Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2nd Test: England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 19-23, 1997
The Ashes - 2nd Test
Match drawn
Played at Lord's, London
19,20,21,22,23 June 1997 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c Blewett b McGrath 5 27 26 1 0 19.23
MA Atherton* c Taylor b McGrath 1 37 24 0 0 4.16
AJ Stewart b McGrath 1 19 13 0 0 7.69
N Hussain lbw b McGrath 19 108 73 2 0 26.02
GP Thorpe c Blewett b Reiffel 21 60 49 4 0 42.85
JP Crawley c †Healy b McGrath 1 22 17 0 0 5.88
MA Ealham c Elliott b Reiffel 7 51 30 1 0 23.33
RDB Croft c †Healy b McGrath 2 18 13 0 0 15.38
D Gough c †Healy b McGrath 10 12 10 2 0 100.00
AR Caddick lbw b McGrath 1 8 5 0 0 20.00
DE Malcolm not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, nb 5) 9
  Total (all out; 42.3 overs) 77 (1.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 20.3 8 38 8 1.85
  PR Reiffel 15 9 17 2 1.13 (3nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 5 1 9 0 1.80 (2nb)
  SK Warne 2 0 9 0 4.50
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* b Gough 1 16 15 0 0 6.66
MTG Elliott c Crawley b Caddick 112 240 180 20 0 62.22
GS Blewett c Hussain b Croft 45 83 70 7 0 64.28
ME Waugh c Malcolm b Caddick 33 82 60 1 0 55.00
SK Warne c Hussain b Gough 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
SR Waugh lbw b Caddick 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
MG Bevan c †Stewart b Caddick 4 8 7 1 0 57.14
IA Healy not out 13 44 23 2 0 56.52
PR Reiffel not out 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 1, lb 3) 4
  Total (7 wickets dec; 61 overs) 213 (3.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  D Gough 20 4 82 2 4.10
  AR Caddick 22 6 71 4 3.22
  DE Malcolm 7 1 26 0 3.71
  RDB Croft 12 5 30 1 2.50
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher b Warne 87 266 210 14 0 41.42
MA Atherton* hit wicket b Kasprowicz 77 220 159 10 0 48.42
AJ Stewart c Kasprowicz b McGrath 13 29 24 2 0 54.16
N Hussain c & b Warne 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
GP Thorpe not out 30 61 39 4 0 76.92
JP Crawley not out 29 51 45 4 0 64.44
Extras (b 8, lb 14, w 1, nb 7) 30
  Total (4 wickets dec; 79 overs) 266 (3.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 20 5 65 1 3.25 (2nb)
  PR Reiffel 13 5 29 0 2.23 (2nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 15 3 54 1 3.60 (4nb)
  SK Warne 19 4 47 2 2.47 (1w)
  MG Bevan 8 1 29 0 3.62
  SR Waugh 4 0 20 0 5.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - England led the 6-match series 1-0
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - DR Shepherd and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire - DJ Constant
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Thu, 19 Jun - day 1 - no play
  • Fri, 20 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 38/3 (N Hussain 10*, GP Thorpe 13*)
  • Sat, 21 Jun - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 131/2 (MTG Elliott 55*, ME Waugh 26*)
  • Sun, 22 Jun - day 4 - Australia 1st innings 213/7 (IA Healy 13*, PR Reiffel 1*)
  • Mon, 23 Jun - day 5 - England 2nd innings 266/4d (79 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 2
Day 1
    • No Play was possible due to rain.
    • Rain stopped play after 21 overs. England 38/3 (Hussain 10*, Thorpe 13*).
    • England's total of 77 is their lowest at Lord's since 1888, their lowest against Australia since 1948, and their lowest in any Test innings since 1993-94.
    • GD McGrath 8-38:
    • * His personal best bowling in Test and first-class cricket;
    • * The 23rd best individual bowling by any player in Test cricket;
    • * The 3rd best innings performance by an Australian in a Test. (Best since Arthur Mailey took 9-121 v England at Melbourne, 1920-21);
    • * The best individual bowling by an Australian in an innings at Lord's (previously 8-53 by Bob Massie, 1972);
    • * The best individual bowling for either side in an Ashes Test at Lord's (previously Hedley Verity, 1934);
    • * The second-best bowling in an innings of a Lord's Test (best 8-34 by Ian Botham v Pakistan, 1978).
    • Australia 1st Innings: Crawley kept wicket while Stewart was off the field at the start of the innings (back spasms).
 
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