West Indies tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 1996
West Indies won by 6 wickets
26,27,28 December 1996 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* b Ambrose 7 52 40 0 0 17.50
ML Hayden c Hooper b Ambrose 5 27 19 0 0 26.31
JL Langer run out (Adams) 12 42 20 0 1 60.00
ME Waugh lbw b Ambrose 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
SR Waugh c †Murray b Bishop 58 163 131 4 0 44.27
GS Blewett run out (sub [AFG Griffith]) 62 223 154 4 0 40.25
IA Healy c Hooper b Ambrose 36 61 47 4 0 76.59
PR Reiffel c Samuels b Benjamin 0 8 4 0 0 0.00
SK Warne c Campbell b Bishop 10 38 28 0 0 35.71
JN Gillespie not out 4 39 23 0 0 17.39
GD McGrath c Hooper b Ambrose 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 8, nb 17) 25
  Total (all out; 74.5 overs; 334 mins) 219 (2.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CEL Ambrose 24.5 7 55 5 2.21 (12nb)
  IR Bishop 11 1 31 2 2.81 (2nb)
  KCG Benjamin 19 2 64 1 3.36 (2nb)
  CA Walsh 14 0 43 0 3.07 (5nb)
  JC Adams 1 0 4 0 4.00
  CL Hooper 5 1 14 0 2.80
  West Indies 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
SL Campbell lbw b McGrath 7 27 31 0 0 22.58
RG Samuels c Taylor b Warne 17 141 82 2 0 20.73
S Chanderpaul c & b McGrath 58 209 147 4 0 39.45
BC Lara c Warne b McGrath 2 26 18 0 0 11.11
CL Hooper run out (McGrath) 7 22 25 0 0 28.00
JC Adams not out 74 249 188 5 0 39.36
JR Murray c Reiffel b McGrath 53 116 117 3 0 45.29
IR Bishop lbw b McGrath 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
CEL Ambrose b Warne 8 29 19 1 0 42.10
KCG Benjamin b Reiffel 11 14 13 2 0 84.61
CA Walsh* c ME Waugh b Warne 4 32 17 0 0 23.52
Extras (b 4, lb 7, nb 3) 14
  Total (all out; 109.1 overs; 441 mins) 255 (2.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 30 11 50 5 1.66
  PR Reiffel 29 8 76 1 2.62 (5nb)
  SK Warne 28.1 3 72 3 2.55
  JN Gillespie 3 2 5 0 1.66
  GS Blewett 9 3 19 0 2.11
  SR Waugh 10 5 22 0 2.20
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ML Hayden b Ambrose 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
MA Taylor* c Hooper b Walsh 10 78 48 1 0 20.83
JL Langer c Hooper b Ambrose 0 12 7 0 0 0.00
ME Waugh lbw b Walsh 19 81 54 1 0 35.18
SR Waugh b Benjamin 37 145 87 2 0 42.52
GS Blewett c †Murray b Walsh 7 25 17 1 0 41.17
IA Healy b Benjamin 0 7 5 0 0 0.00
PR Reiffel lbw b Benjamin 8 17 11 1 0 72.72
SK Warne c Adams b Ambrose 18 36 28 4 0 64.28
JN Gillespie lbw b Ambrose 2 18 20 0 0 10.00
GD McGrath not out 5 17 9 0 0 55.55
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 11) 16
  Total (all out; 45.5 overs; 224 mins) 122 (2.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CEL Ambrose 12 4 17 4 1.41 (5nb)
  IR Bishop 10 2 26 0 2.60 (3nb, 1w)
  KCG Benjamin 12.5 5 34 3 2.64 (2nb)
  CA Walsh 11 4 41 3 3.72 (5nb)
  West Indies 2nd innings (target: 87 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
SL Campbell c Hayden b McGrath 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
RG Samuels lbw b McGrath 13 30 12 2 0 108.33
S Chanderpaul b Reiffel 40 97 82 3 0 48.78
BC Lara c Hayden b McGrath 2 17 9 0 0 22.22
CL Hooper not out 27 57 36 2 0 75.00
JC Adams not out 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (nb 4) 4
  Total (4 wickets; 23.5 overs) 87 (3.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 9 1 41 3 4.55
  PR Reiffel 9 2 16 1 1.77 (4nb)
  SK Warne 3 0 17 0 5.66
  GS Blewett 2.5 0 13 0 4.58

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - CEL Ambrose (West Indies)
Umpires - PD Parker and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire - WP Sheahan
Match referee - PL van der Merwe (South Africa)
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Dec - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 29/1 (RG Samuels 10*, S Chanderpaul 11*)
  • Fri, 27 Dec - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 233/9 (JC Adams 54*, CA Walsh 2*)
  • Sat, 28 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 87/4 (23.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
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