England tour of Australia, 4th Test: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 30-Feb 5, 1959
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by 10 wickets
Played at Adelaide Oval
30,31 January, 2,3,4,5 February 1959 (6-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
CC McDonald b Trueman 170 487 315 12 0 53.96
JW Burke c Cowdrey b Bailey 66 247 191 2 0 34.55
RN Harvey run out 41 159 126 3 0 32.53
NC O'Neill b Statham 56 150 112 4 0 50.00
LE Favell b Statham 4 15 4 0 0 100.00
KD Mackay c †Evans b Statham 4 27 18 0 0 22.22
R Benaud* b Trueman 46 113 86 7 0 53.48
AK Davidson c Bailey b Tyson 43 134 98 5 0 43.87
ATW Grout lbw b Trueman 9 47 35 1 0 25.71
RR Lindwall b Trueman 19 38 40 0 0 47.50
GF Rorke not out 2 10 7 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 4, nb 2) 16
  Total (all out; 128.1 overs) 476 (2.78 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 23 0 83 3 2.70
  FS Trueman 30.1 6 90 4 2.24
  FH Tyson 28 1 100 1 2.67
  TE Bailey 22 2 91 1 3.10
  GAR Lock 25 0 96 0 2.88
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson lbw b Lindwall 4 8 8 0 0 50.00
TE Bailey b Davidson 4 15 5 0 0 80.00
PBH May* b Benaud 37 75 50 3 0 74.00
MC Cowdrey b Rorke 84 234 198 9 0 42.42
TW Graveney c Benaud b Rorke 41 174 167 1 0 24.55
W Watson b Rorke 25 122 78 1 0 32.05
FS Trueman c †Grout b Benaud 0 16 11 0 0 0.00
GAR Lock c †Grout b Benaud 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
FH Tyson c & b Benaud 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
TG Evans c Burke b Benaud 4 6 2 1 0 200.00
JB Statham not out 36 70 68 6 0 52.94
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (all out; 74.1 overs) 240 (2.42 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 12 0 49 1 3.06
  RR Lindwall 15 0 66 1 3.30
  GF Rorke 18.1 7 23 3 0.95
  R Benaud 27 6 91 5 2.52
  NC O'Neill 2 1 8 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
PE Richardson lbw b Benaud 43 203 151 5 0 28.47
W Watson c Favell b Benaud 40 172 135 4 0 29.62
PBH May* lbw b Rorke 59 130 116 8 0 50.86
MC Cowdrey b Lindwall 8 28 19 0 0 42.10
TW Graveney not out 53 308 231 5 0 22.94
TE Bailey c †Grout b Lindwall 6 58 38 0 0 15.78
FS Trueman c †Grout b Davidson 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
GAR Lock b Rorke 9 72 46 0 0 19.56
FH Tyson c †Grout b Benaud 33 71 71 2 0 46.47
JB Statham c O'Neill b Benaud 2 10 6 0 0 33.33
TG Evans c Benaud b Davidson 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 3, nb 4) 17
  Total (all out; 101.3 overs) 270 (1.99 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AK Davidson 8.3 3 17 2 1.52
  RR Lindwall 26 6 70 2 2.01
  GF Rorke 34 7 78 2 1.72
  R Benaud 29 10 82 4 2.12
  JW Burke 4 2 6 0 1.12
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 35 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
LE Favell not out 15 46 36 2 0 41.66
JW Burke not out 16 46 47 0 0 34.04
Extras (b 4, lb 1) 5
  Total (0 wickets; 10.3 overs) 36 (2.60 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  JB Statham 4 0 11 0 2.06
  FS Trueman 3 1 3 0 0.75
  GAR Lock 2 0 8 0 3.00
  MC Cowdrey 1.3 0 9 0 4.90

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
Test debut - GF Rorke (Australia)
Umpires - MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
  • Fri, 30 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 200/1 (CC McDonald 112*, RN Harvey 1*)
  • Sat, 31 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 403/6 (AK Davidson 16*, ATW Grout 7*)
  • Sun, 1 Feb - rest day
  • Mon, 2 Feb - day 3 - England 1st innings 115/3 (MC Cowdrey 53*, TW Graveney 16*)
  • Tue, 3 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 43/0 (PE Richardson 28*, W Watson 10*)
  • Wed, 4 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 198/5 (TW Graveney 28*)
  • Thu, 5 Feb - day 6 - Australia 2nd innings 36/0 (10.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • CC McDonald (1) retired hurt on 149* from 268/1 to 407/7
 
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