England [Marylebone Cricket Club] tour of Australia, 5th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 23-28, 1951
The Ashes - 5th Test
England won by 8 wickets
23,24,26,27,28 February 1951 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JW Burke c Tattersall b Bedser 11 52 0 0
AR Morris lbw b Brown 50 173 2 0
AL Hassett* c Hutton b Brown 92 212 9 0
RN Harvey c †Evans b Brown 1 9 0 0
KR Miller c & b Brown 7 7 1 0
GB Hole b Bedser 18 46 2 0
IWG Johnson lbw b Bedser 1 9 0 0
RR Lindwall c Compton b Bedser 21 62 1 1
D Tallon c Hutton b Bedser 1 10 0 0
WA Johnston not out 12 43 1 0
JB Iverson c Washbrook b Brown 0 6 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 1) 3
  Total (all out; 69 overs) 217 (2.35 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 22 5 46 5 1.56
  TE Bailey 9 1 29 0 2.41
  FR Brown 18 4 49 5 2.04
  DVP Wright 9 1 50 0 4.16
  R Tattersall 11 3 40 0 2.72
  England 1st innings R M 4s 6s
L Hutton b Hole 79 174 8 0
C Washbrook c †Tallon b Miller 27 32 1 0
RT Simpson not out 156 338 12 0
DCS Compton c Miller b Lindwall 11 43 1 0
DS Sheppard c †Tallon b Miller 1 6 0 0
FR Brown* b Lindwall 6 12 0 0
TG Evans b Miller 1 13 0 0
AV Bedser b Lindwall 11 21 1 0
TE Bailey c Johnson b Iverson 5 25 1 0
DVP Wright lbw b Iverson 3 8 0 0
R Tattersall b Miller 10 55 1 0
Extras (b 9, lb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 90.7 overs) 320 (2.64 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 21 1 77 3 2.75
  KR Miller 21.7 5 76 4 2.60
  WA Johnston 12 1 55 0 3.43
  JB Iverson 20 4 52 2 1.95
  IWG Johnson 11 1 40 0 2.72
  GB Hole 5 0 10 1 1.50
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
JW Burke c Hutton b Bedser 1 13 0 0
AR Morris lbw b Bedser 4 9 0 0
AL Hassett* b Wright 48 193 1 0
RN Harvey lbw b Wright 52 94 5 0
KR Miller c & b Brown 0 11 0 0
GB Hole b Bailey 63 162 6 0
IWG Johnson c Brown b Wright 0 3 0 0
RR Lindwall b Bedser 14 58 1 0
D Tallon not out 2 21 0 0
WA Johnston b Bedser 1 5 0 0
JB Iverson c Compton b Bedser 0 1 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 1, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 64.3 overs) 197 (2.29 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AV Bedser 20.3 4 59 5 2.17
  TE Bailey 15 3 32 1 1.60
  FR Brown 9 1 32 1 2.66
  DVP Wright 15 2 56 3 2.80
  R Tattersall 5 2 6 0 0.90
  England 2nd innings (target: 95 runs) R M 4s 6s
L Hutton not out 60 113 3 0
C Washbrook c Lindwall b Johnston 7 34 1 0
RT Simpson run out 15 35 2 0
DCS Compton not out 11 41 0 0
Extras (lb 2) 2
  Total (2 wickets; 29.6 overs) 95 (2.39 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 2 0 12 0 4.50
  KR Miller 2 0 5 0 1.87
  WA Johnston 11 3 36 1 2.45
  JB Iverson 12 2 32 0 2.00
  IWG Johnson 1 0 1 0 0.75
  GB Hole 1 0 3 0 2.25
  AL Hassett 0.6 0 4 0 4.00

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 5-match series 4-1
Test debut - GB Hole (Australia)
Umpires - AN Barlow and HAR Elphinstone
Close of play
  • Fri, 23 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 206/8 (RR Lindwall 18*, WA Johnston 4*)
  • Sat, 24 Feb - day 2 - no play
  • Sun, 25 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Feb - day 3 - England 1st innings 218/6 (RT Simpson 80*, AV Bedser 3*)
  • Tue, 27 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 129/4 (AL Hassett 44*, GB Hole 18*)
  • Wed, 28 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 95/2 (29.6 ov) - end of match
 
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