Australia tour of England and Scotland, 6th Test: England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 21-23, 1997
The Ashes - 6th Test
England won by 19 runs
21,22,23 August 1997 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher b McGrath 5 22 24 0 0 20.83
MA Atherton* c †Healy b McGrath 8 31 17 0 0 47.05
AJ Stewart lbw b McGrath 36 104 73 4 0 49.31
N Hussain c Elliott b McGrath 35 139 114 4 0 30.70
GP Thorpe b McGrath 27 51 34 3 0 79.41
MR Ramprakash c Blewett b McGrath 4 19 8 0 0 50.00
AJ Hollioake b Warne 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
AR Caddick not out 26 54 35 4 1 74.28
PJ Martin b McGrath 20 23 19 1 1 105.26
PCR Tufnell c Blewett b Warne 1 20 20 0 0 5.00
DE Malcolm lbw b Kasprowicz 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 6, nb 10) 18
  Total (all out; 56.4 overs) 180 (3.17 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 21 4 76 7 3.61 (4nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 11.4 2 56 1 4.80 (8nb)
  SK Warne 17 8 32 2 1.88 (1nb)
  S Young 7 3 8 0 1.14
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MTG Elliott b Tufnell 12 52 33 1 0 36.36
MA Taylor* c Hollioake b Tufnell 38 60 42 7 0 90.47
GS Blewett c †Stewart b Tufnell 47 157 132 3 1 35.60
ME Waugh c Butcher b Tufnell 19 78 69 2 0 27.53
SR Waugh lbw b Caddick 22 51 34 2 0 64.70
RT Ponting c Hussain b Tufnell 40 134 96 3 1 41.66
IA Healy c †Stewart b Tufnell 2 50 34 0 0 5.88
S Young c †Stewart b Tufnell 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
SK Warne b Caddick 30 39 34 3 1 88.23
MS Kasprowicz lbw b Caddick 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GD McGrath not out 1 14 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 5) 9
  Total (all out; 79.3 overs) 220 (2.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DE Malcolm 11 2 37 0 3.36 (1nb)
  PJ Martin 15 5 38 0 2.53 (2nb, 1w)
  AR Caddick 19 4 76 3 4.00 (1nb)
  PCR Tufnell 34.3 16 66 7 1.91 (2nb)
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher lbw b ME Waugh 13 69 48 2 0 27.08
MA Atherton* c SR Waugh b Kasprowicz 8 29 21 1 0 38.09
AJ Stewart lbw b Kasprowicz 3 11 9 0 0 33.33
N Hussain c Elliott b Warne 2 64 50 0 0 4.00
GP Thorpe c Taylor b Kasprowicz 62 131 115 9 0 53.91
MR Ramprakash st †Healy b Warne 48 148 110 6 0 43.63
AJ Hollioake lbw b Kasprowicz 4 13 10 0 0 40.00
AR Caddick not out 0 50 37 0 0 0.00
PJ Martin c & b Kasprowicz 3 4 2 0 0 150.00
PCR Tufnell c †Healy b Kasprowicz 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
DE Malcolm b Kasprowicz 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 6, lb 10, nb 4) 20
  Total (all out; 66.5 overs) 163 (2.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 17 5 33 0 1.94
  MS Kasprowicz 15.5 5 36 7 2.27 (3nb)
  SK Warne 26 9 57 2 2.19 (2nb)
  ME Waugh 7 3 16 1 2.28
  S Young 1 0 5 0 5.00
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 124 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* lbw b Caddick 18 47 34 2 0 52.94
MTG Elliott lbw b Malcolm 4 3 3 1 0 133.33
GS Blewett c †Stewart b Caddick 19 57 36 3 0 52.77
ME Waugh c Hussain b Tufnell 1 8 7 0 0 14.28
SR Waugh c Thorpe b Caddick 6 20 19 0 0 31.57
RT Ponting lbw b Tufnell 20 47 35 3 0 57.14
IA Healy c & b Caddick 14 36 17 2 0 82.35
S Young not out 4 42 24 1 0 16.66
SK Warne c Martin b Tufnell 3 8 5 0 0 60.00
MS Kasprowicz c Hollioake b Caddick 4 22 13 0 0 30.76
GD McGrath c Thorpe b Tufnell 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 3, lb 4, w 1, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 32.1 overs) 104 (3.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DE Malcolm 3 0 15 1 5.00
  PJ Martin 4 0 13 0 3.25 (1w)
  PCR Tufnell 13.1 6 27 4 2.05 (2nb)
  AR Caddick 12 2 42 5 3.50

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 6-match series 3-2
Test debut - S Young (Australia)
Player of the match - PCR Tufnell (England)
Players of the series - GD McGrath (Australia) and GP Thorpe (England)
Umpires - LH Barker (West Indies) and P Willey
TV umpire - KE Palmer
Match referee - CW Smith (West Indies)
Close of play
  • Thu, 21 Aug - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 77/2 (GS Blewett 10*, ME Waugh 13*)
  • Fri, 22 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 52/3 (N Hussain 2*, GP Thorpe 22*)
  • Sat, 23 Aug - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 104 (32.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • In Australia's 1st innings, a boundary by Blewett was changed from a 4 to a 6 after overnight review.
 
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