England tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 20-24, 1998
The Ashes - 1st Test
Match drawn
20,21,22,23,24 November 1998 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c Hussain b Cork 46 191 135 6 0 34.07
MJ Slater c Butcher b Mullally 16 67 40 2 0 40.00
JL Langer lbw b Gough 8 55 43 0 0 18.60
ME Waugh c †Stewart b Mullally 31 65 50 3 0 62.00
SR Waugh c †Stewart b Mullally 112 330 232 13 0 48.27
RT Ponting c Butcher b Cork 21 94 61 1 0 34.42
IA Healy c Mullally b Fraser 134 303 229 14 0 58.51
MS Kasprowicz c †Stewart b Mullally 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
DW Fleming not out 71 133 107 11 0 66.35
SCG MacGill c †Stewart b Mullally 20 30 30 4 0 66.66
GD McGrath c Atherton b Croft 5 35 24 0 0 20.83
Extras (lb 14, w 1, nb 6) 21
  Total (all out; 158 overs; 657 mins) 485 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 34 4 135 1 3.97 (1nb, 1w)
  DG Cork 31 6 98 2 3.16 (1nb)
  AD Mullally 40 10 105 5 2.62 (3nb)
  RDB Croft 23 6 55 1 2.39 (1nb)
  ARC Fraser 28 7 76 1 2.71
  MR Ramprakash 2 1 2 0 1.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c & b ME Waugh 116 278 236 16 0 49.15
MA Atherton c ME Waugh b McGrath 0 17 14 0 0 0.00
N Hussain c †Healy b Kasprowicz 59 141 99 10 0 59.59
AJ Stewart*† c Kasprowicz b MacGill 8 17 9 1 0 88.88
GP Thorpe c Langer b McGrath 77 231 168 7 0 45.83
MR Ramprakash not out 69 234 166 6 0 41.56
DG Cork c MacGill b McGrath 0 16 11 0 0 0.00
RDB Croft b Kasprowicz 23 51 48 3 0 47.91
D Gough lbw b McGrath 0 24 23 0 0 0.00
AD Mullally c Kasprowicz b McGrath 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
ARC Fraser c ME Waugh b McGrath 1 7 7 0 0 14.28
Extras (b 1, lb 9, nb 12) 22
  Total (all out; 128.2 overs; 513 mins) 375 (2.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 34.2 11 85 6 2.47 (3nb)
  DW Fleming 27 5 83 0 3.07
  MS Kasprowicz 29 7 82 2 2.82 (6nb)
  SCG MacGill 24 4 70 1 2.91 (2nb)
  SR Waugh 3 0 17 0 5.66
  RT Ponting 3 0 10 0 3.33
  ME Waugh 8 1 18 1 2.25 (1nb)
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Slater c & b Fraser 113 190 139 13 1 81.29
MA Taylor* b Cork 0 12 5 0 0 0.00
JL Langer c Mullally b Croft 74 202 149 8 0 49.66
ME Waugh not out 27 76 54 1 0 50.00
SR Waugh not out 16 51 31 0 0 51.61
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 5) 7
  Total (3 wickets dec; 62 overs; 267 mins) 237 (3.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  D Gough 6 0 50 0 8.33 (1nb)
  DG Cork 5 0 18 1 3.60
  AD Mullally 14 4 38 0 2.71 (2nb)
  ARC Fraser 15 1 52 1 3.46 (2nb)
  RDB Croft 20 2 71 1 3.55
  MR Ramprakash 2 0 6 0 3.00
  England 2nd innings (target: 348 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher lbw b MacGill 40 139 98 4 0 40.81
MA Atherton c Fleming b McGrath 28 65 55 4 0 50.90
N Hussain b MacGill 47 149 122 1 2 38.52
AJ Stewart*† c Ponting b ME Waugh 3 9 8 0 0 37.50
GP Thorpe c Langer b ME Waugh 9 41 27 0 0 33.33
MR Ramprakash st †Healy b MacGill 14 39 45 1 0 31.11
DG Cork not out 21 39 37 3 0 56.75
RDB Croft not out 4 23 25 0 0 16.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1, nb 9) 13
  Total (6 wickets; 68 overs; 255 mins) 179 (2.63 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 16 6 30 1 1.87
  MS Kasprowicz 8 3 28 0 3.50 (1w)
  DW Fleming 7 2 12 0 1.71 (2nb)
  SCG MacGill 22 3 51 3 2.31
  ME Waugh 14 0 55 2 3.92 (7nb)
  RT Ponting 1 1 0 0 0.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - GD McGrath (Australia)
Umpires - KT Francis (Sri Lanka) and DB Hair
TV umpire - PD Parker
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Fri, 20 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 246/5 (SR Waugh 69*, IA Healy 46*, 89 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Nov - day 2 - England 1st innings 53/1 (MA Butcher 23*, N Hussain 23*, 19 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Nov - day 3 - England 1st innings 299/4 (GP Thorpe 70*, MR Ramprakash 29*, 94.2 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 26/0 (MA Butcher 7*, MA Atherton 18*, 7 ov)
  • Tue, 24 Nov - day 5 - England 2nd innings 179/6 (68 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • MA Taylor 100th Test
    • Twelfth Men: JN Gillespie (Australia) and JP Crawley (England)
    • Lunch: Australia 58/1 (Taylor 30*, Langer 8*, 29 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 141/4 (SR Waugh 26*, Ponting 7*, 56 overs)
    • Australia 100 off 42.3 overs
    • Bad light interupted play early in the 3rd session from 3:06pm to 3:41pm
    • SR Waugh 50 in 114 mins, off 80 balls, 7x4
    • On 50, SR Waugh passed 17 000 First Class career runs
    • Australia 200 off 74.4 overs
    • Play extended by 55 minutes beyond scheduled stumps time to 5:55pm, in order to get through the 90 overs required in a day. Stumps called 1 over early due to bad light.
    • Attendance: 14 000 approx
    • Lunch: Australia 348/5 (SR Waugh 107*, Healy 105*, 120 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 445/8 (Fleming 37*, MacGill 20*, 149 overs)
    • IA Healy 50 in 101 mins, off 88 balls, 7x4, brought up his 50 with a four off Cork
    • 6th wicket partnership (SR Waugh/Healy) 100 in 121 mins, off 180 balls, brought up with a four by Healy off Gough
    • Australia 300 off 103.4 overs
    • SR Waugh 100 in 286 mins, off 201 balls, 12x4, 16th Test 100
    • IA Healy 100 in 196 mins, off 160 balls, 13x4, 4th Test 100
    • Australia 400 off 132.5 overs
    • AD Mullally 1st Test 5 wicket haul
    • DW Fleming 50 in 106 mins, off 87 balls, 7x4
    • Attendance: 13 000 approx
    • Lunch: England 179/3 (Thorpe 6*, Butcher 93*, 47 overs)
    • Tea: England 262/4 (Thorpe 50*, Ramprakash 13*, 82 overs)
    • N Hussain 50 in 93 mins, off 68 balls, 9x4, brought up his 50 with a four off McGrath, 7th Test 50
    • England 100 off 30.2 overs
    • MA Butcher 50 in 125 mins, off 101 balls, 9x4, brought up his 50 with a four off Fleming
    • 2nd wicket partnership (Butcher/Hussain) 100 off 166 balls, brought up with a four by Butcher off Fleming
    • England 200 off 53.3 overs
    • MA Butcher 100 in 219 mins, off 179 balls, 16x4, brought up his 100 with a four off MacGill, 2nd Test 100
    • GP Thorpe 50 in 134 mins, off 98 balls, 4x4, 24th Test 50
    • A combination of bad light and thunderstorms ended play at 3:55pm
    • Lunch: England 375
    • Tea: Australia 111/1 (Slater 75*, Langer 35*, 30 overs)
    • England 300 off 94.5 overs, brought up with a four by Ramprakash off Kasprowicz
    • MR Ramprakash 50 off 135 balls, 4x4, brought up his 50 with a four off Fleming, 6th Test 50
    • GD McGrath 11th Test 5 wicket haul
    • MJ Slater 50 off 57 balls, 7x4, brought up his 50 with a four off Mullally
    • Australia 100 off 25.3 overs, brought up with a four by Langer off Fraser
    • 2nd wicket partnership (Slater/Langer) 100 off 185 balls, brought up with a four by Slater Mullally
    • JL Langer 50 off 105 balls, 6x4, 5th Test 50
    • MJ Slater 100 off 129 balls, 10x4, 1x6, 9th Test 100
    • Australia 200 off 50.5 overs, brought up with a four by ME Waugh off Croft
    • Lunch: England 108/3 (Hussain 28*, Thorpe 0*, 39 overs)
    • Play ended at shortly before tea due to thunderstorms. The ground was later soaked with rain. Play officially called to an end at 4:25pm.
 
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