England tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 4-8, 1991
The Ashes - 3rd Test
Match drawn
4,5,6,7,8 January 1991 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GR Marsh c Larkins b Malcolm 13 55 41 2 0 31.70
MA Taylor c †Russell b Malcolm 11 79 47 2 0 23.40
DC Boon c Atherton b Gooch 97 201 174 17 0 55.74
AR Border* b Hemmings 78 251 184 10 0 42.39
DM Jones st †Russell b Small 60 200 120 7 0 50.00
SR Waugh c Stewart b Malcolm 48 66 61 8 0 78.68
GRJ Matthews c Hemmings b Tufnell 128 242 175 17 0 73.14
IA Healy c Small b Hemmings 35 93 61 2 0 57.37
CG Rackemann b Hemmings 1 15 8 0 0 12.50
TM Alderman not out 26 86 73 1 0 35.61
BA Reid c Smith b Malcolm 0 15 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 8, nb 8) 21
  Total (all out; 157 overs; 657 mins) 518 (3.29 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DE Malcolm 45 12 128 4 2.84 (7nb)
  GC Small 31 5 103 1 3.32 (1nb)
  EE Hemmings 32 7 105 3 3.28
  PCR Tufnell 30 6 95 1 3.16
  GA Gooch 14 3 46 1 3.28
  MA Atherton 5 0 28 0 5.60
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch* c †Healy b Reid 59 148 127 5 0 46.45
MA Atherton c Boon b Matthews 105 451 349 8 0 30.08
W Larkins run out (Border) 11 44 33 2 0 33.33
RA Smith c †Healy b Reid 18 67 50 3 0 36.00
DI Gower c Marsh b Reid 123 312 236 15 0 52.11
AJ Stewart lbw b Alderman 91 157 146 12 0 62.32
RC Russell not out 30 90 64 3 0 46.87
GC Small lbw b Alderman 10 28 21 1 0 47.61
EE Hemmings b Alderman 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
PCR Tufnell not out 5 22 15 1 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, lb 8, nb 8) 17
  Total (8 wickets dec; 172.1 overs; 665 mins) 469 (2.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TM Alderman 20.1 4 62 3 3.07 (2nb)
  BA Reid 35.1 9 79 3 2.24 (4nb)
  CG Rackemann 25.5 5 89 0 3.44
  GRJ Matthews 58 16 145 1 2.50 (2nb)
  AR Border 19 5 45 0 2.36
  SR Waugh 14 3 40 0 2.85
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor lbw b Hemmings 19 39 31 2 0 61.29
GR Marsh c Stewart b Malcolm 4 26 13 0 0 30.76
IA Healy c Smith b Tufnell 69 165 160 6 0 43.12
DC Boon c Gooch b Tufnell 29 73 72 3 0 40.27
AR Border* c Gooch b Tufnell 20 34 29 3 0 68.96
DM Jones c & b Tufnell 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
SR Waugh c †Russell b Hemmings 14 32 28 2 0 50.00
GRJ Matthews b Hemmings 19 72 56 0 0 33.92
CG Rackemann b Malcolm 9 107 102 0 0 8.82
TM Alderman c Gower b Tufnell 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
BA Reid not out 5 28 32 0 0 15.62
Extras (lb 16) 16
  Total (all out; 89 overs; 300 mins) 205 (2.30 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DE Malcolm 6 1 19 2 3.16
  GC Small 2 1 6 0 3.00
  EE Hemmings 41 9 94 3 2.29
  PCR Tufnell 37 18 61 5 1.64
  MA Atherton 3 1 9 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 255 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GA Gooch* c Border b Matthews 54 68 42 7 0 128.57
DI Gower c Taylor b Matthews 36 53 38 3 0 94.73
W Larkins lbw b Border 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
AJ Stewart run out (Alderman/Matthews) 7 10 10 0 0 70.00
RA Smith not out 10 31 27 1 0 37.03
MA Atherton not out 3 28 32 0 0 9.37
Extras (lb 1, nb 2) 3
  Total (4 wickets; 25 overs) 113 (4.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  TM Alderman 4 0 29 0 7.25 (2nb)
  CG Rackemann 3 0 20 0 6.66
  GRJ Matthews 9 2 26 2 2.88
  AR Border 9 1 37 1 4.11

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Player of the match - MA Atherton (England)
Umpires - AR Crafter and PJ McConnell
Close of play
  • Fri, 4 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 259/4 (DM Jones 27*, SR Waugh 22*)
  • Sat, 5 Jan - day 2 - England 1st innings 1/0 (GA Gooch 1*, MA Atherton 0*)
  • Sun, 6 Jan - day 3 - England 1st innings 227/3 (MA Atherton 94*, DI Gower 33*)
  • Mon, 7 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 38/2 (IA Healy 9*, DC Boon 3*)
  • Tue, 8 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 113/4 (25 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Hours of play: 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.40pm - 3.40pm, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
    • Scorers: EW Cosgrove and CF Driver
    • 12th men: MG Hughes (Australia) and PAJ DeFreitas (England)
    • Lunch: Australia 68/2 (Boon 22*, Border 17*)
    • Tea: Australia 158/2 (Boon 82*, Border 43*)
    • Border became the first player to score 50 half centuries in Test cricket
    • Boon/Border 3rd wicket partership 147 in 177 mins from 297 balls
    • Attendance: 27,302
    • Lunch: Australia 377/6 (Matthews 44*, Healy 9*)
    • Matthews 100 in 185 mins form 137 balls, 13x4
    • Tea: Australia 483/8 (Matthews 110*, Alderman 9*)
    • Bad light ended play at 5.05pm (55 mins lost)
    • Attendance: 26,529
    • Gooch completed 6000 Test runs when he read 12 in the 1st innings
    • Lunch: England 83/0 (Gooch 50*, Atheron 30*)
    • Tea: England 150/2 (Atherton 58*, Smith 17*)
    • Attendnace: 25,461
    • Reid was unable to complete his 27th over (calloused right heel). Rackemann completed the over. Reid later returned and bowled an addition 9 overs
    • Atherton 100 in 424 mins from 326 balls, 8x4
    • Atherton scored the slowest hundred in the history of Ashes Tests
    • Atherton/Gower 4th wicket partership 139 in 190 mins from 284 balls
    • Gower 100 in 222 mins from 171 balls, 15x4
    • Lunch: England 323/4 (Gower 103*, Stewart 14*)
    • Tea: England 426/5 (Stewart 91*, Russel 3*)
    • Taylor completed 1000 Test runs agaist England when he reached 7 in the 2nd innings
    • Attendnace: 18,010
    • Border completed 3000 Test runs against England when he reached 17 in the 2nd innings
    • Tufnell narrowly missed a hat-trick when Gower dropped Waugh at silly point (difficult chance) after dismissing Border (caugh at square leg) and Jones (simple pop back) with successive balls in his 17th over.
    • Lunch: Australia 152/5 (Healy 64*, Waugh 7*)
    • Tea: Australia 205 all out
    • England were set a target of 255 runs from 28 overs
    • Gower completed 8000 Test runs when he reached 15 in the 2nd innings
    • Match called off at 5.45pm
    • Attendance: 9,002 (Total: 106,304)
 
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