England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 30, 1965 - Jan 4, 1966
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Match drawn
30,31 December 1965, 1,3,4 January 1966 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB Simpson* c Edrich b Allen 59 145 145 7 0 40.68
WM Lawry c Cowdrey b Allen 88 266 223 10 0 39.46
PJP Burge b Jones 5 30 50 0 0 10.00
RM Cowper c Titmus b Jones 99 203 183 13 0 54.09
BC Booth lbw b Jones 23 63 42 3 0 54.76
KD Walters c †Parks b Knight 22 92 84 1 0 26.19
TR Veivers run out 19 92 67 1 0 28.35
PI Philpott b Knight 10 28 35 1 0 28.57
ATW Grout c Barber b Knight 11 32 26 1 0 42.30
GD McKenzie not out 12 20 22 1 0 54.54
AN Connolly c †Parks b Knight 0 10 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 7, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 107.5 overs) 358 (2.49 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IJ Jones 24 4 92 3 2.87
  BR Knight 26.5 2 84 4 2.36
  FJ Titmus 31 7 93 0 2.25
  DA Allen 20 4 55 2 2.06
  RW Barber 6 1 24 0 3.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott c McKenzie b Walters 51 77 85 5 0 60.00
RW Barber c †Grout b McKenzie 48 97 62 3 0 77.41
JH Edrich c & b Veivers 109 310 286 11 0 38.11
KF Barrington c Burge b Veivers 63 158 139 5 0 45.32
MC Cowdrey c Connolly b Cowper 104 197 187 9 0 55.61
MJK Smith* c †Grout b McKenzie 41 103 92 4 0 44.56
JM Parks c Cowper b McKenzie 71 160 124 5 0 57.25
BR Knight c Simpson b McKenzie 1 10 15 0 0 6.66
FJ Titmus not out 56 143 128 7 0 43.75
DA Allen c †Grout b Connolly 2 16 22 0 0 9.09
IJ Jones b McKenzie 1 15 9 0 0 11.11
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 2) 11
  Total (all out; 143.2 overs) 558 (2.92 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 35.2 3 134 5 2.85
  AN Connolly 37 5 125 1 2.53
  PI Philpott 30 2 133 0 3.32
  KD Walters 10 2 32 1 2.40
  RB Simpson 16 4 61 0 2.85
  TR Veivers 12 3 46 2 2.87
  RM Cowper 3 0 16 1 4.00
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RB Simpson* c Barrington b Knight 67 147 129 7 0 51.93
WM Lawry c Smith b Barber 78 222 198 5 0 39.39
RM Cowper lbw b Jones 5 42 24 0 0 20.83
PJP Burge c Edrich b Boycott 120 255 193 12 0 62.17
BC Booth b Allen 10 29 43 0 0 23.25
KD Walters c & b Barrington 115 263 296 8 0 38.85
TR Veivers st †Parks b Boycott 3 23 18 0 0 16.66
PI Philpott b Knight 2 5 5 0 0 40.00
ATW Grout c Allen b Barrington 16 27 26 1 0 61.53
GD McKenzie run out 2 8 4 0 0 50.00
AN Connolly not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 1, nb 3) 8
  Total (all out; 116.4 overs) 426 (2.74 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  IJ Jones 20 1 92 1 3.45
  BR Knight 21 4 61 2 2.17
  FJ Titmus 22 6 43 0 1.46
  DA Allen 18 3 48 1 2.00
  RW Barber 17 0 87 1 3.83
  KF Barrington 7.4 0 47 2 4.70
  G Boycott 9 0 32 2 2.66
  MJK Smith 2 0 8 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 227 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Boycott not out 5 10 11 0 0 45.45
RW Barber not out 0 10 5 0 0 0.00
Extras 0
  Total (0 wickets; 2 overs) 5 (1.87 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  GD McKenzie 1 0 2 0 1.50
  AN Connolly 1 0 3 0 2.25

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Umpires - CJ Egar and WJ Smyth
Close of play
  • Thu, 30 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 278/4 (RM Cowper 90*, KD Walters 7*)
  • Fri, 31 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 208/2 (JH Edrich 48*, KF Barrington 54*)
  • Sat, 1 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 516/7 (JM Parks 66*, FJ Titmus 23*)
  • Sun, 2 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 131/1 (WM Lawry 61*, RM Cowper 1*)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 5/0 (2 ov) - end of match
 
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