Australia tour of England and Scotland, 4th Test: England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 24-28, 1997
The Ashes - 4th Test
Australia won by an innings and 61 runs
Played at Headingley, Leeds
24,25,26,27,28 July 1997 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c Blewett b Reiffel 24 61 57 2 0 42.10
MA Atherton* c Gillespie b McGrath 41 222 143 6 0 28.67
AJ Stewart c Blewett b Gillespie 7 26 24 0 0 29.16
N Hussain c Taylor b McGrath 26 58 41 4 0 63.41
DW Headley c SR Waugh b Gillespie 22 48 32 2 0 68.75
GP Thorpe b Gillespie 15 29 26 3 0 57.69
JP Crawley c Blewett b Gillespie 2 23 13 0 0 15.38
MA Ealham not out 8 42 24 0 0 33.33
RDB Croft c Ponting b Gillespie 6 12 8 1 0 75.00
D Gough b Gillespie 0 6 2 0 0 0.00
AM Smith b Gillespie 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 12) 21
  Total (all out; 59.4 overs; 269 mins) 172 (2.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 22 5 67 2 3.04 (3nb, 1w)
  PR Reiffel 20 4 41 1 2.05 (9nb)
  JN Gillespie 13.4 1 37 7 2.70 (2nb)
  GS Blewett 3 0 17 0 5.66
  SK Warne 1 0 2 0 2.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c †Stewart b Gough 0 10 11 0 0 0.00
MTG Elliott b Gough 199 450 351 26 3 56.69
GS Blewett c †Stewart b Gough 1 16 8 0 0 12.50
ME Waugh c & b Headley 8 30 18 1 0 44.44
SR Waugh c Crawley b Headley 4 15 12 0 0 33.33
RT Ponting c Ealham b Gough 127 261 202 16 1 62.87
IA Healy b Ealham 31 58 46 6 0 67.39
SK Warne c Thorpe b Ealham 0 3 5 0 0 0.00
PR Reiffel not out 54 109 72 5 0 75.00
JN Gillespie b Gough 3 18 18 0 0 16.66
GD McGrath not out 20 39 30 1 0 66.66
Extras (b 9, lb 10, nb 35) 54
  Total (9 wickets dec; 123 overs; 509 mins) 501 (4.07 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 36 5 149 5 4.13 (8nb)
  DW Headley 25 2 125 2 5.00 (12nb)
  AM Smith 23 2 89 0 3.86 (7nb)
  MA Ealham 19 3 56 2 2.94 (2nb)
  RDB Croft 18 1 49 0 2.72
  MA Butcher 2 0 14 0 7.00 (6nb)
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c †Healy b McGrath 19 18 18 3 0 105.55
MA Atherton* c Warne b McGrath 2 25 13 0 0 15.38
AJ Stewart b Reiffel 16 41 30 3 0 53.33
N Hussain c Gillespie b Warne 105 250 181 14 0 58.01
GP Thorpe c ME Waugh b Gillespie 15 40 30 1 0 50.00
JP Crawley b Reiffel 72 263 214 10 0 33.64
MA Ealham c ME Waugh b Reiffel 4 67 47 0 0 8.51
DW Headley lbw b Reiffel 3 30 17 0 0 17.64
RDB Croft c †Healy b Reiffel 5 16 7 1 0 71.42
D Gough c ME Waugh b Gillespie 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
AM Smith not out 4 3 4 1 0 100.00
Extras (b 6, lb 4, nb 13) 23
  Total (all out; 91.1 overs; 382 mins) 268 (2.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 22 5 80 2 3.63 (2nb)
  PR Reiffel 21.1 2 49 5 2.31 (8nb)
  JN Gillespie 23 8 65 2 2.82 (2nb)
  SK Warne 21 6 53 1 2.52 (2nb)
  SR Waugh 4 1 11 0 2.75 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 6-match series 2-1
Test debut - AM Smith (England)
Player of the match - JN Gillespie (Australia)
Umpires - MJ Kitchen and CJ Mitchley (South Africa)
TV umpire - R Julian
Match referee - CW Smith (West Indies)
Close of play
  • Thu, 24 Jul - day 1 - England 1st innings 106/3 (MA Atherton 34*, DW Headley 0*, 36 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Jul - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 258/4 (MTG Elliott 134*, RT Ponting 86*, 67 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Jul - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 373/5 (MTG Elliott 164*, IA Healy 27*, 95.2 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 212/4 (N Hussain 101*, JP Crawley 48*, 63 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 268 (91.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Scorers: JT Potter (England) and MK Walsh (Australia)
    • 12th Men: AD McGrath (England) and MS Kasprowicz (Australia)
 
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