England tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1990
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Australia won by 8 wickets
26,27,28,29,30 December 1990 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch* lbw b Alderman 20 39 33 2 0 60.60
MA Atherton c Boon b Reid 0 15 11 0 0 0.00
W Larkins c †Healy b Reid 64 218 145 5 0 44.13
RA Smith c †Healy b Hughes 30 121 86 3 0 34.88
DI Gower c & b Reid 100 254 170 8 0 58.82
AJ Stewart c †Healy b Reid 79 279 211 4 0 37.44
RC Russell c †Healy b Hughes 15 69 55 1 0 27.27
PAJ DeFreitas c †Healy b Reid 3 5 5 0 0 60.00
ARC Fraser c Jones b Alderman 24 69 55 3 0 43.63
DE Malcolm c Taylor b Reid 6 32 19 1 0 31.57
PCR Tufnell not out 0 13 9 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, nb 9) 11
  Total (all out; 131.4 overs; 561 mins) 352 (2.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TM Alderman 30.4 7 86 2 2.80 (2nb)
  BA Reid 39 8 97 6 2.48 (1nb)
  MG Hughes 29 7 83 2 2.86 (6nb)
  GRJ Matthews 27 8 65 0 2.40
  SR Waugh 6 2 19 0 3.16
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh c †Russell b DeFreitas 36 85 62 5 0 58.06
MA Taylor c †Russell b DeFreitas 61 256 177 4 0 34.46
DC Boon c †Russell b Malcolm 28 119 82 1 0 34.14
AR Border* c †Russell b Fraser 62 239 164 5 0 37.80
DM Jones c †Russell b Fraser 44 86 57 6 0 77.19
SR Waugh b Fraser 19 61 47 2 0 40.42
GRJ Matthews lbw b Fraser 12 79 54 0 0 22.22
IA Healy c †Russell b Fraser 5 21 10 0 0 50.00
MG Hughes lbw b Malcolm 4 46 15 0 0 26.66
TM Alderman b Fraser 0 9 10 0 0 0.00
BA Reid not out 3 16 16 0 0 18.75
Extras (b 4, lb 12, nb 16) 32
  Total (all out; 112.5 overs; 514 mins) 306 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DE Malcolm 25.5 4 74 2 2.86 (6nb)
  ARC Fraser 39 10 82 6 2.10 (9nb)
  PCR Tufnell 21 5 62 0 2.95 (1nb)
  PAJ DeFreitas 25 5 69 2 2.76
  MA Atherton 2 1 3 0 1.50
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch* c Alderman b Reid 58 147 116 9 0 50.00
MA Atherton c †Healy b Reid 4 26 20 0 0 20.00
W Larkins c †Healy b Reid 54 232 171 6 0 31.57
RA Smith c Taylor b Reid 8 14 15 1 0 53.33
DI Gower c Border b Matthews 0 11 6 0 0 0.00
AJ Stewart c Marsh b Reid 8 70 60 0 0 13.33
RC Russell c Jones b Matthews 1 46 33 0 0 3.03
PAJ DeFreitas lbw b Reid 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
ARC Fraser c Taylor b Reid 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
DE Malcolm lbw b Matthews 1 21 14 0 0 7.14
PCR Tufnell not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 7, lb 3, nb 6) 16
  Total (all out; 73 overs; 294 mins) 150 (2.05 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TM Alderman 10 2 19 0 1.90 (4nb)
  BA Reid 22 12 51 7 2.31 (1nb)
  MG Hughes 9 4 26 0 2.88 (1nb)
  GRJ Matthews 25 9 40 3 1.60
  SR Waugh 7 6 4 0 0.57
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 197 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh not out 79 363 257 7 0 30.73
MA Taylor c Atherton b Malcolm 5 34 24 1 0 20.83
IA Healy c Atherton b Fraser 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
DC Boon not out 94 321 234 8 0 40.17
Extras (b 4, lb 12, nb 2) 18
  Total (2 wickets; 86 overs) 197 (2.29 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DE Malcolm 23 7 52 1 2.26 (1nb)
  ARC Fraser 20 4 33 1 1.65
  PCR Tufnell 24 12 36 0 1.50 (1nb)
  PAJ DeFreitas 16 3 46 0 2.87
  MA Atherton 3 0 14 0 4.66

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debut - PCR Tufnell (England)
Player of the match - BA Reid (Australia)
Umpires - AR Crafter and PJ McConnell
Close of play
  • Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 - England 1st innings 239/4 (DI Gower 73*, AJ Stewart 42*)
  • Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 109/1 (MA Taylor 42*, DC Boon 18*)
  • Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 306
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 28/2 (GR Marsh 11*, DC Boon 8*)
  • Sun, 30 Dec - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 197/2 (86 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Twelfth men: C.G.Rackemann (A) and C.C.Lewis (E)
 
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