 2 3.57
  NWD Yardley 20 4 50 2 1.87
  WJ Edrich 10.3 2 50 3 3.61
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c McCool b Lindwall 2 15 10 0 0 20.00
C Washbrook c †Tallon b Dooland 62 235 207 1 1 29.95
WJ Edrich lbw b Lindwall 89 173 237 10 0 37.55
DCS Compton lbw b Toshack 11 19 23 1 0 47.82
WR Hammond* c & b Dooland 9 11 13 1 0 69.23
JT Ikin c Miller b Dooland 48 142 144 2 0 33.33
NWD Yardley b McCool 61 122 122 3 0 50.00
TG Evans b McCool 17 32 40 1 0 42.50
W Voce lbw b Dooland 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
AV Bedser not out 27 54 52 2 0 51.92
DVP Wright b Johnson 10 30 28 1 0 35.71
Extras (b 1, lb 12, nb 2) 15
  Total (all out; 108.5 overs) 351 (2.42 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 20 1 64 2 2.40
  KR Miller 10 0 34 0 2.55
  ERH Toshack 26 5 88 1 2.53
  CL McCool 19 3 53 2 2.09
  B Dooland 27 5 69 4 1.91
  IWG Johnson 6.5 1 28 1 3.16
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SG Barnes c †Evans b Yardley 32 73 84 0 0 38.09
AR Morris b Bedser 155 364 317 8 0 48.89
DG Bradman* c & b Yardley 49 99 95 4 0 51.57
AL Hassett b Wright 9 22 21 1 0 42.85
KR Miller c Hammond b Yardley 34 80 84 3 0 40.47
CL McCool c †Evans b Bedser 43 108 106 3 0 40.56
IWG Johnson run out 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
D Tallon c & b Wright 92 105 108 10 0 85.18
RR Lindwall c Washbrook b Bedser 100 113 90 13 1 111.11
B Dooland c Compton b Wright 1 8 4 0 0 25.00
ERH Toshack not out 2 14 8 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 14, lb 2, nb 3) 19
  Total (all out; 113.3 overs) 536 (3.54 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  W Voce 6 1 29 0 3.62
  AV Bedser 34.3 4 176 3 3.84
  DVP Wright 32 3 131 3 3.07
  NWD Yardley 20 0 67 3 2.51
  WJ Edrich 18 1 86 0 3.58
  L Hutton 3 0 28 0 7.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 551 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
L Hutton c Bradman b Toshack 40 178 168 3 0 23.80
C Washbrook b Dooland 112 245 299 8 1 37.45
WJ Edrich lbw b McCool 13 22 34 1 0 38.23
DCS Compton run out 14 22 27 2 0 51.85
WR Hammond* b Lindwall 26 77 80 3 0 32.50
JT Ikin c Hassett b Miller 5 33 34 0 0 14.70
NWD Yardley not out 53 89 106 6 0 50.00
AV Bedser lbw b Miller 25 49 50 3 0 50.00
TG Evans not out 0 15 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 15, lb 6, w 1) 22
  Total (7 wickets; 100 overs) 310 (2.32 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 16 2 59 1 2.76
  KR Miller 11 0 41 2 2.79
  ERH Toshack 16 5 39 1 1.82
  CL McCool 24 9 41 1 1.28
  B Dooland 21 1 84 1 3.00
  IWG Johnson 12 4 24 0 1.50

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debut - B Dooland (Australia)
Umpires - GE Borwick and JD Scott
Close of play
  • Wed, 1 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 253/6 (CL McCool 28*, D Tallon 35*)
  • Thu, 2 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 147/1 (C Washbrook 54*, WJ Edrich 83*)
  • Fri, 3 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 33/0 (SG Barnes 19*, AR Morris 14*)
  • Sat, 4 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 293/4 (AR Morris 132*, CL McCool 25*)
  • Sun, 5 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 6 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 91/0 (L Hutton 25*, C Washbrook 60*)
  • Tue, 7 Jan - day 6 - England 2nd innings 310/7 (100 ov) - end of match
 
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